One of the youngest ever Edinburgh Marathon Festival entrants, Eagan Duncan, is set to take on the Kids’ Kilometre on Saturday 27 May to raise funds for Team Macmillan. Three-year-old Eagan, from Edinburgh, loves being active, and his mum Cheryl saw the Kids’ Kilometre event as the perfect opportunity for him to combine having fun with raising money for a worthy cause.
Cheryl said: “We chose to support Team Macmillan as Eagan’s granddad had a close call with bowel cancer a few years ago, but thanks to early screening he was treated quickly and continues to have yearly check ups. Macmillan was a valuable source of information and advice during this time.”
The Kids’ Kilometre is a brand new event which was added to the Edinburgh Marathon Festival this year due to the popularity of the junior races.
Marketing director Annette Drummond said: “We’re pleasantly surprised at the popularity of our ever-growing junior races and decided to add two new events to the festival this year in order to make it more inclusive to our younger runners. Eagan is a fantastic example of how EMF can help little ones do something active, while raising money at the same time.”
If you’d like to support Eagan in his fundraising efforts, you can donate to his JustGiving page.
The Edinburgh Marathon Festival junior races are filling up fast and are expected to reach capacity in the next few weeks. For more information and to enter, visit the Edinburgh Marathon Festival website.