Children 1st

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Run For Children 1st

National Team

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Be part of Scotland's biggest running festival and #LetTheKidsWin!

The Edinburgh Marathon is Scotland's biggest running festival and a fantastic event for all abilities. From a 5K to a full Marathon, there's an option for everyone to take part! Take in the sights of Edinburgh on this famously flat route, and be surrounded by incredible crowds cheering you on along the way.

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

Minimum sponsorship:

  • Full Marathon - £500 (registration fee £35)
  • Half marathon - £350 (registration fee £20)
  • Hairy Haggis Relay - £600 (registration fee £40)
  • 10k /5K - £100 (registration fee £5)
  • Junior Events - £50 (free to enter)


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.