Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Event TypeMultiple
Date25 May 2024
LocationEdinburgh
Registration FeeMultiple
Fundraising TargetMultiple

Voted the fastest marathon route in the UK by Runner’s World. Enjoy a fantastic all-encompassing route which takes in some of Edinburgh’s most iconic landmarks as well as offering picturesque views along the East Lothian coastline.

Running for Dementia Carers Count

Charity entries

Join the DCC Challenge Team and take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and know that you are supporting family carers looking after someone with dementia. We are in the midst of a social care crisis, the like of which has bever been seen before. It is estimated that there are currently around one million people with dementia in the UK and this number is expected to rise. At the heart of this crisis are the millions of unpaid carers who look after friends and relatives, sometimes 7 days a week, with little recognition or respite. At Dementia Carers Count we stand for them and are with them every step of the way. With your help we can continue to provide our free wraparound carer support service to anyone who needs it.  

All you need to do is click the link below, pay a registration fee for your place and set a fundraising target.

Sign up now

When you run for us, you become part of the Dementia Carers Count Family and the DCC Challenge Team:

Just as we support our carers, we are here to support you every step of the way as well. You will have a dedicated team member who you can call or email for help and advice.

Want a t-shirt or running vest? – we’ve got you covered (literally) – just let us know your size.

And we will also send you a fundraising pack with a sponsorship form as well as hints and tips on how to smash your fundraising target.

Got your own place already?

Then become a part of the DCC Challenge Team and help us to empower people caring for someone with dementia to feel confident, supported, and heard.

You’ll have no registration fee and we’ll be there to support you every step of the way. All you need to do is set your own fundraising target and we’ll work with you to help you smash it.

Use your place to run for us

Fundraising for Dementia Carers Count

We know that fundraising can be just as challenging as the event, but we’ll be on hand to help. We’ll be in regular contact and our digital fundraising pack is stuffed full of support, advice and ideas.

JustGiving

Kick-start your fundraising by setting up a JustGiving page. You can easily share your page with your friends, family and colleagues on social media and email, plus everything happens automatically.

The money you donate is sent to us, Gift Aid collected, and your sponsors thanked. Job done!

Family carers face constant challenges every day and we are so grateful that you want to support Dementia Carers Count as take on your own challenge.