Compassion Challenges -

Edinburgh Marathon - May 2021

Challenge Information

Come and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival!

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is now in its 19th year and takes place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th May 2021. This ever-growing festival of running is now a major event in the Scottish sporting calendar. Starting in Edinburgh, the course heads out through East Lothian offering stunning views and an unforgettable running experience.

The full weekend of events attracts over 35,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 11 races on offer over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races. There really is something for everyone, so why not make the most of the Bank Holiday weekend.


DATE: 30 May 2021

DISTANCE: 13.1 miles or 26.2 miles

LOCATION: Edinburgh

FUNDRAISING TARGET: Either £350, 1 children sponsored or a combination of both

FREE: Compassion Challenges running top and plenty of encouragement!

(Photo Credit - Reuben Tabner)

Fantastic experience at the Edinburgh half marathon today. Beautiful scenery and wonderful crowds! Well worth the early start!

Carol L Doherty Glasgow

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