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The Edinburgh Marathon

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The Edinburgh Marathon

The Edinburgh Marathon


  • Activity: Running
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Distance: 26.2 Miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate

The event

Known as the UK’s fastest marathon, Edinburgh attracts around 17,000 runners each year. Take in spectacular views in this historic capital and go for a personal best on this flat and speedy route.

By taking part on behalf of Link Ethiopia, you will help us to continue our work in changing lives through education. With the money you raise you will help to empower teachers, improve schools and ensure that all children can get a good education.

We will also support you with any help or resources you might need, to get you on the right foot with fundraising. Please fill out the contact form on this page if you have any questions.


How much does it cost to take part?

There is no registration fee for this event. However, all our runners will be expected to commit to our fundraising target of £400. This amount will cover our expenses for the run, and ensure the continuation of our work in Ethiopia.

Who can take part?

At 26.2 miles, marathons are serious endurance feats that require dedication and training. As such this event is suitable for those with a good level of fitness who are prepared to undertake the intense training required by such a race.

What support will I receive?

All participants will receive a 16 week-training plan based on personal fitness level and experience, a technical running shirt, a nice big medal, and an unforgettable running experience.
Run for team Link Ethiopia and we will help you achieve your fundraising goals by giving you support and advice and a free fundraising guide.

What is the course like?

Flat and fast! Rated the fastest Marathon in the UK, the Edinburgh Marathon is ideal for first-time runners or for those hoping to set a new personal record. The route circles the scenic Edinburgh Castle before heading east towards the finishing line in Musselburgh. Food and beverages will be provided at stations throughout the route.

How much should I fundraise?

We are asking our team members to commit to raising a minimum of £400. This more than covers the costs Link Ethiopia will have to pay the event organisers for each participant, and allows a nice big sum of money to be spent on the good causes our charity supports.
In our experience, this is a totally achievable amount to raise for such an event. We will provide each team member with information to set up an online fundraising account, a fundraising pack, and guidance and support from our fundraising team to help you achieve your goals.

Where can I find out more?

Want to learn more about the event? Click here to go to the official Edinburgh Marathon website, and click here to go straight to their FAQ section.

How do I sign up?

Sign up using the form on the right, and we will be in touch to guide you through the registration proccess.

Join us!

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