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Edinburgh Half Marathon

Event information

Event date: Sunday 25th May 2025

Minimum pledge: £350

Registration fee: £15

Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

Location: Edinburgh

Fast and flat, the Edinburgh Half Marathon follows the marathon course and is ideal if it’s your first half marathon or you are looking for a PB. This increasingly popular route takes in some of Edinburgh’s most historic and iconic landmarks, as well as picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline.

Join Team Beat at the start line and help change the lives of people affected by eating disorders. Our friendly team will be there to support you every step of the way!

How can I take part?

Our charity place applications are now open! Send in your application by clicking the link below, and one of our Community Fundraising Officers will get back to you as soon as possible.

Alternatively, if you've purchased your own place in the Edinburgh Marathon, we’d love for you to join Team Beat. There’s no minimum fundraising target; we simply ask that you raise as much as you can.

If you have personal experience of an eating disorder or current health issues, you should not take part in the Edinburgh Marathon if doing so could put your health and wellbeing in jeopardy. Successful applicants who have had any experience of an eating disorder may be required to provide a doctor’s certificate stating that they have a suitable level of fitness to participate. We will also ask that you provide us with the contact details of someone we can speak to who can confirm that there are no known reasons which render you unable to participate safely in the event.

Apply for a charity place!

Registration is now open! Apply for a place on Beat’s charity team for the Edinburgh Half Marathon.

I have my own place!

If you have bought your place directly through the Edinburgh Marathon Festival organisers, we'd love for you to join Team Beat!

Why run for Beat?

Be part of a movement to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.

Your fundraising will support our Helpline services; anyone who is worried about themselves or a loved one can contact our Helpline, so that no one has to face an eating disorder alone. Want to find out more about how your fundraising makes a difference? Take a look at our recent Impact & Achievements.

Support from our friendly team

Whether you’re an experienced or first-time runner, Beat will be here to support you every step of your fundraising journey – from the moment you sign up to when you cross the finish line and beyond:


If you have any questions, get touch with our Sports Community Fundraising Officer at

Health and Wellbeing

Any half marathon is an extremely demanding physical challenge. We strongly suggest that you consult your doctor or clinician before taking part in this event, especially if you have a current or previous medical condition including any experience of an eating disorder. Please also ensure you read and agree to our Fundraising Guidelines.