Challenge Events

Below are some of the challenge events that we have entry places for. If you are interested in any of the events, we would love to hear from you. If you have your own idea of what you would like to do, and would like to raise funds for our work, do get in touch! Whatever event you choose, our staff will be on hand to provide tips and support your fundraising efforts.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

Fast & flat, this course was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, which makes it ideal if it’s your first marathon or you are looking for a PB.

The Edinburgh Marathon has sold out every year since 2008 and is the second largest marathon in the UK, behind only London. Directly preceding the Edinburgh Marathon, the Edinburgh Half Marathon follows the marathon course, and is perfect if it’s your first half marathon. 

Next Race Day: 29th May 2022

We ask runners to commit to raising £100 as a fundraising target for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. This covers the cost of a place in the run and a Together We Learn running shirt, all remaining funds raised go straight to our projects in Ethiopia.

Royal Parks Half Marathon

This stunning central London half marathon takes in some of the capital’s world-famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London’s Royal Parks – Hyde Park, Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.

The mostly flat, undulating route makes the race popular for those taking part for the first time, while also providing seasoned runners with the opportunity to best their record.

Next Race Day: 9th October 2022

“Thank you for encouraging us to take part in our first half marathon. We’re both moving rather slowly today. Your support at Mile 11 really did make all the difference. A truly memorable event.” Jacks and Elliot, London

We ask runners to commit to raise £300 as a fundraising target for the Royal Parks Half Marathon. This covers the cost of a place in the run, race day shirt and medal, and the funds raised go straight to our projects in Ethiopia.

Our staff will support you with your fundraising and will be there, to cheer you on, on the day of the run.

Great Ethiopian Run

Run with some of the best of them! This international 10km run in Addis Ababa is a very special running experience.

The race is for runners of all levels. At the front end, it attracts an impressive field of elite runners, but its main purpose has always been to encourage mass participation running, and judging by the ever-increasing demand for race places it has succeeded. 

Next Race Day: 20th November 2022

We ask runners to commit to raising £400 as a fundraising target for the Great Ethiopian Run. This covers the cost of a place in the run and a Together We Learn running shirt, all remaining funds raised go straight to our projects in Ethiopia.

If you sign up to this run our team will support you to make arrangements for your visit. Better yet, get a team of runners together, and we can offer a bespoke tour itinerary for your group so you can see more of Ethiopia, and even visit our projects.

Kilomathon Scotland (13.1k)

Dare to be different with Kilomathon. The 13.1 kilometre distance is a great training run for a half or full marathon, or a challenging step-up from a 10k.

Kilomathon is run on Edinburgh’s beautiful cycle path network. Runners take in the historic Royal Yacht Britannia, the picturesque Victoria Park and enjoy tranquil cycle paths before a fantastic finish in front of the West Stand at BT Murrayfield Stadium.

Next Race Day: 10th April 2022

We ask runners to commit to raising £100 as a fundraising target for the Kilomathon. This covers the cost of a place in the run and a Together We Learn running shirt, all remaining funds raised go straight to our projects in Ethiopia.

Bournemouth Half Marathon

The Bournemouth Half Marathon course takes in both Boscombe and Bournemouth piers along this coastal route. This is running as it should be!

Next Race Day: 9th October 2022

We ask runners to commit to raising £100 as a fundraising target for the Bournemouth Half Marathon. This covers the cost of a place in the run and a Together We Learn running shirt, all remaining funds raised go straight to our projects in Ethiopia.

Scottish Half Marathon

The Scottish Half Marathon is flat and rapid – if you want to set a personal best for a half marathon, then this is the event for you. Starting just outside Edinburgh, you will run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse; Scotland’s oldest racecourse.

Next Race Day: 18th September 2022

We ask runners to commit to raising £100 as a fundraising target for the Scottish Half Marathon. This covers the cost of a place in the run and a Together We Learn running shirt, all remaining funds raised go straight to our projects in Ethiopia.

Got an Event in Mind?

Do you have a favourite marathon, 10k, trek, hike, swim or bicycle ride? Have you ever wanted to skydive, crew a dragon boat or be stretched to the limit with Tough Mudder? Let us know!

Many events have charity ballots as well as individual entry so you can double your chances of getting a place. Get in touch and we will support you to support us!

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