Edinburgh Marathon Festival

When:
-
Where:
Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance:
10k, Half Marathon or Marathon
Minimum Sponsorship:
£150 - £600 depending on event
Registration fee:
£20
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Event information

Thanks to all those who took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2017 for WaterAid! Stay tuned for details on next year's event.

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.

When you cross the finish line you’ll achieve more than your goal. Together we’ll reach everyone, everywhere with clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene by 2030.

We don't currently have places for the 2018 Marathon available. But if you'd like to get involved right now, discover our other events >

FAQs

I have my own place in this event, how can I join Team WaterAid?

Congrats on securing your own place – we'd love to have you on board!

To join Team WaterAid you can either pop us an email at [email protected] to let us know you’d like to join our team, or you can set up an online fundraising page on JustGiving or Virgin Money Giving. They'll tell us you’re fundraising for WaterAid and we’ll get in touch to say thank you and send you a fundraising pack.

I’m taking part in this event for WaterAid, how can I get a WaterAid top or cycling jersey to wear on the day?
What training advice and support do you provide?

We've teamed up with leading sport and training coaches RunningWithUs to provide expert training plans, tips and advice.

We have bespoke training plans, put together by RunningWithUs, and you'll get direct access to the expertise of our professional coaches. Whether you’re brand new to running or a seasoned cyclist, we have a training plan to help you. If you have any specific training questions, you can contact RunningWithUs directly by emailing [email protected]

What happens if I don’t reach my fundraising target?

If you’ve bought a WaterAid charity place in an event, we'll ask you to reach a minimum fundraising target. This will cover the cost of the event place and administration fees that WaterAid have to pay, and help provide much needed support to some of the world’s poorest communities.

If you're concerned you won’t reach your fundraising target, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. We're on hand to help you out with tips and ideas that will help you reach your target and we may be able to extend your deadline, so that you have that little bit longer to fundraise.

I’m stuck for fundraising ideas. Can you help?

You’ve come to the right place! Check out some great fundraising ideas and inspirational stories.

Once you’ve registered for an event, we’ll also send you a fundraising guide as part of your welcome pack. This has lots of great fundraising tips to get you off to a flying start.

How do I pay in my fundraising?

If you've raised money on JustGiving or VirginMoneyGiving, your job is done! All the online donations made to your fundraising page are automatically transferred over to WaterAid and allocated to your total.

If you've raised money offline, you can send in your fundraising by making a bank transfer, sending us a cheque, or paying in your money over the phone.

If you’re making a bank transfer please use the following details:

WaterAid Current Account
Barclays Bank PLC
Sort code: 20-65-82
Account number: 20422746

If you’re sending in a cheque, please make it payable to WaterAid and send it to:

WaterAid
47-49 Durham Street
London
SE11 5JD

Please also fill in a donation form with your name and details of your fundraising, and send it in to us. Otherwise we won’t know that the money is from you, and we won’t be able to thank you for your fundraising!

If you want to pay your money in over the phone, give us a call on 020 7793 4594.