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Edinburgh Marathon and Running Festival

Come and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival and fund research that will save and change lives.

Run all over kidney disease!

This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world's elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners.

The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 9 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Edinburgh

Sponsorship target £450

New Year special offer - Register before 19 February 2023 for £40

28 May 2023

As part of #TeamKidney you'll receive...

Running t-shirt

A Kidney Research UK running top

A fundraising pack full of tips and ideas

Support from our dedicated team every step of the way

Regular updates to inspire you with training and fundraising

Other useful stuff

fundraising-pack

Fundraising resources

Get all the materials and resources you need for your fundraiser.

London Bridges Walk walkers

Dress to impress

Get extra merchandise and show everyone you're on #TeamKidney.

London Bridges Walk walker

Shout about it

Let everyone know you're fundraising by using our social toolkit.

A runner finishing an event wearing the Kidney Research UK running top

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London Bridges Walk walkers

Fundraise online

Get your fundraising off to a flying start with your own JustGiving page.

Frequently asked questions

Got a question? Get in touch

If you have a question or would like to chat about one of our events, the team here at Kidney Research UK are happy to help. Please get in touch.

0300 303 1100

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