CANCELLED Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2020 - brainstrust charity place

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This event has been rescheduled to the 5/6th September, depending on government policy regarding COVID-19.

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind. You can be a part of the action, whilst raising vital funds to help us support more people living with a brain tumour. And, with the marathon, half marathon and 10k over the two days, there really is something for everyone.

Join in the action and help people affected by a devastating and terrifying brain tumour diagnosis.

This popular and ever-growing marathon festival takes place in Scotland’s capital city with Edinburgh Castle as its backdrop. Expect stunning views and an unforgettable running experience with this fast, flat route. 70% of the runners come from outside Scotland, so why not make a weekend of it in this truly beautiful city.

The full marathon kicks off on Sunday 24th May at 10.00am from Potterow, EH8 9AL and finishes at Pinkie Playing Fields, EH21 7HA

You can also choose to run the half marathon which departs also on Sunday 24 May at 8.00am starting and finishing in the same locations as the full marathon.

Or why not try the 10K on Saturday 23rd of May with a 9am start time.

If there is another event at the Edinburgh marathon please enquire with our challenge events coordinator if we can aquire places (

Why join?

By running in the Marathon Festival, you’ll help us fund our support service for brain tumour patients and carers across the UK, and the resources they so rely on.

“brainstrust has been a shining light in my dark days. Just knowing someone is there is real comfort… It’s great to just know other people truly understand how hard it is sometimes”

Your participation in any of the Festival's events will be vital in helping us support more people in the UK who so desperately need our help. The funds you raise will go towards building resources for these people, which will help them feel less alone, less afraid and more in control in the face of a terrifying brain tumour diagnosis.

Sign up for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival today

Entry to any of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival events are FREE, we just ask that you raise sponsorship as follows:

  • Full Marathon - £300

  • Half Marathon - £200

  • 5k and 10k - £150

We’ll send you a fundraising pack to help you and a team brainstrust running shirt to wear on the day.

To sign up, click on the register button now. If you have any questions, please contact Anna Wilson at

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