Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2017

A range of distances from 5k to a full marathon across Edinburgh

Full marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K race? The increasingly popular Edinburgh Marathon Festival has them all.

 

Based in the historic town of Edinburgh, the Edinburgh Marathon Festival boats one of the flattest routes in the UK, making this a great event for runners of all backgrounds and abilities, with people able to take part in different races across the weekend.

 

To run for MHA and raise much needed funds to help support older people apply online at www.edinburghmarathon.com. Choose a distance, then select ‘MHA’ from the drop-down list when asked to choose a charity.

 

Event Essentials

General Information Event starts from: May 27, 2017 to May 29, 2017 Contact number: 01332 221641 Course detail:
A range of distances from 5k to a full marathon

Your Entry

Charity Place

Entry Fee -


Marathon : £25
Half Marathon :£20
10k: £15
5k: £10

Sponsorship -

Marathon : £600
Half Marathon : £300
10k : £150
5k : £100

Event Registration
Please apply online at: www.edinburghmarathon.com.

For more information about this event contact the Fundraising Team on 01332 22 1641 or email events@mha.org.uk 

FAQs
What level of fitness is required to participate? : The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is an event for runners of all backgrounds and abilities, with people able to take part in different races across the weekend

 

Our Events team will be with you all the way through your training and fundraising. We'll provide:
• up-to-date information and support
• fundraising pack and advice
• breathable running t-shirt

 

If you have secured your own place in the event, we would love to welcome you to the MHA team. Sign up now by completing our online form or contact the Fundraising Team at events@mha.org.uk or by calling 01332 221641.

 

Spread The Word

 

1

£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.

2

£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person, helping to reduce loneliness and isolation in their own home.

3

£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.

Gift Aid

For every pound your supporters donate, we can claim an extra 25p from the taxman (provided they are a taxpayer at the time of their donation.) This can make a big difference in helping us to reduce loneliness and isolation in older age. Encourage your sponsors to confirm they’re happy for us to claim Gift Aid when they fill in your sponsorship form.

If they qualify for Gift Aid, all they have to do is fill in the sponsorship form fully and sign the Gift Aid box. It’s important to remember that we can only claim Gift Aid for donations. We can’t claim it for:
• raffle tickets
• entry to an event
• sponsorship from close family members for some challenge events
If you need any more information or have any questions, just get in touch.

Matched Funding

Some companies have a match-funding scheme which could double the amount you raise. Speak to your employer to see if you could take advantage of this.

Fundraising Online

Creating a fundraising page online can massively boost your sponsorship. Start by uploading a photo, sharing your reasons for fundraising and setting yourself a target.

A large opening donation can have an impact on the average amount the rest of your supporters donate - so ask a generous friend or family member to get things going!

It’ll be alright on the night

Boost your fundraising, tell everyone about your challenge and spread the word about our vital work by publicising your efforts. Here are just a few tips.

1

Share updates and images on Twitter @BestForAges and tag them with #BestForAges

2

Share your story with a local newspaper to reach a wider audience. You can get in touch with our Press Team if you need help.

3

Inspire colleagues and get closer to your fundraising target by putting posters up in your workplace.

Spread the word and maximise your fundraising!

We've got lots of resources to help you hit your fundraising targets. To find out more, get in touch with the Fundraising Team.

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