Edinburgh Marathon

The 2014 Edinburgh Marathon Festival will take place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 May and incorporates the Edinburgh Marathon, EMF Half Marathon, EMF Team Relay, EMF 10K, EMF 5K & EMF Junior Races

Prestongrange Museum at the western edge of Prestonpans is a great place to cheer on the runners.  The visitor centre (with cafe and toilets) opens at 10a.m. but the site itself is open 24 hrs, has free parking and is lovely to explore.

Many East Lothian folk are running to raise money for their chosen charities (and folk from elsewhere are running to raise money for East Lothian charities) and the following list will be added to so you can make a donation:

Caroline, Clare, Helen, Stephen & Jude’s Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2014 page -We are running in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival for Gullane Sports Development Trust because it’s a great project for children & adult groups

Fraser’s pageI will be taking part in the 2014 Edinburgh Half Marathon to raise money for Maggies Cancer Caring Centre. Nearly two years ago, my best friend Russell Redpath lost his two-year battle with cancer. I will be running in memory of Russell and to help Maggies with all the fantastic work they do for people in difficult situations.

The Ginger Bear’s page – I am looking to raise £200, this pays for 1 days care from a Macmillan nurse for someone who really needs it.

QMU/TeapotTrust Teams fundraising page– Currently about 44 staff and students (11 teams) at Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh) are training hard for the team relay section of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on the 25th May 2014.

Apart from getting a bit fitter we are trying to raise some funds for East Lothian based Teapot Trust. This Scottish Charity founded in 2010 provides Art Therapy to terminally and chronically ill children. Art Therapists are now funded in Edinburgh (Sick Kids), Rachel House, Yorkhill (Glasgow), Ninewells (Dundee), later this year in Aberdeen.

Simon’s page – running the Edinburgh Half Marathon for Macmillan Cancer Support because I want to raise money for a great cause

Kieran’s page – I will be running the Edinburgh Marathon on the 25th of May in aid of the East Lothian Special Needs Playscheme and any donation that you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Pamela’s page – I’m running the Edinburgh Marathon again this year. You’d think I’d know better at 40, eh! But the thrill and the buzz of last year is still with me and I want to do it all over again! We all know the value of the Sick Kids and the wonderful job they do. This is my fourth time fundraising for the charity  – a 10K in 2011, the half marathon in 2012 and last year’s full marathon. I reckon my efforts this year will take me past the £1,500 mark. As a parent, I simply value every little thing they do there – from a stookie in A&E to PJ’s loft if you need to stay. I know I appreciate all they do.