As you know, it is outside of our control to say when events will be permitted to go ahead, and sadly there is insufficient information currently available to allow us to estimate when this will be. The nature of the event demands a considerable amount of preparation, not only from our team and our delivery partners, but from the participants. Their preparation for an event will involve training, sometimes meaning they are dedicating many hours away from their friends and family, which for many is understandably unpalatable or impossible with the demands of home working, childcare and schooling at this time. For others it requires the booking of accommodation or travel and we feel that it is unfair to ask for your and their continuing preparation if we cannot make a firm assurance that we will definitely be able to go ahead with the event on the planned date.
We, as a team, are devastated to be sharing this announcement with you. We know you will be equally disappointed and we are acutely aware of the impact that the loss of events is having on our affiliate charities. We know we have a responsibility to assist where we can and are delighted to announce that we will be making 2020 Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenges available to encourage participants to complete their distance and challenge whilst supporting our affiliate charities by doing so.
Current participants have a range of options available to them within their My Details account. If you are a current entrant, please log in to find out more and select your preferred option. These options will be available until the 31st December 2020.
We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the event and hope to celebrate with those who are completing the 2020 Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge, as well as looking forward to being back delivering world-class events again for you, and our affiliate charities, in 2021.
I had such an amazing time & the people of Edinburgh are what has made me get through it! Thank you so much & I won't be forgetting my first marathon, so glad I got to do it in Edinburgh!Sheffield
Ran my first Marathon and the memories will live with me forever. Amazing running next to the beach, and I must say the crowd and support was fantastic. Big thank you to all the staff, volunteers and everyone else for making it a great day.
Amazing day for my first marathon. Spectators and the life saving people coming out with sweeties were amazing, as were the people running very friendly and positive. Brilliant!!
Fantastic first marathon experience. The organisers, marshals and all volunteers were great. But the best part has to be the amazing locals and spectators they did Scotland proud.