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.
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Charity Place Application
You can only apply to one Affiliate Charity at a time. The Charity has 21 days, or until Charity Place Entries close (whichever comes first), to approve or decline your application. For further information on how the Charity Place Application process works please see our Charity Runner FAQs.
Please click on the event you would like to take part in to begin your Charity Place Application:
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.