After two years of virtual events, Edinburgh Marathon Festival of Running will be back on 28-29 May 2022. Join our team for Scotland's biggest running 2-day running event and raise funds for The Yard's vital work with children and young people with disabilities and their families in Edinburgh and the east of Scotland.

EMF has an event for everyone, from the kids' kilometre to the 10K, relay, half and full marathons. Voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runner’s World in 2008, Edinburgh marathon is enjoying a fantastic new route that takes in some of the city's most iconic landmarks, as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline. 

In the past we had runners take part in all of the running distances including two of our members Noah and Diesel (pictured below) who completed the Kids Kilometre! Noah and Diesel raised over £750 for The Yard and it was great to hear how much fun they had. 

"I am raising money along with my friend Diesel for The Yard. I first went there with Diesel, my mummy and our friend Kelly. I had so much fun and I was made very welcome, the best part was I could go outdoors and play on the bikes and in the river with bubbles. I liked it so much I decided to be a member. The Yard provides a safe and inviting space for children like Diesel and I who have Autism Spectrum Disorder along with children with many other disabilities, the staff are wonderful and we love it there very much."

Visit the EMF website for more information and to sign up. If you'd like to apply for one of The Yard's free charity places, please click on the distance you prefer and complete the form here. Please note our minimum sponsorship requirement for all charity place runners below:

Kids Kilometre - (£100) 

1.5K Junior race - (£100) 

2K Junior race - (£100)

5K Junior race - (£100) 

EMF 5K - (£100)

EMF 10K - (£150)

EMF Half Marathon - (£250)

Edinburgh Marathon - (£500)

Hairy Haggis Team Relay - (£600)

If you'd like to discuss anything before applying for a charity place or have your own place and would like the support The Yard please contact our fundraising team, we would love to hear from you and give support and advice on sponsorship and more. If you purchase your own place there is no minimum sponsorship - just raise as much as you can!