Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5k and 10k

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5k and 10k


This event has been postponed and will now take place on the 5th and 6th of September 2020. If you have any questions about this please contact our team fundraising@papyrus-uk.org.

EMF 2020 takes place on May Bank Holiday Weekend – 23/24 May 2020 with a variety of races available.  Read on to find out about the 5km and 10km runs!

The EMF 5K is a great start to your running journey and a chance to be part of the biggest running festival in Scotland.

Date: 23rd May 2020

Start time: 11am

Minimum Age: 11 years and over

Fundraising Target: £150

Entry Deadline: 20th May 2020

The EMF 10K is an increasingly popular race distance, a great step-up for those who have completed a 5K in the past, but aren’t quite ready for the half marathon distance.

Date: 23rd May 2020

Start time: 9am

Age: 15 years or over

Fundraising Target: £200

Entry Deadline: 20th May 2020


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 5km race or 10km 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 personalise 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.

Action from Day 1 of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, in . Photo: Paul J Roberts / RobertsSports Photo. All Rights Reserved

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Event Date: 05/09/2020

EMF 5km/10km Ballot

Fill out the form below to enter the Edinburgh Marathon Fesitval ballot

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