6 fundraising challenges to help you get fit and do some good in 2019

Posted: 18/01/2019 |

For many people, a new year is a chance to take on a new challenge, get fit, and do more to support their community. So with that in mind, here is a roundup of our top six ideas to help you get fit and fundraise in 2019. 

All of the money you raise for Royal Blind will go towards helping blind and partially sighted children and adults, like Chris and Josie

Need advice or help planning your fundraising challenge? Contact Laura from our fundraising team who can get you started. All of our fundraisers receive fundraising tips and advice, sponsor forms, and a Royal Blind t-shirt. 

1. Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run 


Forget pounding the pavement, this spectacular trail run combines gorgeous autumnal scenery and a twist. Set in stunning Peebles, runners can choose between a 10k, 20k or 4k waymarked route, away from the urban environment and ending with a unique tunnel finale with light-effects. Read more.

2. Spartan Race 

Not for the faint of heart! The Spartan Race is an innovative obstacle course race with different levels of ability. Prepare to get muddy as the race takes runners through mud water and fire across a range of different races. Choose from Sprint, Super and Beast level races, as well as several endurance events. Find out how to sign up.

3. Five Ferries Cycle Tour

A great way to see the stunning sites of the beautiful islands of Arran and Bute as well as the Cowal and Kintyre Peninsulas. The 72-mile, four-stage cycle route has become known as one of the most beautiful routes in Scotland, taking advantage of free ferry transport for bicycles. Remember to check Calmac ferry times so you know how long to give for each leg. Read more.

4. Kilomathon Scotland 

The Kilomathon offers something a little bit different to your usual running event. Taking place on Edinburgh’s beautiful cycle path network, the route takes runners past the Royal Yacht Britannia and picturesque Victoria Park. There are three routes to choose from, a 13.k run, 6.5k run and kids aged 6-14 can take part in the Mini Kilomathon like Royal Blind School pupil Connor. Take part.

5. Kiltwalk 

The Kiltwalk is a unique event that brings together thousands of walkers for an unforgettable challenge, which boosts fundraisers’ donations by an amazing 40! You’ve got three distances to choose from, the Mighty Stride (approx. 26 miles), the Big Stoll (approx. 13 miles) and the Wee Wander (approx. 6 miles). Read more.

6. Pedal for Scotland

A perfect challenge for all abilities, Pedal for Scotland is one of Scotland’s most popular cycling events. With routes from 5 miles all the way up to 112 miles, there is truly something for everyone. Find out more.