All events

Our regular calendar of events means there's always a challenge to get involved in to support Venture Trust...


Great Edinburgh Winter Run (Holyrood Park)

Saturday 13 January 2018

How about a brisk, refreshing start to the New Year? Make your resolution now and start preparing for this 5km race round Edinburgh's most famous volcano.


Highland Fling Bungee Jumps

Various dates, 2 locations (Glasgow, Perthshire)

Consider yourself to be the ultimate adrenaline junkie?! Then Venture Trust has the perfect challenge for you.

Working with bungee jump specialists Highland Fling, we are offering a free fall experience of 40 metres, whilst travelling up to 50mph before a bungee jump cord pulls you upright!


Skydive - St Andrews (Glenrothes)

Various dates

For those of you looking for a real buzz then this is the event for you! Experience one of the most exciting and exhilarating events anywhere!

You'll be safely harnessed to a fully qualified instructor as you leave the aircraft at 10,000ft and free-fall for aprox 30 seconds before the parachute is deployed and you gently descend to the ground.


Mighty Deerstalker (Innerleithen)

Saturday 3 March 2018

Scotland's original obstacle race, and the UK's biggest night race. You'll cross rivers, run through forests and over a mountain or two in the pitch dark of a chilly March night. Paula (right), who took on the challenge last year in aid of Venture Trust, confirmed the water was "baltic"!

But what a feeling of achievement when you reach the finish line! Then, it's time for the infamous Mighty Beerstalker Party in a huge heated tent, with grub, beer, bands and the Mighty Deerstalker trademark crowdsurfing until late into the night! Worth it.


GUNG-HO Edinburgh (The Meadows)

Saturday 13 May 2018

***Early bird entry until 19 February***

How about a 5k inflatable obstacle course featuring some of the world's largest inflatable obstcles, and ending with a massive foam party. Open to everyone, no matter if you’re a seasoned marathon runner or if you just fancy joining in the fun.

2018 will see some brand new, record-breaking inflatables added... Sign up now to join the fun!


Nightrider Glasgow

Saturday 19 - Sunday 20 May 2018

A brand new event for 2018.

Nightrider Glasgow is a night time cycling challenge - complete a 50k or 100k circular route of the city under the cover of darkness, enjoying all the sparkling sights the city has to offer!


Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 2018

Entries now open for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018...

The Edinburgh Marathon is one of the fastest marathon courses in the UK. Run in the full or half marathon on the Sunday, or take part in the 10k or 5k races the day before. There are also junior races for ages 3 to 18 - so everyone can get involved!


Great Glencoe Challenge

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May 2018

If you're looking for a new outdoor challenge this might be the one for you.

You'll have 12 hours to complete this Trekathon, starting in the heart of Glencoe and ending at the foot of Ben Nevis. Not for the faint hearted - you can choose to walk, jog or run, the 26.2 miles (with over 5,000ft of ascent).


City to Summit, Rat Race

Sunday 29th July 2018

City to Summit is a really challenging race- 20h of hefty physical exertion.

Starting in Edinburgh the challenge involves running 24km, then cycling 184.2km, then running for another 39.4km to reach the summit of Ben Nevis.


Spartan Race (Perth)

15-16 September 2018

A first for UK Spartan Race runners; this new event will begin in Perth City Centre before heading out into the rugged Perthshire terrain.

Racers will be treated to a wide range of Spartan obstacles, which will appeal to both first-timers and seasoned Spartans alike.


Firth of Forth Swim (South Queensferry)

Saturday 22 September 2018

Take on this incredible open water sea swim and cross the Forth from South Queensferry to North Queensferry. If you're already a competent swimmer this will provide you with an exciting new challange...


Dramathon (Speyside)

Saturday 20 October 2018

The Dramathon is a stunner of an autumnal trail running race, following the old railway line of the Speyside Way.

Different race options of full marathon, half marathon, 10k and relay race are available.

2017 was the Dramathon's first year, and proved to be really popular selling out well in advance. If you're interested in taking part in 2018, be sure hot to delay in getting signed up once entries open in January.


Organise your own...

Want to walk the West Highland Way, cycle the length of the country or break a world record to raise money for Venture Trust? Well, don't let us hold you back!

Annabelle (right) organised her own fundraising challenge - to swim the length of the River Tweed - 96 miles - in her local pool, over three months. She used a free online tracking tool which showed her progress along the river, and used a combination of traditional paper sponsor forms and an online giving page.

Contact us for more inspiration, support and advice. Set up a fundraising page with Virgin Money Giving or JustGiving and download a sponsor form.

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