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Support Dogs

Support Dogs
0114 261 7800
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Thank you for choosing Support Dogs for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival!

 Support Dogs is a charity that provides, trains and supports specialist assistance dog partnerships to increase the independence and quality of life for those affected by autism, epilepsy and physical disabilities. With your help we can transform more lives than ever before.

As part of Team Support Dogs we will send you:

  • A Support Dogs t-shirt or running v to wear with pride on the day
  • Our fundraising pack full of hints, tips and ideas


We ask for a minimum fundraising target join Team Support Dogs. 

  • £600 for the full marathon
  • £700 for the team relay
  • £250 for the half marathon
  • £150 for the 10km
  • £100 for the 5km

Our team is always on hand for any advice you may need so please get in touch if you have any questions. 

 Established in 1992 Support Dogs works across mainland UK and provides all it services entirely free of charge to those in need of them.  The charity receives no government funding, relying solely on voluntary donations from wonderful people like you to meet the cost of  £21,000 to train a support dog and a further £2,000 to support for each of the approximately 8 years of their working life. 


From keeping children safe, to alerting their owners prior to an oncoming seizures, from raising the alarm in emergencies to helping with a huge range of day to day tasks, our support dogs transform the lives of individuals and families.  Last year, the charity had over 4,500 calls for help and this figure is raising year upon year and with your support we can help more people than ever before. 


Support Dogs autism assistance dog programme




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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 >
2021 Virtual Edinburgh Marathon Festival
   - 2021 Edinburgh Marathon Virtual Challenge >
   - 2021 Edinburgh Half Marathon Virtual Challenge >
   - 2021 EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay Virtual Challenge >
   - 2021 EMF 10k Virtual Challenge >
   - 2021 EMF 5k Virtual Challenge >

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Registered Charity Number in England and Wales 1088281