Have you ever considered taking part in a personal challenge this year, such as running your first 10k, marathon, bike ride to raise funds for The Yard? 


8 Dec
Challenge Scotland Christmas Event
- a fantastic Christmas Event for the entire family
Taking place in the heart of Edinburgh, Inverleith park and the Royal Botanic Gardens play host to the Challenge Scotland Christmas Event.

Five Great Events:

  • Edinburgh Christmas 5K Run
  • Edinburgh Christmas Walk (6miles)
  • Golden Tinsel Mile Walks (choose from 1,2, or 3 miles)
  • The Great Christmas Buggy Run
  • Edinburgh Santa Toddle/Parade

Limited charity places available, £10 per space - contact Jenny for more details jenny@theyardscotland.org.uk

11 Jan

Edinburgh Great Winter Run (5k)
Why not kick start your New Year with a 5k run round Arthur's Seat?

15 March

Mighty Deer Stalker
Push yourself to the limit by taking part in the toughest off-road run in the UK - thrills, spills and loads of hills...

  • Deerstalker (5k) - during the day
  • Mighty Deerstalker (10k) - at night in the dark

Charity places available contact jenny@theyardscotland.org.uk for more details

24 & 25 May
Edinburgh Marathon Festival
Why not sign up for one of our charity places and take part in Edinburgh's premier running event? Contact jenny@theyardscotland.org.uk for details.

  • Full Marathon
  • Half Marathon
  • Hairy Haggis Team Relay
  • 10k or 5k
  • Junior events

14 & 15 June
Tough Mudder
This is a hardcore 12 mile long obstacle course designed by the Special Forces to test your strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie
Why not get a team together and take part, push yourself to the limit and raise funds for the Yard?

There is still the opportunity to donate online.

 See our team in action - Imogen Ross, Ronnie McQueen and Ivan Harper here


22 June
Challenge Scotland
A full day of fun events for all ages and abilities leaving from Edinburgh College Sports Ground on Marine Drive in Silverknowes.
This is a busy Sunday with a whole range of different events going on, all in aid of great causes. We have charity spaces available so please let us know if you are thinking about taking part.

Run for Scotland
This is a 5k run for the charity of your choice taking place in Edinburgh.

Great Scottish Buggy Run, Toddle for Scotland and Golden Mile Walks
For those with well worn hips and knees or little legs choose from 3,2, or 1 mile walks. Or strap your baby into their buggy and whizz them to the finishing line.

The Great Scottish Walk
This is a 20k or 10k walk which can either be done in a team of four or six or on your own. 


14 July
Bupa Great Edinburgh Run (5k & 10k)
This scenic 5k & 10k takes place in the heart of the Capital, starting and finishing in Holyrood Park.

24 Aug
Great Scottish Swim (1/2 mile, 1mile, 2miles)
Get your water wings on and take to the open water.
Returning for its 2nd year to Loch Lomond, we have charity places available, all you need is a wetsuit. Suitable for all abilities.

8 Sep
Pedal for Scotland
Show your pedal power and sign up to this 47 mile bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
Registration Fees: Challenge £24, Sportive £35 - entries open up until event day.

28 Sep
Loch Ness Marathon
Combine the challenges of a full marathon with the breath taking scenery of the Highlands.
Charity Places available contact jenny@theyardscotland.org.uk

19 October
Men's Health Survival of the Fittest
A colossal 10k urban assault course epic around town, replete with the now trademark 'Braveheart Charge' down the Royal Mile. One for which grit, determination, team effort and lots of stamina are required. Charity places available


These events are just a few fundraising suggestions we have for The Yard. If you are taking part in something else or would like to discuss any fundraising ideas with us, then please call Jenny McDonald Fundraising Manager on 0131 476 4506 or jenny@theyardscotland.org.uk


Good luck and thanks to everyone who is fundraising for us this year.

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The Yard
22 Eyre Place Lane
Edinburgh EH3 5EH

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with children with
disabilities on a
drop-in basis Friday
afternoons 1pm-4pm 
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and 10am-4pm 
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