Running challenges will be back with a bang in 2024! They’re a great way to keep your running routine going, and there are plenty of fantastic running events in Scotland for you to be a part of!
- Supernova Kelpies 5K in March – you can walk or run
- Kilomathon Scotland in April
- Edinburgh Marathon Festival in May – there are several distances to choose from, plus a team relay
- Men’s 10K Glasgow in June
- Scottish 10K and Scottish Half Marathon in August
- Great North Run , Women’s 10K Edinburgh & Men’s 10K Edinburgh in September
- Great Scottish Run 10k & Glasgow Half Marathon in October (dates will be confirmed soon, but in the meantime contact us if you are interested in a free fundraisers place)
If you are daunted by the idea of taking part in a running challenge – don’t be! People who participate in running events in aid of Prostate Scotland are made up of people who just want to make a difference. Our fundraisers include people of all ages and experiences, from many who had never run a race before to some who have run several marathons – all bound together with one clear aim – to make a difference for those with prostate disease.
These are some of the highlights of our supporters running calendar:
- The Supernova Kelpies 5K is a unique challenge taking place at the Kelpies in Falkirk at night. You can choose to run or walk, and the emphasis is very much on fun.
- The Edinburgh Marathon Festival includes several distances, and you may even want to try the relay event with your family, friends or colleagues!
- The Great North Run – the world’s biggest Half Marathon
Staying Closer to Home? ‘Around Your World in 80’ Challenge
‘Your World’ could be your garden, house or flat – 80 hours – climbing up and down stairs could be the ascent of virtual Munros or Corbetts in your favourite locations. Select a Munro, note the altitude and divide by the length of ‘Your World’ (stairs, for example), to discover how many times you need to walk it!
80 minutes of running could take you around a Half Marathon, 80 hours of walking might be a virtual visit to your favourite place in the UK, 80 hours of cycling in your locality or on the home trainer could be your virtual stab at John O’Groats to Lands End.
Sharing your sponsored run online
The safest and easiest way currently to collect donations in through an online fundraising page and you can easily set up your fundraising page and share it with friends and family.
It is straightforward to share a fundraising page in a social media post. You can copy and paste the page link from your browser onto an email, text message or social media post. Or you can follow the links from the social media icons on your fundraising page.
You may want to give your sponsors more information about our work. In your social media and email, you can paste links to our website and tag Prostate Scotland on Facebook with @prostatescotlandfundraisersandsupporters and on Twitter with @prostatescot
JustGiving has launched an integration with the free run and ride app Strava, so it’s easier to keep your family and friends updated and share your achievements – this will help you to receive encouragement and donations as you progress!
More ideas on Running Challenges…
- Our supporters Lyn and Colin from Dumfries & Galloway ran 3 miles every day in March 2021 raising close to £3,000 in aid of our work
- Bobby Jess ran and walked a virtual route from Land’s End to John O’Groats using the LEJOG fitness challenge app. Bobby covered the 1084 miles in 107 days in his local area and raised over £3,800!
- Our supporter Ashleigh set herself the target of running and walking a total of 100 Miles in May in 2020. By fitting her challenge around her job as a teacher, making local deliveries of work packs to her pupils helped Ashleigh to chalk up the miles, get fitter and fundraise over £1,300.
- Sarah and Gerry completed the Virtual Great North Run. The Great North Run is the world’s biggest Half Marathon and in 2020 was replaced with the Virtual Great North Run.
- Sarah and Gerry chose a 13.1 mile coastal route along the Firth of Clyde, and tracked their achievement with a running app. The Great North Run have set a series of virtual running challenges – the Great Run Solo. Head to our events pages for more details!
- Bill completed the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Virtual Challenge. Bill opted to complete the full marathon distance by undertaking a series of 5K runs over a few weeks and fundraised the superb sum of £740!