What’s on: Combining sport with sponsorship

8 03 2010

Edinburgh comes alive each summer with runs, races, relays and sporting events to suit all abilities. Achieve personal goals and challenge your body this year while raising money for your chosen charity.

Edinburgh Marathon

18 April 2010
“Chris Hoy Edinburgh Half Marathon.” Run along the scenic Firth of Forth coastline in support of a number of charities in the 2nd annual Chris Hoy Half Marathon. Supportive crowds guaranteed, choose a charity and get involved.

2 May 2010
“Bupa Great Edinburgh Run.” Held in Holyrood Park for the first time this year, this 10km route takes some of the city’s stunning landmarks including Edinburgh Castle and Scott Monument.

9 May 2010
“Race for Life South Queensferry.” Enjoy a 5km run by the Firth of Forth whilst remembering those affected by cancer. Join in the theme by dressing head to toe in pink!

Pedal It Pink

16 May 2010
“Pedal it Pink.” Holyrood Park turns pink for the day as the ladies support the Breast Cancer Campaign by cycling a marathon or half marathon.

23 May 2010
“Run Edinburgh Event.” Edinburgh will be overrun with keen fundraisers as the Edinburgh Marathon, Scottish Half Marathon and the Hairy Haggis Relay all kick off on the same day. Over 200 charities will benefit from over 4000 participants and their sponsor money.

6 June 2010
“Challenge Scotland.” Choose from a range of events from a 1.6km walk to a 5 km run. Awards for best fancy dress as well as a samba band make this no ordinary run!

13 June 2010
“Race for Life Edinburgh.” Help raise money for cancer charities and sufferers by walking, running or jogging the fun 5km or 10km course. The whole city supports the cause; even supporters don their pink outfits.

19 June 2010
“Moonwalk Edinburgh.” This overnight event sees participants power walk a marathon or half marathon; all walkers (even the men) will wear decorated bras to raise awareness for breast cancer.

26-27 June 2010
“United Bungee Jump Edinburgh.” As part of their Jump Free for Charity Campaign, choose from over fifty charities to support and then take the plunge. This one will not be for the faint hearted.

Edinburgh Rat Race

17-18 July 2010
“Edinburgh’s Rat Race.” This is an urban adventure challenge that will turn the city into an adventure playground for participants of all abilities. Teams will hike, bike, abseil, climb, kayak and navigate their way around the streets, structures and waterways of Edinburgh.

12 September 2010
“Fresh n Lo Pedal for Scotland.” An event suitable for all ages and abilities. Pick one of two routes from Glasgow to Edinburgh or a short family route and cycle to support Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres.


Words by Kathryn Wylie
Edinburgh Marathon image property of GSi Events
Edinburgh Rat Race image property of Detail Events Ltd
Pedal It Pink image property of  Gary Doak (Gary Doak Photography)

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