Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Edinburgh Marathon


In 2015, 22 children took part in our first Edinburgh Marathon Festival and raised an amazing £2000. We didn’t think it could get much better but we were wrong! Last year saw 67 children pull on their trainers to run with their friends and Team Broughton Primary raised an incredible £4000 for our school.
The money helped us buy new picnic tables and seating for the playground as well as continue the Culture Fund which supports classes, whether that be a trip to Dynamic Earth or climbing at Alien Rock. Every class did something cool in Edinburgh last year thanks to the money our lovely runners raised. And who can forget the sight of the Lothian Gold Open-Top Bus in our playground and a visit from Dr Andrew Murray!
The EMF organisers were so impressed with the children’s efforts that we have been awarded Super Active School status and they will be visiting the school in March to feature us in the campaign running up to the race weekend
So what do we want to achieve in 2017?
We want Team BPS represented in every race and for every class to have someone running for them. We were one of the Top 5 schools in 2016 and we think we can do even better this year.
There are 9 races this year- 4 for children and 5 for adults. For the first time, there is a race for nursery and P1 children as well as a Junior 5K. All of the children’s races will take place on Saturday 27th May at Holyrood Park. It’s a great event to be part of and our team spirit is brilliant. So far, 20 children have signed up and we have parents entered into the Marathon and Half Marathon races. Mr Horan from P5B is running the 10K and we are confident we will get an adult to run the 5K and a Hairy Haggis Team to run the Marathon as a relay.

Class Competition
The PSA are funding one place for every class from Nursery up to P7 via a lucky draw in class, but don’t worry if you don’t win, as you can still enter the race by going to https://www.edinburghmarathon.com/.
Everyone representing the school will get a Broughton Primary t-shirt to wear on the day and our fun runs in Pilrig Park will start each Saturday morning after the Easter Holidays to get everyone feeling happy and confident before race day. If you’re not a runner, you can still join in by coming along to cheer Team BPS on and can donate via our fundraising page at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/BPSrunners

If you have any questions please contact Catriona and Sandra at bpsrunners@gmail.com and e-mail us if you register your child to run so we can keep you up to date with news.
Go Team BPS!