A Sue Ryder runner giving a fundraising volunteer a high five at a cheer point

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2025

Voted the fastest marathon in the UK, enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route as a part of Team Sue Ryder. Takes in some of Edinburgh’s iconic sights and help us be there when it matters.

Date and time

24 May 2025 - 25 May 2025



Holyrood Park
Queen's Drive


Sue Ryder Events Team

You will run past Scotland's premier dance and opera house, the Festival Theatre, the oldest golf course in the world and the Scottish Parliament building where you can view Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags, as well as Holyrood Palace.

Choose your distance

Choose the Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k distance, whichever is perfect for you!

  • Fundraising Target for Marathon: £500
  • Fundraising Target for Half Marathon: £300
  • Fundraising Target for 10k: £200

By joining Team Sue Ryder, your race means more

Sue Ryder is here to make sure everyone approaching the end of their life or living with grief can access the support they need. There is no one size fits all when it comes to how we cope and the help we need, but with our support, no one has to face dying or grief alone. We are there when it matters.

Join Team Sue Ryder

Run with Sue Ryder and you’ll receive:

  • A brand new Sue Ryder running vest
  • Top fundraising tips and support from the team
  • Access to our exclusive Team Sue Ryder Facebook group

We’ll be with you every step of the way and want to ensure you have the best possible experience.

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