Walking challenges have been very popular with our supporters over the last year. You can set your challenge according to your ability – and perhaps your household can participate as a team!
Please stay safe – exercise activities undertaken should follow the current Scottish Government COVID 19 advice on staying safe and on exercise and social distancing.
A great virtual fundraising idea last year came from our supporter Ashleigh:
- 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.
Take part in the Virtual Kiltwalk
- The popular Virtual Kiltwalk is back in April, and we’re delighted to offer free places to our supporters
- You can walk (or skip, scoot, dance, jog or jump!) any socially distanced challenge you wish on the virtual event weekend of 23rd to 25th of April.
- This is a brilliant challenge you can do as a family or as a workplace team, even if you’re apart
- 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!
‘Around Your World in 80’ Challenge
Take part in our Prost80 initiative! ‘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 walking challenge 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!
Walking challenges for later this year
If you’re planning on a walking challenge later this year when restrictions are lifted, here are some brilliant ideas from last year:
- One fundraising family set themselves a mountainous challenge this summer by walking up Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers to train for their final aim of scaling Ben Nevis.
- Richard, William, Jackie and Andrew – completed the West Highland Way in one week and executed a superb fundraising campaign. With help and a huge amount of generosity from many family and friends they raised over £6,000 in aid of our work!
- Craig and friends have completed several walks in aid of our work, including the Fife Coastal Path
- A live Kiltwalk event – Scotland’s Kiltwalk – is planned to take place in Glasgow on 29 August 2021
- The Kiltwalk will top up your fundraising by 50%. If you raise £100, £150 will go to Prostate Scotland!
- For supporters fundraising for Prostate Scotland we are pleased to offer free places. Head to our page at Scotlands Virtual Kiltwalk Weekend for more info.
Planning your walk
Visit Scotland have compiled fantastic information on walking in Scotland, including:
- 15 scenic short walks
- long distance walking routes for beginners
- coastal trails
- mountain and loch routes
- source to sea trails
- historical routes
- routes along towpaths and cycleways
- city walks
You can also find dedicated practical information on planning a trip to a walking route such as what’s open nearby, and other questions you might have on safety measures to keep you safe from Covid-19 on your trip.