Come and be part of Scotland's BIGGEST running festival!
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 marathon route is one of the fastest in the UK making that elusive personal best a distinct possibility! Edinburgh Marathon joined the world's elite road races in 2012 by becoming the first marathon in Scotland to be officially recognised by the IAAF, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label puts the race among the top 75 in the world making it a pivotal part of the sporting calendar for runners.
The full weekend of events attracts around 30,000 runners, with thousands more lining the course to support. There are 9 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.
Free to Be Kids supports particularly disadvantaged children from across London to believe in the power of their own potential.
We specialise in using adventure and the outdoors to support children with social, emotional or mental health difficulties, or those living in especially challenging home circumstances - many have experienced homelessness, domestic violence, the loss of a parent, or other forms of trauma, adversity, or harm. We help these children to change their stories about who they are, and who they can be.
We do this via the power of the outdoors, overnight adventures and nature based residentials. Children who've never left their area of London before lead night walks through the woods, canoe down rivers and camp out under the stars.
For those with the highest needs, we use the relationships of trust built round the campfire to offer longer term support via local mentoring or our year-round 'Journey Programme'. And when children become too old for our main projects we help them train as Young Leaders, returning to pass on their newfound skills and confidence to benefit younger peers.
We need your help - every pound you raise will support particularly vulnerable children to change their stores about who they are, and what they can achieve.
"What you provide is invaluable" Headteacher "This project has real impact - you carefully scaffold the right support around every child" BBC Children in Need