Join us

Join Team Cornerstone and take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival (EMF) and raise vital funds to ensure people living with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs across Scotland live their best possible lives!

About the EMF

The EMF has nine options to choose from so there’s something for everyone. From the full 26.2 mile event to various events specially for children this is a great family friendly event. Experience the beautiful capital city in a unique way. 

The Marathon

With an overall elevation drop of over 50 meters, the Edinburgh Marathon is the UK's fastest 26.2 mile route and is ideal for novice and experienced runners.

The course is fast and flat, with a stunning backdrop of the beautiful city and glorious sea. It caters for everyone and is ideal for the novice and more experienced runners, being voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World. So, grab the opportunity to achieve your personal best quickly, as this marathon has sold out every year since 2008.

Other EMF Choices  

If you don’t fancy the full marathon, there are 8 more option to choose from.

EMF Half

EMF Relay

EMF 10k

EMF 5k

EMF 5k (Junior)

EMF 2k (Junior)

EMF 1.5k (Junior)

EMF 1k (Junior)

How to enter

Charity places available are available. To apply for a charity place, or to book your own place please click below and let's get started. 

Apply for a charity place

Buy your own place

What motivated Marc to smash the Edinburgh Marathon last year?

Marc's brother, Shaun was supported by Cornerstone in Peterhead for 10 years until he sadly passed away in 2021. A casual runner before, Marc decided that the EMF was going to be his first fundraising challenge, in memory of Shaun and in aid of Cornerstone. You can read more from Marc and learn about Shaun in his Supporter Spotlight blog. 

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What do I get as part of #TeamCornerstone 

  1. Joining our Caring Community & helping people with learning disabilities and support needs in Scotland live the best life possible!

  2. Your very own Cornerstone branded running vest or technical t-shirt

  3. An e-fundraising pack with lots of tips on how to raise those much needed funds 

  4. A dedicated fundraising contact to support you through your challenge journey

Thank you for Caring with Cornerstone!

Booking for this event has now closed.