Edinburgh: Charity

Run for Charity

As you may know, involving charities in our events is an important part of what we do. We are grateful for the success of our US charity partners who have raised over $275 million for their respective causes through Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events, since its inception in 1998.

In Edinburgh, we are pleased to partner with the following charities.  If you are interested in running on behalf of one of them, please contact the charity directly.


|  Join Cancer Research UK at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon and help us create more tomorrows. We’re the only ones fighting over 200 cancers, including the one that means the most to you. Did you know that we don’t receive any government funding? So we rely on the generosity of supporters like you to help us bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. We’ll support you all the way, with expert training and fundraising advice. Just call us on 0871 641 2403 to join our team, or email us at sportsteam@cancer.org.uk if you have any questions


Become an Official Charity

If your charity is interested in becoming an Official Charity Partner of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, please inquire at rnredinburgh@competitorgroup.com 


Charity Testimonials

“The Stroke Association has been involved with the Rock N Roll Half Marathon since the beginning.  It’s a fun, fantastic and well organized event and our runners love it because it’s a bit different to anything else out there.  The team behind it are great and are always available to help.  They’re flexible and understand the needs of charities which makes it a pleasure to work with them.” 

- Karen Hodgins, Fundraising Manager Scotland, Stroke Association


“Cancer Research UK are delighted to be involved with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon as the official charity for the second year running. The Competitor Group team are fantastic to work with and do all they can to help us raise more money and save more lives. Our scientists have helped to double cancer survival rates over the last forty years and it’s thanks to incredible events like this that we’re able to continue funding our life-saving research.”

- Courtney Culverhouse, Sports Team Executive, Cancer Research UK


“Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland were pleased to be involved with the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in 2013. The Team are fantastic and are always willing to help and provide advice. Our runners loved taking part in this fun, unique event and as a Scottish charity it is fantastic to be able to support our runners in such a fun and well organised event where they can run to help support people in their local community.”

- Sara Thomson, Assistant Fundraiser, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland


For further information on the Official Charity Program, click here


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Date: 29 June, 2014
Distances: Half Marathon & 10K
Start line (both distances): Meadowbank Stadium
Start time: 9:00am
Half Marathon Finish Line: Meadowbank Stadium
10K Finish Line: Holyrood Park