Edinburgh Marathon

Come and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival!

This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the marathon course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

The marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world's elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners.

There's still time to secure your entry and support Covid Aid at the same time.

Why fundraise for Covid Aid?

Covid Aid is the UK’s leading national charity dedicated to supporting all those significantly affected by Covid-19. We are here for people throughout the pandemic and beyond on issues including Long Covid, grief and bereavement, and pandemic-related trauma.

There are now more than two million people in the UK with Long Covid, and hundreds of thousands of families dealing with bereavement due to Covid-19 – with thousands more being affected every day.

In our first year we supported more than 100,000 people – your donation will help us grow our awards-nominated Support Community and provide more courses, expert webinars, counselling, listening support, resource packs, and loads more help for those in urgent need.

If you have any questions about taking part in any of the events please get in touch.

Want to help? covid:aid is solely reliant on your donations to provide the best possible support to all those across the UK significantly affected by Covid-19.

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