Alzheimer Scotland

Sarah Cheung
0131 551 9355
[email protected]

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We are Scotland's national dementia charity. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services.

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a devastating and frightening time both for the person with dementia and for their families and friends.

We need your support more than ever and every penny you raise will help us make sure nobody faces dementia alone.

We’re here when people need someone to listen to them and give emotional support, or when they need practical information and advice. You can pick up the phone to our 24 hour Freephone Dementia Helpline anytime or meet with our Dementia Advisors. We help fund research into dementia prevention, giving hope to future generations.

We adapted quickly when the pandemic hit to ensure we could still support people who urgently needed us. Our online support has been vital to people during a time when we need to stay connected.

90,000 people in Scotland are living with dementia and as that number continues to rise, there has never been a more vital time to support the work of Alzheimer Scotland. We can’t make a difference to people living with dementia without fundraisers like you. 


Whether this is your first 10k or you’re a seasoned marathon runner, our dedicated events team are here to help.

Sign up to #TeamAlzScot and we’ll provide: 

  • Purple Alzheimer Scotland breathable running vest 
  • Comprehensive fundraising pack with training hints 
  • Friendly team on the end of the phone to help with your fundraising and provide tips and support throughout your training journey
  • Warm welcome at the finish line to celebrate your achievements with us and fellow supporters and enjoy goodies, a cuppa and a well earned free massage! 
  • Cheer points packed with purple cheer squads over the full weekend 
  • Designated point of contact within the events team


Sat 10k


Full Marathon - Registration donation of £30. Target sponsorship of £500.

EMF Half Marathon - Registration donation of £20. Target sponsorship of £300.

10k - Registration donation of £15. Target sponsorship of £150.

5k - Registration donation of £10. Target sponsorship of £100.

EMF Team Relay - Registration donation (on behalf of the team) of £60. Target sponsorship of £600.

5k Junior Race - Registration donation of £5. Target sponsorship of £30. 

2k Junior Race - Registration donation of £5. Target sponsorship of £30. 

1.5k Junior Race - Registration donation of £5.  Target sponsorship of £30.

We ask you to raise a certain amount to ensure all the funds raised can go directly to supporting people living with dementia. And don't worry as our team are here to support you along the way to reach your goal.


If you've been lucky enough to secure your own place in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, we'd love to welcome you to #TeamAlzScot

There is no minimum sponsorship, but aim high and you'll be amazed at what you can achieve. All you have to do is link your entry to Alzheimer Scotland and we'll be in touch to say hello.



“The support before and during the race was incredible. Everyone wearing the Alzheimer Scotland logo top on the day either high-fived me, ran next to me, shouted words of encouragement or even hugged me. We were like a family and I was completely overwhelmed. The feeling that I had that day was like no other. We all understood each other.” Michelle McKee, EMF Marathon

Forest Gump

Finishers 2019

You understand that Alzheimer Scotland has pre-paid for this event and that failure to reach the target sponsorship level will result in financial loss to the charity and you may be withdrawn from the event if you do not fundraise. By securing one of our charity places you understand that Alzheimer Scotland will not pay for your travel and accommodation to attend the event. Please note that Alzheimer Scotland may take and/or use photos of you from the race day in our advertising or promotional material. If you do NOT wish your photo to be used please let us know by emailing [email protected] or calling 0131 243 1453.

Thank you for considering Alzheimer Scotland, your support is greatly appreciated.


Photographer credit: Gordon Elliot, Andrew Gillie


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Get an Instant Charity Entry (ICE)

Agree to Alzheimer Scotland entry terms & conditions and their minimum fundraising target and you can get an Instant Charity Entry today:
   - 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
   - 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 Alzheimer Scotland via your My Details account.
Simply log in and click on the link next to your entry.

Registered Charity Number in Scotland SC022315