Edinburgh Festival 5k 2021

29/05/2021

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2021 - 5k

Join us

Be part of something special and join the largest team at the stunning Edinburgh Festival 5k! The route takes you through the heart of Edinburgh, offering stunning views of the Castle and panoramic views of the city.

How to enter?

We would love to have you join Team Macmillan as the Official Charity for the Edinburgh 5k 2021 and be part of the sea of green on race day! There are two ways to get yourself signed up for the Edinburgh 5k:

Secure a free charity entry!

Entry is free, but we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £80 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!

Think you’ve got more miles in you…

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.
  • 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 11 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 5k 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 could raise

£535,000

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.