Charity of the Week

Happy group pose after marathon run

Alzheimer Scotland At Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Join #TeamAlzScot at Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Making sure nobody faces dementia alone

Over 90,000 people in Scotland are living with dementia and as that number continues to rise, there has never been a more vital time to support the work of Alzheimer Scotland. We can’t make a difference to people living with dementia without fundraisers like you.

Every penny you raise for us will help us make sure nobody faces dementia alone.

We’re here when people need someone to listen and give emotional support, or when they need practical information and advice. You can pick up the phone to our 24-hour Freephone Dementia Helpline anytime or meet with our Dementia Advisors. We have Dementia Resource Centres across Scotland providing a safe and friendly environment for people with dementia and their carers.

We help fund research into dementia prevention, giving hope to future generations.

Happy runners at EMF

image courtesy Gordon Elliot

We'll support you at Edinburgh Marathon Festival

  • Dedicated friendly support from the moment you sign up
  • An Alzheimer Scotland breathable running vest with iron on letters
  • Online fundraising pack
  • Cheer squads on route to keep you motivated and sing your praises!
  • A warm welcome at our exclusive Premier Affiliated Charity area to celebrate with us and fellow supporters
  • FREE massage after your run, hot drinks, snacks and more!

Ready to register?
We have guaranteed charity places across all distances. Register HERE

If you've already secured a place, get in touch to begin your fundraising!

A day like no other...
“The support before and during the race was incredible. Everyone wearing the Alzheimer Scotland logo top on the day either high-fived me, ran next to me, shouted words of encouragement or even hugged me. We were like a family and I was completely overwhelmed. The feeling that I had that day was like no other. We all understood each other.” Michelle McKee, EMF Marathon

Call to speak to Sarah in our events team on 0131 551 9355 or email

See what other amazing events you could take part in and support Alzheimer Scotland HERE

Runner with raised arms

image courtesy Andrew Gillie

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