Make your experience really count by running for charity!
When the training is getting tough and you’re wondering what you’ve got yourself into, the knowledge that you’re raising money for a cause you really believe in will give you a purpose and keep you on track right up to race day!
“Knowing the money I raised would help other families was all the inspiration I needed” – Alzheimer Scotland runner.
Have you or a loved one been affected by a specific illness? Be it cancer, heart problems or mental health issues, you’ll find a Scottish Half Marathon charity that fundraises tirelessly to help. By picking a cause close to your heart, you will have the drive and determination to dig in and do all your can to raise funds for your chosen charity.
“When the pain got too much, and I thought I couldn’t finish, all I had to do was think of my beautiful mum and the reason why I was running” – Jamie Weir, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland runner.
As a charity runner, your whole Scottish Half Marathon experience is enhanced by the feeling of being part of your charity’s team, from the moment you sign up right up to race day. Wear your charity vest with pride on race day and enjoy the camaraderie amongst your fellow charity runners!
“We were proud to be a part of Team Sick Kids and crossing the finish line together was the best feeling ever!” – Claire Shiell and Ann Marie Alexander Sick Kids Friends Foundation runners.
Your chosen charity will offer you fantastic support and encouragement with both your training and fundraising. Many charities are also present on race day to cheer you on and congratulate you beyond the finish line.
By choosing a charity to run for and asking your family and friends to support you, you will raise awareness for your charity and your cause. You never know, next year you might find you have company on the start line!
JustGiving make fundraising as easy as possible for you. Click here for the JustGiving fundraising toolkit to get started! Remember all donations from UK taxpayers are subject to Gift Aid, an extra 25p for every £1 donated!
CLICK HERE to find out how to run for charity.