Fundraise Your Way

Events and challenges

Take a look at our events and challenges for ideas and inspiration.

There’s a wide selection of fundraising activities to take part in. From family fun runs to challenging obstacle courses - and everything in between - we’re sure there’s something to suit your interest and ability.

We have listed a few examples below to whet your appetite, but you are by no means restricted to these specific events.

Run your red sox off for John Peterson!

Join friends and colleagues of the late Professor John Peterson as they traverse 500 miles (and maybe 500 more) to support postgraduate student learning.

Great All4Paws Bake Off

All4Paws student vets ask you to take part in the Great All4Paws Bake Off to raise funds to help provide free veterinary care to the pets of people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in and around Edinburgh.

Daily Dance Challenge

Break out your best dance moves in aid of the cause you care about the most.

Around the World in 80 Ways

Walk, swim, skate, cycle, run, hop or skip your way around the world in 80 ways to raise money in aid of prostate cancer research.


Run 4km, donate £4, and nominate 4 friends, all in aid of All4Paws.

Virtual Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2020

Your challenge, your rules – complete your EMF challenge in one day or over multiple days!

Fundraising Memory Challenge

Memory Challenge
Looking for a fundraising challenge that will keep your mind active? This challenge asks you to get sponsored for memorising a list of countries... and if that sounds too easy, you can memorise their capital cities too!

March for a Month

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This virtual walking challenge will see you commit to walking or running a distance of your choice every day for a month. 

March in March

Will you March in March to help raise awareness of endometriosis - a condition that currently affects one in ten women?

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2021

Be part of Scotland’s largest running festival!

Go Swim, Loch Lomond

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Take a dip in the beautiful water of Loch Lomond for an open water swimming experience you’ll never forget. A great event with distances to suit everyone from newbies to racing snakes.

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running

Loch Ness
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon is quite possibly one of the most stunning marathons in the world. With spectacular scenery and a fantastic atmosphere, you’re sure to have a truly memorable experience.

Swishing party

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Add a spark of joy to your fundraising by hosting a Swishing party - an environmentally sound way to raise money whilst socialising with your loved ones.

Virtual challenges

Are you looking to set yourself a fitness or exercise challenge, but don’t want to take part in an organised event? Virtual challenges give you the freedom to do what you want, when you want…