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Scottish Half Marathon and 10k - 23rd September 2018

Starting outside Edinburgh this is a fast and flat half marathon route ideal for first time runners or more experienced runners looking for a personal best. The route takes you along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Course before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse, Scotland’s oldest racecourse. The event also offers a 10k distance for those looking for a shorter distance.

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Edinburgh Men’s 10k – 4th November 2018

A relatively new event the Edinburgh Men’s 10K is only in its third year. Consistently around 40% of the men taking part have never entered a running event before so it’s ideal for new and experienced runners alike. Starting on the historic Royal Mile this incredible city center route takes you past the capitals iconic landmarks including the Scott Monument and Scottish Parliament before finishing at the National rugby stadium, Murrayfield Stadium.

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Highland Swing – Sunday 23rd September 2018

A specially constructed swing platform is suspended below the Garry Bridge over the beautiful River Garry near Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire. Take part in this breath-taking challenge in a dramatic gorge surrounded by picturesque ancient trees. Rigged in a full body harness we quick release you from above, dropping into a free fall of around 50 feet before the rope takes the slack and you accelerate through an arc under the bungee platform where the main anchors are attached. Once the swing is over we winch you back to where you started.

A safe and unforgettable adrenalin packed experience using the latest technology and safety equipment, led by experienced, qualified Bridge Swing Masters. No previous experience is necessary to take part and it is suitable for everyone over the age of sixteen. Entry is £20 with an agreement to raise an additional minimum £150 of sponsorship.Alternative dates are available for groups of 3 or more.

For more information or to book your place, contact Stacey Kitzinger using the button below or call 0333 323 2400.

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Scottish Kilomathon – 7th April 2019

A unique distance to take part in or the perfect training run for a hall / full marathon. The route goes through Edinburgh’s beautiful cycle path network. Runners take in the historic Royal Yacht Britannia, the picturesque Victoria Park and enjoy tranquil cycle paths before a fantastic finish in front of the West Stand at BT Murrayfield Stadium. 

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival – 25th / 26th May 2019


Starting on Potterrow in the grounds of one of the oldest universities in Edinburgh, this run takes you through the heart of the city passing iconic landmarks such as the Scott Monument and Arthurs Seat. The finish takes you along the beautiful coastline in Musselburgh. The Edinburgh Marathon has sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London. Fast and flat it’s ideal for experienced runners looking for a PB or first time marathon runners taking on the ultimate challenge. Not quite ready for a marathon distance? The EMF also offers Half Marathon, 10k or 5k, so whatever the distance, you can find your perfect challenge in Scotland’s picturesque capital city.

Take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Forth Rail Bridge Abseil – Sunday 7th July 2019

Organised by the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, you will have a unique opportunity to experience the thrill of a 165ft SAS style abseil(freefall) from the Forth Rail Bridge onto the beach below. No previous experience is necessary to take part in the Forth Bridge Abseil and it is suitable for everyone over the age of sixteen.

A team of highly skilled instructors from the Glasgow Climbing Centre will ensure that you are equipped with all you need to make your abseil as safe and enjoyable as possible.Entry is £30 with an agreement to raise an additional minimum £150 of sponsorships which is very achievable and Age Scotland’s fundraising team are on hand to support you with your sponsorship and fundraising efforts every step of the way!

For more information or to book your place, contact Stacey Kitzinger using the button below or call 0333 323 2400.

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Skydiving

Are you looking for a new challenge? With skydiving you'll get an unforgettable experience and an adrenaline rush like no other.
Your skydive will be organised by our event partners Skyline. There are many skydiving locations throughout the UK and dates are available throughout the year.

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Glasgow Men’s 10k – 16th June 2019


The beautiful city center route starts outside the Riverside Museum before heading east along the River Clyde passing the Glasgow Science Centre, The Armadillo, The SECC and the SSE Hydro, continuing down Saltmarket, to Glasgow Green and the People’s Palace before finishing in George Square. This event is the perfect opportunity for you to lace up those trainers and make a difference, either to your own life or someone else’s.

Take on the Glasgow Men's 10k

National and International Challenges

We’ve had fundraisers taking part in far afield challenges from walking the Camino to trekking in Macchu Picchu and sledding across the Arctic.  Whether trekking or cycling takes your fancy, the UK or somewhere further afield there are a variety of challenges to and dates to choose from.

Challenges are organised through Global Adventure Challenges. For more information or to book your challenge, contact Stacey Kitzinger using the button below or call 0333 323 2400.

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