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Edinburgh Marathon

Run for change in the Edinburgh Marathon.  

Lace up your running shoes and take on 26.2 miles of this fast and flat course. Voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, this is a perfect choice for both first time marathon runners, and those looking for a personal best. Second in size only to the London marathon, this race is a sell out every year.  

As part of  the Refugee Action team, you will receive the very best support, including: 

  • A branded Refugee Action running vest or t-shirt 
  • Access to fundraising resources, including our fundraising guide, branded bunting, stickers and collection tins 
  • Expert fundraising advice and support from our friendly team 
  • An insight into the work your fundraising is making happen 

Runners are asked to raise a minimum £450 sponsorship, and there is a £40 fee to register. We will be with you every step of the way with fundraising tips and inspirational stories of our work.  


Why fundraise for Refugee Action? 

Refugee Action has been welcoming refugees with open arms since 1981. We exist to support refugees and people seeking asylum to rebuild their lives in the UK. Every day, our frontline staff are helping people to escape homelessness, find work and build a new life for themselves. And our campaigns are fighting for a fairer future for refugees, challenging laws and systems that stop refugees and people seeking asylum from thriving. 

This work is only possible because of people like you. With every mile that you run, you will be changing the lives of people seeking safety here in the UK. By taking on this challenge, you are giving refugees hope for the future. 


Sign up today! 

Find out more about the race here. 

Have a ballot place in a race but still want to run to raise funds for Refugee Action? Get in touch with Hollie at to join #TeamHumanity and get your hands on a Refugee Action running vest. 

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