Voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runner’s World in 2008, the Edinburgh Marathon is a must for all running enthusiasts. The fantastic route starting in Edinburgh takes runners past its iconic landmarks including Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Castle and the Salisbury Crags, before heading along the East Lothian coastline offering picturesque views. The race ends with a descent of almost 90 metres to near sea level, making this one of the fastest marathon routes in the world, perfect for those wanting to achieve a personal best or planning their first marathon.

Charity Place Registration

To register your interest in a 2020 charity place, please please fill out this form and we will respond to confirm your place. There is a £25 non-refundable deposit to enter the Edinburgh Marathon and we ask for a minimum sponsorship target of £500 for all charity place runners (excluding Gift Aid). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Julia.

Please note all runners must be 18 years or over to take part in this event.

Own Place Runners

If you already have your own place and would like to support our research by running for CPT, we would love to hear from you! There is no minimum fundraising target if you have your own place. Please contact Julia today!

Running for CPT

We truly appreciate the effort all of our runners put into fundraising for us. In return we will provide:

  • A CPT running vest (made from breathable fabric) and a wristband.
  • Letters to iron your name on to your running vest so that spectators know who you are and can cheer you on personally!
  • CPT fundraising materials including: collection buckets, posters and balloons to help with any fundraising events you might have alongside your challenge. 
  • You will be supported by a dedicated member of our team who will be on hand to offer you friendly and efficient support, by phone and e-mail, to help with any questions you may have.
  • The reassurance that the money you raise will be directed towards research in to treatments that have the potential to slow, stop and reverse Parkinson’s.

Need some fundraising tips? Please visit our fundraising page or drop Julia an email.

For more information about the race please visit the Edinburgh Marathon website.