Meadows Marathon is an annual student-organised running event held in The Meadows in Edinburgh to raise money for local, national and international charities. The event is organised by Edinburgh RAG, an initiative of Edinburgh Students’ Charities Appeal (ESCA), and has raised over £200,000 for charity since its inception in 2007.


It now incorporates 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon distances and a relay into a packed day of running each March.




We invite charities to apply to be one of our chosen charities each academic year. A percentage of the proceeds of any non-sponsored RAG events are split between them and participants in our sponsored events, including Meadows Marathon are encouraged to raise for them.

Applications open in the summer and are shortlisted and voted for by the RAG committee. If you work for a charity which would like to apply then click below to register your interest and you will be notified when applications open



We currently cover our costs with registration fees. Any profit we make is put towards charitable causes. Our sponsors help us lower costs so even more money goes to charity.  In return we can offer an exciting partnership with extensive publicity to a large and diverse audience.

If you are interested in sponsoring Meadows Marathon, you can get in touch with our Sponsorship Coordinator below

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