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Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Half Marathon 2021

Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Half Marathon 2021

Fundraising event

This flat, fast and iconic Half Marathon passes through the heart of Edinburgh and provides a truly unique way to experience the city. Run with the Castle as your backdrop, meander down the historic Royal Mile and feel the breeze from the Firth of Forth as your cross the finish line!

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 £300 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 if you are ready for a Half 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.
  • A sports massage and post-event hospitality.
  • 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 17 years old. For full terms & conditions click here.

If you have any questions, email us at 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 Half 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.

  • Location:

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  • When:

    Sunday, May 30 2021 10:00

Got a question?

Call the fundraising support line on
0300 1000 200