fbpx

News & Blog

Read the latest business news, blogs and thought leadership articles from our members, as well as updates on the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce's work in the city.

News & Blog

Sign up to the Edinburgh Marathon with Barnardo’s!

Posted: 5th November 2014

Barnardo's ScotlandThe Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest running event of its kind and takes place between 30-31 May. If you didn’t get a place at the London Marathon, don’t worry you are guaranteed a place at this event!

Edinburgh Marathon RunWhy Barnardo’s?

You can make a saving on your registration fee!
If you choose to run for Barnardo’s, your registration fee for the full marathon event will be just £40 (with an individual minimum sponsorship commitment of £375). Purchasing your own marathon place costs about £55.

Your registration fee for the half marathon will be just £25 (with an individual minimum sponsorship commitment of £200). To purchase your own place is roughly £35.

A free running vest!
You’ll also get a high performance running vest to train and run in during the event.

A massive cheer from the loudest cheer station on the route!
You will receive a huge amount of support from the Barnardo’s Challenge Events team and our volunteers as you run past our cheer station on the day.

And last but not least – you’ll raise vital funds!
This event is an exciting way of raising vital funds through sponsorship. All sponsorship will go directly towards supporting some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people. Our dedicated Challenge Events team is here to support you every step of the way.

Why Edinburgh?

Edinburgh Castle - Edinburgh RunYou’ll get to see the best that the beautiful city of Edinburgh has to offer: Starting in the city centre with Edinburgh Castle providing a spectacular backdrop, the route takes you past Holyrood Palace; Arthur’s Seat; along Portobello Promenade for a breath of Scottish sea air; past the stunning Gosford house before finishing just outside Musselburgh Racecourse. With its flat route, this marathon is one of the fastest in the UK, giving runners the chance to achieve that elusive personal best.

Great! How do I sign up?

Applying to run for Barnardo’s can be done in three simple steps:

  1. Visit the Edinburgh Marathon website
  2. Create an account (click on the ‘My Details’ log in icon)
  3. Choose either the Full or Half event, click ‘Enter for Charity’ and select ‘Barnardo’s’ from the list of affiliate charities.

Business Comment

Business Comment is the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce’s bi-monthly magazine. It provides insight on Edinburgh’s vibrant business community, with features on the city’s key sectors, interviews with leading figures and news on new business developments in the capital.
Read more here