Edinburgh Marathon Festival – Half and Full Marathon 2021

Edinburgh Marathon Festival – Half and Full Marathon 2021


Please note: due to the ongoing pandemic, there may be changes made to events that are out of PAPYRUS’ control. If any changes are made, such as a change in date, we will endeavor to inform you as soon as possible.

EMF 2020 takes place on May Bank Holiday Weekend – 29th and 30th May 2021 with a variety of races available. Read on to find out about the half marathon and full marathon! If you are interested in running the 5km or 10km races, please email our fundraising team on fundraising@papyrus-uk.org

Entry deadline for all ballots is: May 12th 2021

The EMF Half and Full Marathon are some of the best runs in the UK. Fast & flat, this course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first marathon or you are looking for a PB. The Edinburgh Marathon has sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London.

  Date: 30th May 2021

  Age: 18 years or over

  Fundraising Target Half: £400

  Fundraising Target Marathon: £750


Fundraising for PAPYRUS is rewarding and makes a huge difference to young people living with thoughts of suicide – each £5 you raise can help pay for a life-saving call, text or email to HOPELINEUK.

What Happens Next?

Fill out the form *opposite* to be entered into our ballot for a place on The Edinburgh Half Marathon or Marathon race – simply choose which race you would like to take part in from the drop down menu.

Our fundraising team will be in touch with you to let you whether you have been successful or not within two weeks of submitting your ballot.

If you are successful in your ballot entry, you will receive:

  • A welcome email & fundraising toolkit from our friendly fundraising team
  • A sports vest or t shirt to wear on the day
  • Iron on letters to personalize your vest with your name
  • Support from our dedicated fundraising team to help you reach your target

 Already have your own place?

That’s great news – you can still join Team PAPYRUS and raise vital funds for our life-saving services. There’s no minimum sponsorship amount, as you have purchased your own place, we just ask that you raise what you can and help save young lives! Email the team on fundraising@papyrus-uk.org to let the team know, and you will receive a fundraising toolkit, running vest/t shirt and iron on letters.

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Event Date: 30/05/2021

    EMF Half/Full Marathon Ballot

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