Registration is now open for the 2015 Meadows Marathon on 8 March. The student run event is aiming to raise more than £25,000 for a range of different charities.
The event offers distances for all abilities and features a 10k event for the first time, along with the traditional 5k, half marathon and full marathon. Serious runners often use the event as training for the Edinburgh and London Marathons.
Meadows Marathon 2015 has 12 charity partners, ranging from local charities working with disadvantaged children in Edinburgh to international crisis charities. The charity partners will be benefiting from a proportion of the registration fees and entering fundraising runners in the events in March. Full details of all the charity partners can be found on the Meadows Marathon website.
Participants can choose to fundraise for a charity partner or a charity of their choice. To encourage fundraising, individuals or groups will be refunded £5 from their entry fee for every £150 raised by a single runner or team up to a limit of £10 per person, while the top individual fundraiser will have their race fee refunded.
The event is open to all ages, though those under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult. There will be entertainment throughout the day and the whole family is welcome to come and support. Runners are encouraged to wear fancy dress; this is a great chance to get creative with your costumes. Unusual ideas will be considered but must be cleared with the committee beforehand for safety reasons. Those who participated in this year’s October Trick or Treat 5K Fun Run, will receive a 10% discount on registration. All entrants will receive a free T-shirt.
If you would like to sign up or volunteer to help on the day go to the Meadows Marathon website. You can also keep up to date with Meadows Marathon on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.