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Children 1st

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Why run the Edinburgh Marathon for Children 1st?

Because every day, thousands of children across Scotland are abused, neglected and traumatised. We need your help to give them the happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood they deserve.

Lacing up your trainers for Children 1st means you’ll be helping us to provide support to children recovering from abuse and trauma, ensuring that children across Scotland are living in a safe and stable home, and allowing us to campaign to make Scotland a safer place for children to grow up.

Whatever your finish time, you’ll be a champion to children all across Scotland who need your help. 

What we provide

When you agree to a charity place with Children 1st we will provide you with:

  • A welcome pack with sponsor forms and helpful information to kick start your fundraising
  • A Children 1st t-shirt to wear proudly on the day of your race
  • Dedicated support from a member of our fundraising team to help you every step of the way

What our participants say:

“I’ve loved the experience. The encouragement and support of Children 1st has been amazing."

“Brilliant support throughout the event, really good team. Thank you very much.”

Follow the link below for your  preferred race and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss fundraising and confirm your place.

If you have any questions please contact our friendly Events team on 0141 419 1158 or email and we’ll be happy to help.




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Apply for a Charity Entry

You can only apply to one Affiliate Charity at a time. For further information on how the Charity Entry process works please see our FAQs.

Please click on the event you would like to participate in:

Virtual 2020 Edinburgh Marathon Festival
   - 2020 Edinburgh Marathon Virtual Challenge >
   - 2020 Edinburgh Half Marathon Virtual Challenge >
   - 2020 EMF Hairy Haggis Team Relay Virtual Challenge >
   - 2020 EMF 10k Virtual Challenge >
   - 2020 EMF 5k Virtual Challenge >
   - 2020 EMF Junior 5K Virtual Challenge >
   - 2020 EMF Junior 2k Virtual Challenge >
   - 2020 EMF Junior 1.5k Virtual Challenge >
   - 2020 EMF Kids Kilometre Virtual Challenge >

Already have your Own Entry?

If you already have your Own Entry, you can pledge to fundraise for Children 1st via your My Details account.
Simply log in and click on the link next to your entry.

Registered Charity Number in Scotland SC 016092