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Children 1st

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Why run the Edinburgh Marathon for Children 1st?

Because every day, thousands of children across Scotland are abused, neglected and traumatised. We need your help to give them the happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood they deserve.

Lacing up your trainers for Children 1st means you’ll be helping us to provide support to children recovering from abuse and trauma, ensuring that children across Scotland are living in a safe and stable home, and allowing us to campaign to make Scotland a safer place for children to grow up.

Whatever your finish time, you’ll be a champion to children all across Scotland who need your help. 

What we provide

When you agree to a charity place with 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
  • 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.”

 Register for a charity place

To confirm your place you will be required to pay advance sponsorship to secure the place and get your fundraising started, and make a fundraising pledge detailed below.

Edinburgh 5K Place:

Advance sponsorship : £10

Pledge to raise: £80

Edinburgh 10K Place:

Advance sponsorship : £15

Pledge to raise: £150

Edinburgh Half Marathon Place

Advance sponsorship : £25

Pledge to raise: £295

Edinburgh Marathon Place

Advance sponsorship : £50

Pledge to raise: £495

Hairy Haggis Team Relay

Advance sponsorship: £50

Pledge to raise: £600 total for group

 Follow the link below for your  preferred race and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss fundraising and confirm your place.

If you have any questions please contact our friendly Events team on 0141 419 1158 or email [email protected]and we’ll be happy to help.


 EMF Team Relay





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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:

2021 Edinburgh Marathon Festival
   - 2021 Edinburgh Marathon >
   - 2021 Edinburgh Half Marathon >
   - 2021 EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay >
   - 2021 EMF 10k >
   - 2021 EMF 5k >
   - 2021 EMF Junior 5k >
   - 2021 EMF Junior 2K Race 1 >
   - 2021 EMF 2k Junior Race 2 >
   - 2021 EMF 1.5k Junior Race 1 >
   - 2021 EMF 1.5k Junior Race 2 >
   - 2021 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