Edinburgh Marathon

Edinburgh Marathon 2017. Looking for a guaranteed place? Join #TeamTommy's - we would love to have you on board!

Edinburgh Marathon Tommy's runner

Full marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K race? The Edinburgh Marathon Festival has them all and Tommy's has a place for you!

Date: Sunday 28 May 2017
Distance: 26.2 miles
Location: Edinburgh
Entry fee: Free
Minimum Fundraising commitment for a guaranteed place: £500 (excluding gift aid)

I would like a Tommy's place

Click here to apply for a guaranteed place to run for Tommy's. Entry is free but a minimum sponsorship of £500 (excl. gift aid) to cover our costs for this race is required.

Register now for a Tommy's place

I have my own place

Click here to let us know if you already have your place in any of the Edinburgh Marathon races. Once you register we can send you your free running vest and any fundraising materials you need. This requires no minimum sponsorship — just raise as much as you can!

I have my own place

About the Edinburgh Marathon

This popular marathon will take place on Sunday 28th May 2017. The Edinburgh marathon is the fastest marathon in the UK and the spectacular course takes you around the beautiful Edinburgh castle and Princes Street and gardens.

How Tommy's will support you

Whether you run with your own place, or a Tommy's guaranteed place, you'll get first class care! 

  • Fundraising support, materials, ideas and tips
  • Dedicated contact at Tommy's, who will give you one to one support all the way
  • Top quality breathable running vest
  • E-newsletters and training guides
  • Cheering sticks to give your supporters for race day.

 "I just wanted to thank you and the team at Tommy's for all of the support that you have provided. You have been really friendly and helpful; it was a real privilege to run for such a worthy cause. The Tommy's team in the crowd were amazing - a real boost when I needed it at the end. Please pass on my thanks to everyone at Tommy’s!"

Alex Dulewicz

For more information please contact Luke on LHanns@tommys.org or call +44 (0) 207 398 3448

Fundraising hints and tips

Your friends and family will probably sponsor you once you've set up your fundraising page, but to raise the maximum amount of money for our life-saving work, you could also think about organising a pub quiz, having a raffle or asking a local school to run a non-uniform day...

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We have a set of marathon training guides just for you

Download your Edinburgh Marathon training guides

Marathon training guide
This guide will help you prepare and train for your marathon, including advice on what clothes to wear, food to eat and exercises to do.

Beginners marathon training plan
This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those new to marathons.

Intermediate marathon training plan
This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those with some experience in half marathons.

Advanced marathon training plan
This training plan provides an exercise timetable for those experienced in marathons.

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Fundraising support for Edinburgh Marathon

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    Using social media

    Social media can help you build a real buzz around your event. These channels work best when you make them personal. Be yourself and talk to your friends and followers as you would in person.

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    Publicising your fundraising event

    Get extra support for your event and help raise awareness of Tommy's' research and information programmes...easy!!!

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    Sending the money in

    Find out more about how to get your valuable donations to the team at Tommy's.

  • Cakes and other sweet treats being sold for charity

    Fundraising ideas

    There are loads of ways that you can raise money for Tommy's research. Here are just a few to inspire you!

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    Our top fundraising tips

    Tommy's top fundraising tips

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    Fundraising FAQs

    There are a few simple guidelines to take into consideration when organising events for charity. If you’re in any doubt please contact us for advice.

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