Edinburgh Marathon Festival has teamed up with leading health and well-being organisation Nuffield Health for the event which returns to the capital on 28/29 May this year, featuring a marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k and junior races.
Annette Drummond from Edinburgh Marathon Festival believes the partnership is a great opportunity for both businesses, saying: “We’re delighted to have partnered with Nuffield. Their pioneering approach to healthcare brings together fitness, prevention and cure, which in turn will help to arm our runners with the support, information and facilities to get - and stay - healthy.”
The festival attracts over 30,000 runners each May and is second only to the London Marathon in terms of size. The marathon joined the world’s elite road races by becoming the first in Scotland to be officially recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations, the athletics governing body. The IAAF bronze label now puts Edinburgh Marathon among the top 75 in the world.
Tim Hyatt from Nuffield Health said: “We are delighted to be involved with Edinburgh Marathon Festival. For Nuffield Health to be the official health and fitness partner to such a prestigious event is a privilege and we are proud to be able to offer support to so many inspiring runners.”
Together with Edinburgh Marathon Festival official charity, Macmillan Cancer Support and more than 200 other charities, the organisers are hoping to raise more than £4.5 million this May at the 14th Edinburgh Marathon Festival.
Charity entries remain open for the full marathon, while all entries are still available for the half marathon, 10K, 5K, team relay and junior races.
To enter go to the event website.
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