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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018

There's something for everyone in this popular running festival. Take part in a fast and flat marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K run in Scotland’s vibrant capital city.

Choose your distance
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Key Facts

Event dates
Edinburgh Marathon & EMF Half Marathon 27 May 2018 / EMF 10K & 5K 26 May 2018
Registration fee
Edinburgh Marathon £50 / EMF Half Marathon £30 / EMF 10K £20 / EMF 5K £10
Minimum sponsorship amount
Edinburgh Marathon £700 / EMF Half Marathon £350 / EMF 10K £150 / EMF 5K £100
Deadline for applications
Friday 30 March 2018

Be part of Scotland’s largest running festival and join over 30,000 runners taking part in May 2018. With seven races on offer over the weekend including the Marathon, Half Marathon10K or 5K, there really is something for everyone.

This beautiful course is fast and flat, and has been voted the fastest marathon course in the UK by Runners World. If you love running, then this family friendly festival is the perfect way to support our world-leading cancer research.

Find more details and route maps from the Edinburgh Marathon Festival website.

Apply for a place in the marathon, half marathon or 10K run

Edinburgh Marathon

Date: Sunday 27 May 2018
Registration Fee: £50
Minimum sponsorship amount: £700

Apply for Edinburgh Marathon


EMF Half Marathon

Date: Sunday 27 May 2018
Registration fee: £30
Minimum sponsorship amount: £350

Apply for EMF Half Marathon


EMF 10K

Date: Saturday 26 May 2018
Registration fee: £20
Minimum sponsorship: £150

Apply for EMF 10K


EMF 5K

Date: Saturday 26 May 2018
Registration fee: £10
Minimum sponsorship: £100

Apply for EMF 5K

Be part of our world-leading team

As part of #teamICR, you will receive:

  • An ICR or Everyman running vest
  • A fundraising pack with tips on reaching your target
  • ICR branded materials to support your fundraising
  • Advice on training, nutrition and health
  • Support from our dedicated events team throughout your training

Contact us

To speak to a member of the ICR events team, call us on 0207 153 5307 or email [email protected].

Key Facts

Event dates
Edinburgh Marathon & EMF Half Marathon 27 May 2018 / EMF 10K & 5K 26 May 2018

Registration fee
Edinburgh Marathon £50 / EMF Half Marathon £30 / EMF 10K £20 / EMF 5K £10

Minimum sponsorship amount
Edinburgh Marathon £700 / EMF Half Marathon £350 / EMF 10K £150 / EMF 5K £100

Deadline for applications
Friday 30 March 2018

Contact the sports team

If you're interested in taking part, please email us on [email protected], or call us on 0207 153 5307.

Doing it for Dad

When her father was diagnosed with stomach cancer, Stella Faughnan was devastated, but decided to fulfil her ambition of running the London Marathon.

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