Taking part in an event for Scottish Families

There are so many fundraising challenges and events throughout Scotland and we’d love for you to take part in one for #TeamSFAD! You can fundraise by taking part in any run, walk, cycle or sports challenge.

We’ve listed some of the most popular events our fundraisers like to take part in. You can find out more by clicking on each event or you can contact us for more information info@sfad.org.uk or 0141 465 7523.

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 info@sfad.org.uk.


Group finishing Kiltwalk in GlasgowKiltwalk Virtual Weekend – 23rd-25th April 2021

The Virtual Kiltwalk will be a mass, virtual event. So even though you will be completing your challenge following social distancing restrictions, there will be people all over Scotland taking part at the same time.

Best of all anything you raise will be topped up by 50% thanks to the Hunter Foundation – meaning we as a charity get an extra 50p on top of every £1 you raise.

Join #TeamSFAD and pledge to complete a walking challenge of your own choosing. Whether you choose to walk 3, 5, 10 or more miles setting your own challenge will give you a healthy, positive goal to work towards.

You can sign up as an individual, team or family. Any age can take part!

Join #TeamSFAD and you will get

• An exclusive 50% off code for registrations (meaning you only pay £6 instead of £12 for an adult place or £3 instead of £6 for a child’s place)

• A Scottish Families t-shirt – perfect for training and for wearing on the big day

• Access to our #TeamSFAD Facebook walking group, with a chance to share tips and motivation with other virtual walkers

• Kiltwalk medal sent out by post after the event

We suggest a fundraising target of £50 per walker but we will be very grateful for whatever you manage to raise.

Scotland’s Kiltwalk 2021 (LIVE event) Sunday 29th August

Fancy a live event instead? Please save the date for the return of Kiltwalk’s live event, bringing walkers together for a brilliant challenge in Glasgow! Scotland’s Kiltwalk will take place on 29 August, starting at Glasgow Green. Register your interest now and our Fundraising Manager will be in touch with more details

Sign-up for a Kiltwalk

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


Running Events

This year the Edinburgh Marathon Festival is going virtual and participants can complete the 5k marathon from their local area.

All runners for Scottish Families will get a Scottish Families t-shirt plus our running pack full of tips on how to prepare for the big day and ideas on how to maximise your fundraising.

You can run for FREE for Scottish Families, we ask that you commit to a minimum sponsorship of £500 for the Marathon, Half Marathon or Haggis Relay or commit to a minimum sponsorship of £100 for any of the other running events.

Sign-up on the Edinburgh Marathon Festival’s website.


The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point 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.

Contact Fundraising Manager Sarah sarah@sfad.org.uk for more information


Claire’s Storywoman 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

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