If you’d like to fundraise for the Trust, get in touch by phone on 01796 484 961 or email after you've signed up for your challenge event. We can provide a running vest and support 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 – so why not set yourself a challenge?
John Muir Way Ultra-marathon – 30 March 2019
50km of the John Muir Way from Port Seton to Dunbar provides flat rural landscapes, coastal views and woodland trails - the perfect setting for any John Muir Trust supporter with ultra-running tendencies. Organisers Foxtrail also have other races in their winter running series you may want to check out...
Virgin London Marathon – 28 April 2019
Each year, we have a small number of ‘golden bond’ places for the capital’s marathon run. You need to raise a minimum of £1,000 and be fit for the job. Our spaces for 2019 have already been allocated, but you can find out more about our 2018 marathon runners, and how to apply in future 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. From the Kids’ Kilometre to the Full Marathon, there’s a distance for everyone. There’s no minimum sponsorship amount, but why not be ambitious? To register, visit the EMF website
The Great Glencoe Challenge – 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 Scottish Swim – August 2019
If swimming’s your thing, take the plunge in Loch Lomond and raise funds for the John Muir Trust – with a 250m, half mile, 1 mile, 2 mile, 5k and 10k, you can choose the event to suit your level. There's even an aquathlon 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:
7 April 2019 – Greater Manchester Marathon
28 April 2019 – Stirling Scottish Marathon (and Half)
May 2019 – Road to the Isles Half Marathon
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
14 September 2019 – Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon
20-22 September 2019 – Salomon Skyline Scotland
tbc September 2019 – Buttermere Open Water Swim
tbc 2019 – Glencoe Marathon Gathering (Full, Half, 10K)
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!