Charity of the Week

A group of CHAS runners after EMF races

CHAS (Children’s Hospices Across Scotland)

Are you planning to run at Edinburgh Marathon Festival in 2019? Then make Scotland's biggest running occasion of the year extra special by signing up for Team Chas, and be part of something truly memorable.

You would be helping families across Scotland who face the unthinkable reality that their child will die before them. So an inspirational cause that will keep you motivated during winter and spring training. And mean a real red letter day on the 25th (5k, 10k & junior races) or 26th May (half marathon, marathon & relay).

Support families like Pauline’s, who is mum to Ruby and Riley;
“I don't know how long my lovely Ruby will be with us. But thanks to CHAS, we've been given some of that time I prayed for. And despite what that doctor said, my precious little jewel has learned to smile. What better gift could there be than that?

“I know I've been lucky. Having the support of CHAS has brought the joy back into my family. But all over Scotland there are hundreds of families like mine – families with children who need intense, specialist, 24-hour care – who are having to cope alone.”

Every week in Scotland three children die from a life-shortening condition, but currently CHAS is only able to reach one of those families to provide the support they need. By taking part in the EMF19, you will help us on our mission to reach every family who needs us.


By joining Team CHAS you will:

  • get discounted entry
  • receive a CHAS running top
  • benefit from regular fundraising support to help you exceed your target
  • help #KeepTheJoyAlive for families as they face their most challenging times

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