Edinburgh Marathon 2021


Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2021

Join us

Voted Fastest Marathon in the UK, the flat and scenic Edinburgh Marathon is perfect for both first time marathon runners and those chasing their PB!

How to enter?

We would love to have you join Team Macmillan as the Official Charity for the Edinburgh Half Marathon 2021 and be part of the sea of green on race day! There are two ways to get yourself signed up for the Edinburgh Half Marathon 2021:

Secure a free charity entry!

Entry is free, but we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £750 to support people living with cancer. To sign up for a charity please click here.

Use your own place

If you have bought a place in the race already and would like to run for Macmillan, click here. There's no fundraising pledge, just raise as much as you can and get all the great perks of being part of the team!

Unsure about conquering a full Marathon... Why not try a shorter distance?

Why should I join Team Macmillan?

Whichever way you choose to join Team Macmillan, we’ll support you every step of the way with:

  • Our fundraising pack, access to our online training zone and loads of fundraising tips and tricks.
  • Your free Team Macmillan technical running vest or t-shirt, plus iron on letters to customise your kit.
  • As the Official Charity Partner will provide race day hospitality, including massages.
  • Regular e-newsletters to keep you up to date with Macmillan's news and activities.
  • The loudest and most supportive cheer points on the course!
  • Most importantly we'll provide you with a reason to keep going, because you'll know that you're helping improve the lives of people living with cancer in the UK today.

The minimum age for this event is 18 years old. For full terms & conditions click here.

If you have any questions, email us at running@macmillan.org.uk or call on 0300 100 0200.

Join our Virtual Team

Alternatively if you are unsure about committing to a physical event right now, join our Virtual Edinburgh Marathon Festival Team and run a Marathon on your turf, at your pace, in your time and receive some incredible goodies including a medal and finishers t-shirt.

Volunteer With Us

If you would like to experience race day from the other side of the railing, come and support Team Macmillan 2021 as part of our volunteering team! To find out more details click here.

This event hopes to raise


which could pay for 10 Macmillan nurses for a year!

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Organise your own event

Get your plans rolling. We've got advice, support, materials and fundraisers who'd love to help you create a great event.

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Go your own way

If you would like to take on a challenge for Macmillan which isn't in our listed events, no problem! Tell us which one you're doing and we'll send you a fundraising pack.

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Help with fundraising

From fundraising resources and ideas to online fundraising tips and information about paying in your donations. We'll help you raise as much as possible for Macmillan.

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Training Zone

Find training, nutrition and kit advice for whichever type of event you are doing.