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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5k

27 May 2017

EMF 5k

Starting and finishing near EMF Hub at Dynamic Earth this beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park in the heart of Edinburgh. The route offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle and panoramic views of the city.

How do I join Team A?

You can join Arthritis Research UK’s very own Team A for the Edinburgh 5k by clicking on the 'Join Team A' button below. Select I would like a guaranteed charity place then complete our online form. There is a £10 registration fee and a £100.00 minimum sponsorship target. Once you have completed this form, one of the Events Team will be in touch to finalise your registration.

Join Team A

If you have purchased your own place for the Edinburgh 5k and would like to join Team A, click on the button below and select ‘I have my own place’. Complete our short online form and a member of the events team will be in touch shortly to formally welcome you to the team.

Join Team A

What do I get?

All our Team A runners receive:

  • an official welcome pack, including our Guide to Fundraising with tips and advice to help raise vital funds for Arthritis Research UK, sponsorship forms and posters to help promote your fundraising
  • top training, nutritional and health advice to make sure you’re ready for the big day
  • an official Arthritis Research UK orange running vest to wear on the big day with letters to spell out your name
  • support from the Arthritis Research UK events team before, during and after your challenge
  • access to our Edinburgh Marathon Festival Facebook group where you can share training tips and fundraising advice with your team mates before the big day

What else do I need to know?

You must:

  • be over 11 years old to take part in this event
  • be able to complete this event within an hour
You will:
  • receive a wicking technical finishers t-shirt, accurate chip timing, training plan and a medal
You can’t:
  • transfer your charity place from one event to another
  • give your place to someone else if you are unable to take part

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Arthritis Research UK fund research into the cause, treatment and cure of arthritis. You can support Arthritis Research UK by volunteering, donating or visiting our shops.