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Children 1st

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Join #TeamChildren 1st and make 2021 the year you take on the Edinburgh Marathon Festival!
An unforgettable running experience and a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is now in its 18th year and will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May 2021. Attracting around 30,000 runners and with thousands more lining the course to cheer you on, it really will be an experience to remember. 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.

Sign up today for a free charity place and pledge to raise the minimum sponsorship for Children 1st!

May 29th 
10k – age 15+
5k – age 11+ 
Junior 5k – age 11-18 
Junior 2k – age 9 -12 
Junior 1.5k – age 6-8
Kids Kilometre – age 3-6 kids take part with their parents 

May 30th  
Marathon – age 18+
Half-marathon – age 17+ 
Relay - teams of 4 – age 15+ 

Minimum Sponsorship: 
Full Marathon - £350 
Half Marathon - £200 
10k - £100 
5k, 2k, 1.5k, 1k - £50 
Relay - £500 

Why join #TeamChildren1st 
When you take on the Edinburgh Marathon Festival for Children 1st we will provide you with: 

  • A welcome pack with sponsor forms and helpful information to kick start your fundraising
  • A Children 1st t-shirt to wear proudly on the day of your race
  • Training hints and tips to help you reach your potential
  • Dedicated support from a member of our fundraising team to help you every step of the way  

What our participants say:
“I’ve loved the experience. The encouragement and support of Children 1st has been amazing."

“Brilliant support throughout the event, really good team. Thank you very much.”

Why support Children 1st 
Now more than ever, Scotland’s children and  families need your support, as they face the additional stresses and challenges of coping through coronavirus. We will continue to be there providing practical and emotional support to give them help and relief. Our work to keep Scotland’s children safe will continue to be needed more than ever. 

Got your own place already ?
Let us know by visiting our website here, or contact our Fundraising Team using the details at the top of the page, so we can send you out your very own Children 1st pack or answer any questions you may have. 


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Apply for a Charity Entry

You can only apply to one Affiliate Charity at a time. For further information on how the Charity Entry process works please see our FAQs.

Please click on the event you would like to participate in:

2022 Edinburgh Marathon Festival
   - 2022 Edinburgh Marathon >
   - 2022 Edinburgh Half Marathon >
   - 2022 EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay >
   - 2022 EMF 10k >
   - 2022 EMF 5k >
   - 2022 EMF Junior 5K >
   - 2022 EMF 2K Junior Race 1 >
   - 2022 EMF 2K Junior Race 2 >
   - 2022 EMF 1.5K Junior Race 1 >
   - 2022 EMF 1.5K Junior Race 2 >
   - 2022 EMF Kids Kilometre >

Already have your Own Entry?

If you already have your Own Entry, you can pledge to fundraise for Children 1st via your My Details account.
Simply log in and click on the link next to your entry.

Registered Charity Number in Scotland SC 016092