Running challenges are a great way to keep your running routine going if you have taken up running during lockdown or if you are a keen runner and missed your usual races.
Several running events such as the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, Great North Run, and Great Scottish Run are currently planned to take place later this year. The Edinburgh Marathon Festival includes several distances, and you may even want to try the relay event with your household!
Virtual Running Challenges
- Our supporter Ashleigh set herself the target of running and walking a total of 100 Miles in May. 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 in September. 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!
- The popular Virtual Kiltwalk is back in April, and we’re delighted to offer free places to our supporters. You can run (or skip, scoot, dance, jog or jump!) any socially distanced challenge you wish on the virtual event weekend of 23rd to 25th of April. The sponsorship money you raise will be topped up by the Hunter Foundation by 50%. If you raise £100, £150 will go to Prostate Scotland!
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!