Edinburgh Marathon Festival


Event Type:Running



Registration fee:From £25

Minimum sponsorship:£300-£500

Event date:26th May 2024

Take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival as part of our #WishHero team and make a wish come true for a critically ill child.

About the event

Come and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival! Fast & flat, the Edinburgh Marathon and Half Marathon courses are perfect for novices as well as seasoned runners looking for a PB. They will take you on the scenic route through the city and along the beautiful coastal path. Register for either the half or full marathon, and grant wishes with every step you take on the #WishHero team. 

   Join the #WishHero Team

Registration Options

Edinburgh Marathon: Pay a registration fee of £30 and fundraise a minimum of £500

Edinburgh Half Marathon: Pay a registration fee of £25 and fundraise a minimum of £300

Sign up for your Charity Place in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival directly through Make-A-Wish here and be a part of team #WishHero for 2024!

How we'll support you

  • A free #WishHero running top and fundraising pack
  • Access to our online training hub and app
  • Regular support emails, key information and fundraising tips
  • Any fundraising materials you may require
  • Dedicated member of the Events Team to help

Why run for us in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival?

By supporting Make-A-Wish UK and becoming a #WishHero in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2024, you'll be transforming lives for children like Lucasz, from Edinburgh. Lucasz wished 'to have a VR headset' - his wish was made possible because of #WishHeroes like you.

Lukasz's wish

11 years old


"I wish to have a VR headset"

Read about Lukasz's wish

"The run up to having their wish granted is a good distraction because they’re thinking about it and planning it... in Lukasz’s case, he ends up having an item that takes his mind off treatment."

Paulina, Lucasz's mum