Edinburgh Marathon 2025

  • Sunday 25th May
  • Edinburgh
  • Run
  • 26.20 mi
  • Apply now

Join #TeamSamaritans and take on the world famous Edinburgh Marathon. You'll begin in the historic city centre, taking in all the sights as you make your way to the coast and some stunning views.

  • 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.

Got a question about this event? Contact our Events Team at community&[email protected] and we'll respond as soon as we can.

About the Edinburgh Marathon

We are now accepting applications for the Edinburgh Marathon 2025.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland's largest running event boasting a picturesque route and amazing atmosphere. Run through Edinburgh with Edinburgh Castle as a stunning backdrop, with plenty of natural beauty on offer along the route. The course is fast and flat - a great route for a potential new PB or ideal if it's your first marathon. 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 Marathon website.

Incredible support from start to finish!

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Registration fee: £35

Fundraising target: £500

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