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.
Hope for Communities is a UK-registered charity working in the Kurdish Region of Northern Iraq.
We have various projects which all have the aim of providing sustainable investment into communities with a view to restoring hope. We began working in 2018 and have responded to a number of needs, the first is a community centre in a refugee/displaced community where we teach English (as requested by the community) and provide the children with a safe space to come and have fun and grow in confidence. We also run regular weekly projects in local government orphanages where we take the children out for trips, we play games, do crafts and invest time into the children’s lives.
We also have a community hub which seeks to serve the local community, but also as it functions as a coffee shop, it is a place where we can run an apprenticeship/mentorship programme for young people who are leaving the government care system and would otherwise have no employment opportunities or support.