Run for WaterAid in the Edinburgh 10k, Half Marathon or Marathon and help #FinishThirst.

27 May 2017 | Edinburgh

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

When: 27-28 May 2017

Where: Edinburgh, Scotland

Distance: 10k, Half Marathon (13.1 miles) or Marathon (26.2 miles)

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is a fantastic event for runners of all abilities, with races of varying distances and difficulties taking place across the weekend. The 10k follows a beautiful scenic route with fantastic views of Edinburgh Castle and the city. The half marathon and full marathon routes are fast and flat, voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World in 2008, perfect for beginners and experienced runners alike.

EMF 10k

Registration fee: £20

Sponsorship target: £150

Register today for a WaterAid place in the 10k.

If you have your own place in the 10k please create your online fundraising page here.

EMF Half Marathon

Registration fee: £20

Sponsorship target: £300

Register today for a WaterAid place in the Half Marathon.

If you have your own place in the Half Marathon please create your online fundraising page here.

EMF Marathon

Registration fee: £20

Sponsorship target: £600

Register today for a WaterAid place in the Marathon.

If you have your own place in the Marathon please create your online fundraising page here.

Over the May Bank Holiday, we had an amazing team of runners take on the 10k, half marathon and full marathon at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival.

There was a great atmosphere over the whole weekend and some fantastic sunny weather as well.

If you would like to take on the 10k, Half Marathon or full marathon at the Festival for WaterAid in 2017, please get in touch to let us know!

To help support all our runners in the lead up to race day we’ve teamed up with professional coaches at RunningWithUs, to provide you with a training support package to get you to the start line fully prepared to take on the distance!

As a member of our team you’ll receive:

  • A bespoke training plan – suitable for your level of experience
  • An invite to our training day
  • Email helpline – ask the coach training, race, nutrition or injury questions
  • Twitter and Facebook ask the coach services and live Q and A sessions

In addition to this, you will also receive ;

  • A personalised WaterAid running vest or technical t-shirt
  • A fundraising pack to help you meet your targets
  • Fundraising and event resources including balloons, collecting tins and banners
  • Regular newsletters and emails  full of helpful tips, ideas and stories from our work
  • The opportunity to wear our famous WaterAid  toilet costumes
  • Support and advice from a dedicated member of the WaterAid events team

We’re here to help you every step of the way on your marathon journey, and we’d love to hear from you! If you have a question or want to chat to the coaches about your training, get in touch.

How to send sponsorship in 

If you've set up a fundraising webpage, the monies donated on-line should be transferred to WaterAid automatically. However, if you've raised money off-line, here is how to get it sent to us: 

It is more efficient and cost effective for us to process sponsorship in batches, which saves funds that can instead be used to help some of the world's poorest people gain access to safe water and sanitation. We therefore ask that you collect as much sponsorship as possible before sending it to:

The Events team
47- 49 Durham Street
London SE11 5JD

Please remember to include the following information when sending in your sponsorship:
  • Your name 
  • What the sponsorship is for  
  • Sponsor form with names/addresses of the sponsors and whether they would like to apply Gift Aid 
We strongly recommend that you send your sponsorship via recorded delivery so that you can track and hopefully retrieve your envelope if it goes missing. Sponsorship does go missing in the post from time to time, and it's hugely disappointing for both runners and the charity, so recorded delivery is always worth the extra effort.