The Meadows Marathon was created in 2007 by two students at the University of Edinburgh, and raised £8k from 250 runners in its inaugural year.
Since then it has raised £38k in 2008, £14k in 2009 (at a month's notice), £25k in 2010, £35k in 2011 and £30k in 2012.
Meadows Marathon is completely organised by student volunteers, no-one gets paid for their work, and money from registration fees that is left over gets donated to charity.
Last year almost 500 runners took part. Just think: if each of those runners ran again in 2014 and each runner convinced a friend to join, MM2014 could raise over 70k!
Meadows Marathon isn't just for fun and silliness (although it comes naturally to us) - lots of hardcore runners use us as a training run for the London, Paris, or Edinburgh marathons.
You don't need to fundraise to take part (although we'd love it if you did), if you run lots of different events you obviously cannot fundraise for all of them. However, we do accept additional donations from those runners (no pressure!)
Meadows Marathon is about a million times more fun than sitting inside on a Sunday in your pyjamas watching the Hollyoaks Omnibus.
The Meadows Marathon needs performers. If you, or anyone you know can sing/ play an instrument / do handstands please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org