£2 pays for a headscarf set, helping to boost the confidence of a woman who has lost her hair as a result of her breast cancer treatment.
£52 pays for a personal appointment with our HeadStrong service to help women cope with the distress of hair loss from cancer treatment.
£132 pays to connect someone going through breast cancer with a trained volunteer who has had a similar experience to them and can provide one-to-one support and reassurance.
What we do
Entries for the 2013 Edinburgh Marathon Festival are now closed, but if you have your own place already, we would love for you to join the team!
The Edinburgh Marathon is the second largest marathon in the UK, and while we still have charity places available for the Hairy Haggis Relay, 10k and 5k, the full marathon and half marathon places have now closed.
If you have obtained your own place in any of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival events, we'd love to welcome you to Team Breast Cancer Care, support you as you train and on the day. Click 'join our team' above.
The beautiful route takes runners from the centre of the capital, through Portobello Promenade and out along the scenic East Lothian coastline before finishing at Musselburgh racecourse where hundreds of spectators will be waiting at the finish line.
How we will support you
Guaranteed charity place runners
Own place runners
Saturday 25 May 2013
Starting and finishing at the EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth the beautiful scenic routes of the 5k and 10k races take you around Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. These routes offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city.
Sunday 26 May 2013
The beautiful marathon and half routes take runners from the centre of the capital, through Portobello Promenade and out along the scenic East Lothian coastline before finishing in Musselburgh where hundreds of spectators will be waiting with a huge cheer at the finish line area in Pinkie St Peters School.
Training is essential to your Edinburgh Marathon Festival preparation. The more you put in the more enjoyable your experience will be!
We have designed some guidelines for you to follow, please see below our training plans.
Our week by week training plan specifies how far and how often you should run. It also tells you when to rest in order to get the most out of your training. If you're running a marathon, we suggest you should start your preparation 16 weeks before the race. The increase in mileage in our training plan is designed to help you improve your fitness level for the big day.
Use our stretching guide to help you fully prepare for yourself for your training sessions and on race day.
Don’t forget to keep visiting this page to get the most up-to-date advice.
How do I apply for my own place?
How do I apply for a charity guaranteed place?
What is a Charity Assured Place (CAP)?
What is my own place?
How much is the minimum fundraising?
What kind of support will Breast Cancer Care give me?
When will my welcome pack arrive?
Will Breast Cancer care help me with my training?
Can I collect sponsorship online?
How do I pay in my sponsorship?
What happens if I get injured?
When will I get my race number?
Where can I find more information?
Online entries are now open on the Edinburgh Marathon website. Once you have secured your own place don’t forget to click the link to join team Breast Cancer Care so you can join our team.
Visit the Edinburgh Marathon website and click ‘Enter for Breast Cancer Care now’. If you are applying for one of our official charity places you will be required to pay a small registration fee and guarantee that you will fundraise a minimum amount for the charity..
These are guaranteed places that Breast Cancer Care has purchased directly from the Edinburgh Marathon race organisers and we will supplement the cost of your participation in the event in exchange for you fundraising for us.
Your own place means that you have entered the online system for the 2013 Edinburgh Marathon Festival directly through the official website at www.edinburgh-marathon.com. You will have paid an entry fee directly to the Edinburgh Marathon race organisers - GSI Events.
Once your place has been confirmed in the Edinburgh Marathon, Half Marathon, Hairy Haggis Team Relay, 10K or 5K runs by race organisers (GSI Events), we'd be delighted if you join Team Breast Cancer Care. Simply join online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 353 8330.
If you have your own place there is no minimum sponsorship, we just ask that you raise as much as possible. If you have a Breast Cancer Care charity guaranteed place (CAP), there is a minimum sponsorship pledge:
Please note that Gift Aid cannot be included towards the above sponsorship amounts.
This will be due in one month after the event, 26 June 2013. Of course we'll give you all the encouragement and support you'll need to make sure you smash this target.
When you join Team Breast Cancer Care you will be supported throughout your entire Edinburgh Marathon Festival experience, no matter what race you're taking part in.
In addition to our initial fundraising pack which will contain your state of the art Breast Cancer Care running vest, we will send you regular newsletters full of tips to help you prepare for the big day.
You and your supporters will also be invited to our post-race charity marquee, where you will receive a huge congratulations on completing the big race, lots of pampering and a selection of refreshments.
We will send out your welcome in the post within two weeks of you signing up. While you wait for the pack to arrive, please click on the Fundraising tab (above) for some great hints and tips to get you started.
Of course! When you sign up to run the Edinburgh Marathon Festival with us we will provide you with a comprehensive training guide. Plus we'll send you regular newsletters full of top training tips. We will also advise you of other useful sources of information to help you prepare for the big day.
Yes. We recommend you sign up to JustGiving and follow their easy step by step guide to create your own online fundraising page. All money raised through your page will be automatically sent through to us and allocated to your record.
The easiest way to pay in your money is online.
However, you can also send cheques in the post to:
Breast Cancer Care Events
Don’t forget to write your name, Breast Cancer Care number and event name on the back of your cheques.
If you get injured while training we recommend you contact your GP, physio or specialist sports injury clinic. They will be able to advise you if you are fit enough to run. If you do need to withdraw you will need to let the Edinburgh Marathon race organisers (GSI Events) know as soon as possible. If you have taken one of our guaranteed places you must also notify us before 14 April. If you do not inform us, Breast Cancer Care will be charged for this place.
Your race day pack will be sent to you directly from the Edinburgh Marathon race organisers (GSI Events) approximately two weeks prior to race day. This pack contains the official race programme, your race number and timing chip.
Simply visit the Edinburgh Marathon Festival website at www.edinburgh-marathon.com for event information, transport, flights and accommodation and so much more. Alternately, please feel free to call the race organisers directly on 01620 890444.