Fundraising Events

There are so many fundraising challenges and events throughout Scotland and we’d love for you to take part in one for us!

The safety of our supporters is our number one priority. We are keeping up to date with current advice from the UK and Scottish Government and will follow this for the safety of our supporters. We hope these events can go ahead as planned but we will have contingency plans in place for all the following events if they can’t go ahead due to the ongoing pandemic. If you have any concerns or want to talk to us further please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Community Fundraiser Clare Morrison – clarem@sfad.org.uk.

Interested in taking part in an event for Scottish Families?

You can fundraise by taking part in any run, walk, cycle or sports challenge. To register your interest in an event, please fill out our form below and our Fundraising team will be in touch!

Register your interest in an event

We’ve listed some of the most popular events our fundraisers like to take part in below.

Events

Group finishing Kiltwalk in Glasgow

The Kiltwalk is one of our favourite events.

What makes it so special?

  • Multiple locations and distances across Scotland providing an opportunity for everyone to have fun.
  • Walk at your own pace, with no time limits and the opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere and scenic routes.
  • Don’t fancy in person? You can do it your way with Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk from 7 to 9 October!
  • We offer a free place for any route and for any Kiltwalk event for our fundraisers – just fill in our form to request your place
  • Free t-shirt and personal support from our team to help you reach your fundraising target
  • And best of all – all of your fundraising will be topped up by 50% thanks to the support of The Hunter Foundation – this means that for every £100 you raise we receive £150!

The Kiltwalk series is scheduled to be held in Glasgow (April 24), Aberdeen (May 29), Dundee (August 21) and Edinburgh (September 18). You will have the option of taking on a 26-mile challenge, 13-mile challenge or 6.5-mile challenge on each route.

With five dates and locations across Scotland to choose from, which Kiltwalk will you tackle in 2022?

Whether you are an experienced or a novice runner the Edinburgh Marathon is a great opportunity. Fast & flat, this course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, ideal if it’s your first marathon or you are looking for a PB.

If you’re not ready for a full marathon yet, you can take part in one of the other Edinburgh Marathon Festival events including the Half Marathon.

You can sign up today for FREE, all we ask is that you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship for Scottish Families.

This is a great opportunity to lace up your trainers and make a difference. Starting at the Riverside Transport Museum, this run will take you through the heart of Glasgow past iconic landmarks including the River Clyde and the Ovo Hydro before finishing at George Square.

We have charity spaces available and would love to have you join the team. If you wish to run as a Charity Entry with a FREE place, you will be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship target of £100.

You can sign up here.

  • Loch Ness Marathon – Sunday 2nd October 2022

The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular route alongside world-famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continues through stunning Highland scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands.

Arguably one of the most scenic marathons in the world the course is a must-see.

We offer a reduced charity rate of £35 for all marathon runners, all we ask is that you pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100.

  • TSC London Marathon – Sunday 2nd October 2022

Be part of the most iconic event in the running calendar and join the TSC London Marathon virtually by completing the 26.2 miles anywhere in the world, on a route of your choice. You’ll have 24 hours to walk, jog or run the full marathon distance. Go for a personal best or do it in stages, it’s up to you!

Why not get others involved? encourage friends and family to join you at different sections of your route to cheer you on.

An official TSC London Marathon app will track your distance and time. You will receive the exclusive London Marathon finisher t-shirt and medal.

We have charity spaces available and would love to have you join the team. If you wish to run as a Charity Entry with a FREE place, you will be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship target of £100.

If you are interested in the London Marathon, please contact Clare Morrison from our team clarem@sfad.org.uk

Take on the Men’s or Women’s 10k in Edinburgh this October. Both start at the historic Royal Mile, experience the city as you run past famous landmarks including Princes Street Gardens. The buzzing atmosphere and cheering crowds will help you to the finish line at the BT Murrayfield Stadium. With spectacular views of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat, this is one not to be missed.

We have charity spaces available and would love to have you join the team. If you wish to run as a Charity Entry with a FREE place, you will be asked to raise a minimum sponsorship target of £100.

You can sign up here.

  • Firewalk 2022

Following the success of our 2021 event, we are planning our follow up for 2022.

Register your interest now by contacting our Community Fundraiser Clare clarem@sfad.org.uk

Supporter Stories

Susan’s Story

woman with medal at Kiltwalk

‘I’d heard of the Kiltwalk but never thought I could walk the distance, however last year (2017) someone suggested I could. With only 4 weeks left to go, I signed up! One of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. For me it was a no-brainer to sign-up again for the Kiltwalk 2019 – I’ve committed myself to raise money for Scottish Families again as they had been so encouraging last year. They welcomed me at the start line in Glasgow Green and were there to greet me at the finish line in Balloch Park. It is one Sunday out of 52, why not give it a bash? Hope to see you there!’ – Susan

Claire’s Story

woman with medal

My dad passed away on 23rd September 2016 due to complications caused by the effects of alcohol. I decided I wanted to do something to raise awareness of the dangers of alcohol and the impact it has on families. As far back as I can remember my dad was a ‘drinker’. I was always worried when I couldn’t get a hold of him or if he wasn’t answering his phone. I always feared the worst.

Along with raising awareness, I thought it would be great if I could get fit at the same time. I decided to enter the Glasgow Half Marathon which would take place on the 30th of September 2018 and raise money for Scottish Families. I did a lot of research before choosing a charity, but I really like the fact that Scottish Families focuses on helping families.

I entered about 9 months before the half marathon and although I could run (jog) 5k I definitely would not describe myself as a natural runner. I had to train very hard and it took a lot of commitment. There were times I really felt like giving up, but I would think of my dad and how proud he would be of me and it kept me going.

Throughout my training, I received lovely emails of support from the team at Scottish Families. This made me feel like I was doing something really worthwhile and it was lovely that people I didn’t even know were thinking of me and spurring me on.

The 30th of September came around very quickly and on the day I had my family there to support me. The atmosphere was fabulous and the support all the way around the course was amazing. I really struggled from mile 9 miles onwards but the support from the crowd and the thought of all the people who would benefit from the money I’d raised kept me going.

When the end was in sight, I’ve never felt so glad! I couldn’t believe I had actually completed a half marathon and I wore my medal and t-shirt for the rest of the day with pride! In the end, I raised £545 all for a worthy cause. – Claire

Cancellation of Events

As we continue through the pandemic all events are still subject to change. A decision to postpone or cancel an event can, unfortunately, be made at very short notice. The decision to postpone or cancel an event can come from the event organisers, the event insurers, the local authorities, or the Scottish Government. These decisions are usually out of our control and we are likely to get as much notice as the event participants. Public safety and reducing the spread of Coronavirus is everyone’s priority and we will support any measures deemed necessary to keep infection rates down.

However, we remain hopeful that socially distanced events can continue in some form. We are very grateful for anyone who is able to fundraise for us.

If your event is cancelled you will be offered an alternative event option, such as a virtual event or a later date.

Any sponsorship you have raised will be rolled forward to this new event. Anyone who has sponsored you is entitled to ask for a refund and we are happy to process this.

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