Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Saturday Events

There are events for all ages in Holyrood Park on the Saturday of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Join Team Bliss at the bottom of Arthur Seat for the 5k, 10k and Junior race events.

If running a marathon distance isn't possible this year, why not try challenging yourself by signing up to the 5k or 10k instead? You can be sure of a great supportive atmosphere and perhaps even a high five from the Edinburgh Marathon Festival's mascot - Mr Hairy Haggis.

Using your own place

Registration for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2020 events is open now. Get an earlybird discount when you register before Sunday 9 June 2019 for next year's races!

Date:  Saturday 23rd May, 2020

Location:  Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Registration fee:  £10 (10k) £5 (5k)

Fundraising pledge:  £150 / £100

Registration deadline:  Monday 11th May, 2020

Runners in the Edinburgh Marathon at Arthur Seat

What do I get when I join #TeamBliss?

  • A free Bliss running vest
  • Lots of ideas and support to help make your fundraising easy and fun
  • Support from our personal trainer who will provide training videos and guides and be on hand to answer any training or nutrition questions that you may have
  • An online forum to speak to other Team Bliss runners and share training and fundraising tips

Registration for the Junior races is open now.

To get one of our charity places, we require a £5 registration fee and an agreement that a minimum sponsorship of £50 is raised.

Junior 5k (for 11-18 years)

Junior 2k (for 9-12 years)

Junior 1.5k (for 6-8 years)

Kids Kilometre (for 3-6 years)

Please note that the Junior events usually sell out by early February, so we recommend signing up as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

We do not have running vests in children's sizes, but we can give you a Bliss T-shirt to wear on the day.

Let the whole family be part of Team Bliss.

Click here to sign up your child for one of the Junior races.