Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF) has grown from a single race with 3,000 runners in 2003 to a weekend festival of running with 30,000 people running in 8 races across two days. The EMF is now firmly established as a major event on the UK running calendar.

Get your place online here or alternatively, you can sign up for a free charity place here, in return for your pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship for Medical Detection Dogs.

Own Place
If you have purchased your own place directly with the event organiser, via a public ballot or through your local gym or club and would like to fundraise for us, please let us know by emailing [email protected].

When you join #MDDchallenge you’ll receive:

  • A Running Vest and/or T-shirt to raise awareness*
  • A fundraising pack full of advice, tips and support and everything you’ll need to get started
  • Regular emails with support, updates and extra fundraising tips

*Running Vests/T-shirts are for adult runners only and will not be given for EMF Junior 5K, EMF Junior 2K, EMF Junior 1.5K or the EMF Kilometre

Charity Places:

  • Registration Fee: Dependent on event
  • Minimum Sponsorship: Dependent on event

Edinburgh Marathon 26 May 2019. Registration fee: £35 Minimum sponsorship pledge: £500

EMF Half Marathon 26 May 2019. Registration fee: £20. Minimum sponsorship pledge: £300

Hairy Haggis EMF Team Relay 26 May 2019. Registration fee: £80 for a team of four. Minimum sponsorship pledge: £400 for a team of four

EMF 10K 25 May 2019. Registration fee: £15. Minimum sponsorship pledge: £195

EMF 5K 25 May 2019. Registration fee: £15. Minimum sponsorship pledge: £195

Or sign up for free (and raise as much as you can in sponsorship) to the EMF Junior 5K, EMF Junior 2K, EMF Junior 1.5K, EMF Kids’ Kilometre – all on 25 May 2019

You could join #MDDchallenge to take part in any of the following amazing events: –

Event detail

Edinburgh – 25 May 2019

Distance: Kids’ 1K

Distance: Junior 5K

Distance: 5K

Distance: 10K


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Edinburgh – 26 May 2019

Distance: Half Marathon 13.1 miles

Distance: Marathon 26.2 miles

Distance: Relay Marathon 26.2 miles in four legs


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