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Determination is everything. Join the Oxfam Team and we'll use every ounce of our determination to make sure our runners have the experience of a lifetime. Why run for Oxfam? When you run for Oxfam, your extraordinary determination helps whole communities work their way out of poverty. Oxfam is a global movement of people passionate about putting an end to poverty.

There are two ways to join the Oxfam team. You can use your own place to run for Oxfam, or one of our charity places. When you use your own place, there is no minimum fundraising pledge but you still get all the benefits of our charity runners!

Own place runner: register with the race organisers, create a ‘my details’ account and an entry here.

Charity place runner: simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page for the race you want to run to secure your place! You don't have to pay an entry fee for an Oxfam place, but you'll have the following fundraising target:

  • Edinburgh Marathon: £550
  • Edinbugh Half Marathon: £300
  • Edinburgh 10K: £150
  • Edinburgh 5K: £80
  • Hairy Haggis Relay: £750 per team

When you join the Oxfam team you can count on:

  • On the day support: Your Oxfam team with be at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival to cheer you on during the event and meet you at the finish line with food, massages and recovery goodies
  • An ethical Oxfam running vest with iron-on letters to write your name or a message
  • Professional training support from Liz Yelling, Olympic runner, in our running pack
  • Regular expert advice via our email newsletters
  • Fundraising support with dozens of tried-and-tested fundraising ideas
  • The space to chat to other Oxfam runners, sharing advice and support
  • a dedicated running support team, there to answer any questions and give encouragement!

So get your place with Oxfam today and join the team that will make this an experience you won’t forget.


Run for Oxfam

'I already have my own paid place'

To tell Oxfam that you want to raise funds for them please visit your 'my details' account and click on the 'Tell a charity you have your own paid place and want to run for them' option next to your approved place.

Please CLICK HERE to view the EMF Charity Runner FAQs.