Take on a challenge at The Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Take on the marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K challenge and support Autism Initiatives at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival during the last weekend of May.

Support autism in this Scottish city challenge

Could you run in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival to raise money for Autism Initiatives?

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival takes place on May 23rd and 24th 2020. Runners start from Edinburgh University's Potterow and head off through the city's major landmarks on to an amazing coastal journey that takes in scenic routes and is surpirisingly flat, with a downhill finish (so great for anyone looking for PBs). This internationally reknown event has challenges suitable for all ages and abilities

If you pledge to raise sponsorship for Autism Initiatives you will qualify for a FREE charity place plus a fundraising pack, running shirt/T-shirt and fundraising support.

"The half marathon was a huge challenge for me - but what a sense of achievement! I felt so good knowing I'd done that and done it for a great cause."

Join our #actionforautism team in Edinburgh in 2020, and together we will transform lives!

Due to the cost of places to our charity we have set the following minimum fundraising targets, but don't worry we've got loads of ideas and resources you can use to help achieve them:

  • Full Marathon £500
  • Half Marathon £250
  • 10K £150
  • 5K £100

For your ‘FREE’ Charity Place to be authorised, you must complete these 4 actions

  • Pledge to raise the minimum fundraising target for your event when you complete the registration form
  • Create an online fundraising page here making it personal by adding a photo and editing the text to explain why autism is a cause close to your heart
  • Make the first donation to the page yourself, showing others how much you care about autism and that you also personally support Autism Initiatives
  • Email fundraising@autisminitiatives.org with your fundraising page link

Once your Charity Place has been authorised you will receive:

  • All the necessary race numbers and information directly from the Edinburgh Marathon Festival organisers
  • A Fundraising Pack from Autism Initiatives
  • Your choice of Autism Initiatives running vest or T Shirt
  • Support and resources from our fundraising team, by post, email and text
Register here for an Autism Initiatives Edinburgh running place Take a sneaky peak! Watch this You Tube video ...