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Challenges & Events

Events and challenges are a vital part of the fundraising that helps us to support older people across Scotland.

With options from walks to marathons to abseils, there are lots of ways you can get involved.

  • A woman taking part in a bungee swing

    Bungee Jumps and Bridge Swings

    All year round Killiecrankie, Perthshire

    Take on the ultimate adrenaline challenge with a bungee jump or bridge swing 40 metres over the River Garry.

  • Skydive


    All year round Locations all across the UK

    With skydiving you'll get an unforgettable experience and an adrenaline rush like no other.

  • Virtual Big Braw Bucket Shake

    The Big Braw Bucket Shake

    All year roundAny location

    Rather than shaking a collection bucket at your local train station or supermarket, you can fundraise for us from the comfort of your own sofa.

  • Images of runners crossing the Kilomathon finish line in Murrayfield Stadium

    Kilomathon Run

    Sunday 6 April 2025Edinburgh

    There are plenty of 5ks and 10ks out there, but the Kilomathon offers a running distance with a little bit of a difference.

  • Kiltwalk with Trophy


    28 April, 2 June, 11 August, 15 September 2024Glasgow (SOLD OUT), Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh

    Don your tartan and trainers and take part in this unique walking event in Glasgow (SOLD OUT), Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.

  • Group running marathon

    Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2025

    24-25 May 2025Edinburgh

    Set yourself a new challenge and take part in the UK's fastest marathon. The course is fast and flat, perfect if it's your first marathon or if you're looking to beat your personal best.

  • A man running in the Glasgow Men's 10k wearing a black running top.

    Women's and Men's 10k Glasgow

    Sunday 16 June 2024Glasgow

    Get your friends, family or colleagues together and take part in this all women or all men 10k event through the heart of Glasgow.

  • Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

    Forth Rail Bridge Abseil

    Sunday 16 JuneSouth Queensferry

    This exhilarating and unique challenge allows you to abseil free-fall style from the iconic Forth Bridge – Scotland’s Best Loved Landmark, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Scottish half marathon and 10k

    Scottish Half Marathon and 10k

    Sunday 18th August 2024Edinburgh

    The Scottish Half Marathon is the ultimate running experience combining fast, flat routes with stunning view of East Lothian's Golf Coast.

  • A man riding a bike with hills in the background

    Ride the North

    Saturday 24 August 2024Aberdeen

    A cycling challenge in the foothills of the Cairngorm Mountains. Ride the North 2024 has two route options of 100 miles and 70 miles

  • Big Wheesht - Mary

    The Big Wheesht Challenge

    1-30 September 2024Any location

    Experience the harsh reality many older people face of spending the day in silence whilst raising vital funds for our services.

  • Zipline the Clyde

    Zipline the Clyde

    Saturday 14 September 2024Glasgow

    This is a 100ft high adrenaline adventure, launching beside the Glasgow Riverside Museum. This is a thrilling way to see Glasgow's cityscape whilst raising much-needed funds.

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