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Edinburgh Marathon Festival - Hairy Haggis Relay

27 May 2018

Team A Runners

The Hairy Haggis Relay covers the full 26.2 miles of the Edinburgh Marathon but is split over 4 legs so you and three of your friends, family or colleagues can each have a go.

Leg 1: The Royal Leg - 8.3 miles

Leg 2: The Cock & Pan Leg - 5.5 miles,

Leg 3: The Gosford Leg - 8 miles

Leg 4: The Glory Leg - 4.4 miles.

Now the only thing left to decide is who gets the glory leg?

How do I join Team A?

I would like a charity place

To join Team A you will first need to nominate a team captain to register your team on behalf of the group. Once you have your team captian, simply click the 'Join Team A' button below, select 'I would like a charity place' and complete our short online form. There is a £80 registration fee (£20 per person) and a £500.00 minimum sponsorship target per team (£125 per runner). Once you have completed this form, one of the Events Team will be in touch to finalise your registration.

Join Team A

If you already have your own place and want to register your team with Team A, click on the 'Join Team A' button below, select 'I already have a place' and complete our short online registration form. Once this is completed one of the Events Team will be in touch to officially welcome you to the team and get you started. As you have secured your own place there is no minimum sponsorship target, we just ask that you raise as much as you can.

Join Team A

What do I get?

All our Team A runners receive:

  • an official welcome pack, including sponsorship forms and our Guide to Fundraising with tips and advice to help raise vital funds for Arthritis Research UK.  
  • top training, nutritional and health advice to make sure you’re ready for the big day
  • an official Arthritis Research UK 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 Team A 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 15 years or older on race day if you are completing legs 2 or 4 or;
  • be 17 years or older on race day if you are completing legs 1 or 3
  • be able to complete the whole route as a team in a minimum of 6.5 hours   
  • have all your teams details submitted by the 27th April

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
  • change the team captain  
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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.