Welcome to the EMF 2020 Virtual Challenge



We are delighted to introduce the first Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge, allowing you to achieve your 2020 vision and to help our affiliate charities who rely on the fundraising income from events to continue their vital work.

  • Multiple distances to choose from
  • Complete your challenge anytime before 31st December 2020
  • Your challenge, your rules – complete your challenge in one day or over multiple days! 

Macmillan EMF 2019

Edinburgh Marathon Virtual Entry
£ 30 per person
EMF Half Marathon Virtual Entry
£ 28 per person
EMF Team Relay Virtual Entry
£ 80 per person
EMF 10K Virtual Entry
£ 20 per person
EMF 5K Virtual Entry
£ 15 per person
EMF Junior 5K Virtual Entry
£ 15 per person
EMF Junior 2K Virtual Entry
£ 10 per person
EMF Junior 1.5K Virtual Entry
£ 10 per person
EMF Kids Kilometre Virtual Entry
£ 80 per person


How do I take part?

The beauty of a Virtual Challenge is that you can choose how and when you want to do it. The Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge can be completed anytime until Thursday 31st December 2020, which gives plenty of time to train for the challenge and to fundraise for a charity of your choice if you wish to. You might decide to tackle your distance in one go, or over multiple days – you get to choose, it’s your challenge!

I’ve already completed by EMF distance virtually, can I receive my finishers items?

We know that some people may have already completed their challenge distance earlier in the year. If this is the case, don’t worry you don’t need to do it again! all you need to do is log into your My Details account and tell us when you completed your challenge and we will send you your well deserved finisher items and finisher certificate!

What kind of finisher’s items will I receive?

Scroll down to the ’Entry Benefits’ section below for more details on the fanatstic finisher items you will receive upon completion of your EMF 2020 Virtual Challenge
*please note that finisher’s items may be subject to change and may differ slightly from this image depending on the  distance you complete


Upon completion of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge entrants will receive the following:
  • Wicking finisher’s t-shirt
  • Finisher medal & keyring charm
  • Finisher presentation pack
  • Personalised finisher certificate
  • Downloadable training plans
  • Personalised Event Number posted to you
  • Personalised Event Information Pack, to help you prepare for your challenge
  • Downloadable audio countdown to kick start your challenge in style!
  • Added to EMF 2020 Virtual Challenge finisher listing


Edinburgh Marathon Festival runners have raised tens of millions of pounds for charities and great causes since it began in 2003. Hundreds of charities rely on fundraising income generated by events, but in 2020 covid-19 pandemic has meant that charities are really struggling. Each and every penny you can fundraise for a charity of your choice will make a huge difference, especially this year, especially now. Please consider using your virtual challenge to raise money for your charity and do something great for others.RUN FOR CHARITY

Macmillan EMF 2019

Go virtual this year and achieve your 2020 vision!