Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2019

Join #TribeYST at Scotland's biggest running event.

Join #TribeYST and get involved in the Edinburgh Running Festival of running 2019!


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

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is now in its 17th year and takes place on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2019. This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, this flat and fast course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views, an unforgettable running experience and a potential PB!

The full weekend of events attracts over 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 9 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend. Sign up and join #TribeYST here:Registration Form

Entry Details:

EMF FULL Marathon

£25 Registration Fee and £350 Fundraising Target

EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay (Team of 4)

£25 Registration Fee and £350 Fundraising Target

EMF HALF Marathon

£15 Registration Fee and £200 Fundraising Target


£10 Registration Fee and £100 Fundraising Target


£5 registration and £75 Fundraising Target

Junior Races

FREE entry and £20* Fundraising Target

*no fixed target for juniors if part of an adult team


  • Your support will make a difference to young lives
  • It gives you (and your family!) something to aim for
  • A range of events for all abilities and ages in a fantastic atmosphere
  • Run in our “go faster” #TribeYST vest!
  • Experienced and enthusiastic fundraising support
  • Training Plan
  • Finishers Medal, Event Tech T and race recovery pack


Your support will make a big difference and will help us to use the power of sport to unlock the potential at every stage of a child’s life. 

Recent report shows that too many children start their education without the basic skills to begin learning.  What’s more, according to UK businesses too many young people end their school life unequipped for the workplace. These issues are most likely to apply to those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Physical activity is key in getting children to learn, it supports the healthy development of brain function, social and emotional behaviour, speech and physical development.  Sport also has the power to develop leadership, resilience and team working, all skills that employers value.

We are supporting schools and local communities with resources like our Healthy Movers programme, inspiring Athlete Mentor visits and our Youth Sport Award to help close the gaps created by inequality and disadvantage.


To claim your CHARITY place in return for meeting your fundraising target simply complete our Registration Form and return to fundraising@youthsporttrust.org  We will then send you a link by email to complete your registration with the organiser.

To buy your OWN place and raise as much as you can, enter now at  www.edinburghmarathon.com and select us as your charity of choice once you have completed your registration.

Come and be a part of it. We’d love to see you and ALL are welcome.

If you have any questions, just get in touch on 01509 226667 or email fundraising@youthsporttrust.org and we will be happy to help.