Edinburgh 5k 2022

Join #TeamSamaritans and run through the scenic Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. Take in stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city as you race to the finish!

  • Regular email updates and support from the Samaritans Events Team
  • Receive awareness raising and fundraising materials
  • Your own personalised running vest to wear with pride on the day
  • Supporter t-shirts and cheering materials
  • Official finisher's t-shirt and medal

We know that life can sometimes be incredibly tough. Thanks to the dedication of more than 20,000 volunteers, Samaritans can be there for anyone, whatever they are going through and whenever they are struggling to cope. We’re also at the heart of local communities, working with schools, workplaces, railways, prisons and hospitals to offer training and support, preventing suicide and helping people turn their lives around.

Our life-saving work wouldn’t be possible without the extraordinary generosity of our event participants.

Our charity place registration has now closed. If you have your own place in the event you can still support Samaritans by signing up below.

About the Edinburgh 5k

Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland's largest running event boasting a picturesque route and amazing atmosphere. The course will take you past stunning lochs as you make your way around Arthur's seat, before enjoying a downhill finish with amazing city views to take in! Taking place over the bank holiday weekend, you can enjoy a weekend away in Scotland's beautiful capital city while fundraising to support Samaritans services.

For more information on the event, please visit the official Edinburgh 5k website.

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