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!

We have free charity places in running events taking place in 2024:

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.  Andy Murray's Munro Challenge 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…

Bobby Jess virtual fitness challenge

Virtual Great North Run

Other fundraising ideas

We are here to support you in your fundraising – you can contact our Supporter Care team here, at or on 0131 603 8664 or 0131 603 8660.