28th May 2022
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 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.Read More Read Less
PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide and believes that many young suicides are preventable. They operate HOPELINEUK, a confidential call, text, and email helpline for young people with thoughts of suicide or those concerned about a young person who may have thoughts of suicide. Every £5 raised can help pay for a potentially life-saving contact to HOPELINEUK from a young person wanting to stay safe from their thoughts of suicide.
As well as running HOPELINEUK, PAPYRUS offers training - the charity hopes to equip communities with the skills to identify people who may be at risk of suicide and keep people safe. They also campaign to raise awareness of the need for greater suicide prevention, and to #smashthestigma that exists around talking about suicide.
Our supporters and fundraisers provide a huge part of our income, which helps us reach more people across the UK. This enables us to support more young people and those who are concerned about a young person at risk of suicide. Through fundraising you are also raising vital awareness of PAPYRUS and spreading our message of hope. Thank you.
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