If you’d like to fundraise for the Trust, get in touch by phone on 01796 484 961 or email to let us know you have signed up for an event and we can provide a running vest and support with your fundraising. For own-place entries there's no minimum sponsorship requirement and every pound you raise helps to protect, enhance and connect people with wild places – why not set yourself a challenge?
Virgin London Marathon – 26 April 2020
Each year, we have a small number of ‘golden bond’ places for the capital’s marathon run. If you care about wild places, can raise our minimum sponsorship amount and are fit for the job, why not apply for one of our charity places in next year's race? Find out how here.
Edinburgh Marathon Festival – 25/26 May 2019
Join the masses in the stunning city of Edinburgh and soak up the atmosphere at Scotland’s most famous running festival. Register for your own place or sign up for one of our Charity Places - click here to find out more.
The Great Glencoe Challenge – 6 July 2019
“Scotland’s toughest trekathon”; this 26.2 mile hike through the iconic scenery of Glencoe to the foot of Ben Nevis will really test your mettle. A great event for teams, why not gather some friends or colleagues and complete the challenge together? Find out more or sign-up here.
The Great North Swim – 7/8/9 June 2019
If swimming’s your thing, take the plunge in Lake Windermere in the Lake District and raise funds for the John Muir Trust – with a variety of distances from 250m to10k, you can choose the event to suit your level. There's even an SwimRun event for those looking to take on both land and water. Sign up here.
Baxter's Loch Ness Marathon – 6 October 2019
With spectacular scenery and a fantastic atmostphere, this event is on the bucket list for many runners. A point-to-point route that follows the shore of Loch Ness and finishes in Inverness, it's been voted in the top 10 UK marathons by Runnner's World readers. Find out more, including details of the10k, 5k and 'Wee Nessie' races at lochnessmarathon.com.
There are hundreds, if not thousands of challenge events going on around the UK every year. We’ve selected a few below to help inspire you:
16 June 2019 – Glasgow Men’s 10K
28 July 2019 – Fort William Marathon
8 September 2019 – Great North Run
22 September 2019 – Scottish Half Marathon & 10K
31 August / 1 September 2019 – The Heb Challenge
8 September 2019 – Pedal for Scotland
8 September 2019 – Glencoe Marathon Gathering (Full, Half, 10K)
8 September 2019 – Buttermere Open Water Swim
14 September 2019 – Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon
20-22 September 2019 – Salomon Skyline Scotland
The events listed above are simply a selection those we think our members and supporters may be interested in - the John Muir Trust do not necessarily have an affiliation with the organisers.
If there's an event you think we should include on our list feel free to get in touch and tell us about it!