Challenges

Whether its a sponsored family cycle or an ultra-marathon, challenging yourself for Bighearted Scotland is rewarding in so many ways. As well as being an amazing experience in itself, by getting sponsorship you raise awareness of our cause whilst also raising vital funds for our member charities who are on the front line of making Scotland a better place for everyone. You’ll be helping protect children, support those with special needs, epilepsy, mental ill health, and cancer, care for veterans, and protect animals from cruelty

You can do any challenge you like for Bighearted Scotland – the only limit is your imagination! Just get in touch with your ideas and we’ll take it from there. We also have places available in a number of challenge events, listed below.

Kilomathon – Edinburgh – Sunday 7th April 2019

Take you pick from 13.1km, 6.5km, or the Mini Kilomathon for ages 6-14! All taking place in Edinburgh, this great event provides a great opportunity to try an alternative distance to push yourself from the usual 5 or 10k.

Stirling Scottish Marathon & Half Marathon – Sunday 28th April 2019

Take part in this picturesque running event which takes in Stirling Castle, Blair Drummond Safari Park, Bridge of Teith, Doune, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan and Blairlogie on it’s route.

London Marathon – Sunday 28th April 2019
Won your place at the London Marathon? Why not support Bighearted Scotland? Email sheena.breeze@penumbra.org.uk and we will send you fundraising tips and share your journey across our social channels.

BGHE 10k Running Festival – Sunday 5th May 2019
Take part in Aberdeen’s longest running road race and raise vital funds for Bighearted Scotland.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2019
With the Edinburgh Marathon Festival you can choose from running a 5k, 10k, half marathon and a full marathon! You can also form a 4-person team to take part in the relay, and there’s distances from 1k-5k for kids! The Edinburgh Marathon is one of the fastest in the UK and a perfect place to set a new PB while running for a great cause.

Strathearn Marathon – Sunday 9th June 2019
The route follows predominantly quiet B roads in Strathearn, starting and finishing at the Cultybraggan Camp just outside Comrie, with about 1500 feet of ascent.

Men’s 10K – Glasgow – Sunday 16th June 2019
Starting at the Riverside Transport Museum, the Glasgow route takes you along the River Clyde while passing the Glasgow Science Centre, The Armadillo, The SECC and the SSE Hydro, before finishing in the iconic George Square!

Kiltwalk – 2019

Glasgow: Sunday 28th April 2019
Aberdeen: Sunday 2nd June 2019
Dundee: Sunday 18th August 2019
Edinburgh: Sunday 15th September 2019

Whether you want to go the full 24 miles, test yourself with 15.5 miles, or take it easy with 5 miles, there’s a walk that’s right for you! We don’t have charity places in this event, but you can still take part and help raise funds for Bighearted Scotland. Buy your place directly through the organisers (remember to select Bighearted Scotland as your chosen charity), then let us know you’ve got it by contacting sheena.breeze@penumbra.org.uk, and set your own fundraising target. Once you’ve registered with us, we’ll help you with some fundraising ideas!

Scottish Half Marathon & 10k – Sunday 22nd September 2019

With a scenic coastal route, this race starts in Tranent and through Longniddry, before looping back to Musselburgh via Port Seton, Cockenzie and Prestonpans.

Baxter’s Lock Ness Marathon – Sunday 6th October 2019

The Loch Ness Marathon takes you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, and finishing in Inverness.

Run Scotland Rannoch Marathon – Sunday 13th October 2019

Take in the scenery and backdrop on the north and south shore of Loch Rannoch by running the Marathon in 2019.

Skydiving – various dates throughout the year

Experience the rush of a skydive from at least 10,000ft at 120mph! Taking part in a skydive is a fantastic way to raise money for charity. This once in a life time experience will not only be exhilarating but adrenaline packed! Our main skydive provider has 19 sites available throughout the UK.

To book your place at one of these sites we ask you to pay a registration fee of £70 and commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £395 (£450 for skydives in Scotland and Northern Ireland).

Please note the cost of your skydive will be paid for from the sponsorship you raise. For more information contact sheena.breeze@penumbra.org.uk.

Inspired? Then get in touch with us and lets get you signed up! Please contact Sheena on 0131 475 2549 or sheena.breeze@penumbra.org.uk to sign up to any of these challenges or to discuss your own ideas.

Sign up to any challenge event today and we’ll send you your Bighearted Scotland sports t-shirt to get training in!