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.

Taking part in a live organised running event

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!

And new for this year, the Women’s 10K Edinburgh takes place in October.  Some events have been adapted to exciting virtual challenges suitable for all abilities, including the Virtual Kiltwalk.

Virtual Running Challenges

Virtual Great North Run

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.

JustGiving has launched an integration with the free run and ride app Strava, so it’s easy to share your achievements and receive encouragement and donations as you progress.

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!

Other fundraising ideas

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

There are other easy ways to support Prostate Scotland too, if you prefer not to undertake an activity