Every year Penumbra supporters get involved with our fundraising events to generate vital funds for our projects.

The money you raise will help us to continue supporting 1800 adults and young people experiencing mental ill health each week. And by spreading the word about your efforts, you’ll help us to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing in Scotland too.

However you choose to support us, we’re here to help make it as easy and as fun as possible. We’ll be there every step of the way with training tips, fundraising advice and encouraging words. It’s the least we can do! So what are you waiting for? Be a #PenumbraHero!

Penumbra raises money online through Just Giving, Virgin Money Giving and everydayhero. Sign up for your own account or to sponsor a friend’s event.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival – Saturday 29th and 30th May 2021

With the Edinburgh Marathon Festival you can choose from running a 5k, 10k, half marathon and a full marathon! You can also form a 4 person team to take part in the relay, and there’s distances from 1k-5k for kids!

The Edinburgh Marathon is one of the fastest in the UK and a perfect place to set a new PB while running for a great cause. Find out more about the festival here and SIGN UP HERE to run for Penumbra.


Strathearn Marathon – Sunday 6th June 2021 

The route follows predominantly quiet B roads in Strathearn, starting and finishing at the Cultybraggan Camp just outside Comrie, with about 1500 feet of ascent.

SIGN UP HERE and run for Penumbra in 2021.


Men’s 10K – POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

The life expectancy of a man in Scotland is, shockingly, still the lowest in the UK. Suicide, in addition to other mental health problems, continues to be an issue of high significance to men in Scotland. Suicide is the biggest killer of young people (18-34) in Scotland and almost three out of four suicides are by men. Be a #Mens10KHero and sign up today!


Forth Rail Bridge Abseil – POSTPONED

Could you be our next band of #FearlessWarriors?

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE FOR OCTOBER 2020 to support Penumbra whilst abseiling the iconic Forth Bridge!


Virtual Kiltwalk 2021

Book your place for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk and walk for Penumbra!

23 -25 April – sign up here

Whether you want to go the full 24 miles, test yourself with 15.5 miles, or take it easy with 5 miles, there’s a walk that’s right for you!

Simply BUY YOUR PLACE HERE directly through the organisers (remember to select Penumbra as your chosen charity), then let us know you’ve got it by contacting fundraising@penumbra.org.uk, and set your own fundraising target. Once you’ve registered with us, we’ll send you a Penumbra t-shirt along with some helpful fundraising ideas.





Scottish Half Marathon & 10k – Sunday 19th September 2021 

With a scenic coastal route, this race start in Tranent and through Longniddry, before looping back to Musselburgh via Port Seton, Cockenzie and Prestonpans.

SIGN UP to run for Penumbra.


Baxter’s Lock Ness Marathon – Sunday 3rd October 2021

The Loch Ness Marathon takes you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, and finishing in Inverness.

SIGN UP and run to Penumbra.


Run Scotland Rannoch Marathon – POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Take in the scenery and backdrop on the north and south shore of Loch Rannoch by running the marathon for Penumbra.

Check back for more infomration on 2021’s marathon.


London Marathon 

Won your place at the London Marathon? Hell yes, sign me up! Why not support Penumbra? Email fundraising@penumbra.org.uk and we will send you fundraising tips and share your journey across our social channels.


Stirling Scottish Marathon & Half Marathon – April 2020

Take part in this picturesque running event which takes in Stirling Castle, Blair Drummond Safari Park, Bridge of Teith, Doune, Dunblane, Bridge of Allan and Blairlogie on it’s route.

Click here to choose your distance, and then drop and email to fundraising@penumbra.org.uk to run for Penumbra

Skydiving – various dates throughout the year

Experience the rush of a skydive from at least 10,000ft at 120mph! Taking part in a skydive is a fantastic way to raise money for charity. This once in a life time experience will not only be exhilarating but adrenaline packed! Our main skydive provider has 19 sites available throughout the UK.

To book your place at one of these sites we ask you to pay a registration fee of £70 and commit to raising a minimum sponsorship of £395 (£450 for skydives in Scotland and Northern Ireland).

Please note the cost of your skydive will be paid for from the sponsorship you raise – more info.


For more information about fundraising for Penumbra email fundraising@penumbra.org.uk or call our fundraising team on 0131 475 2549.


You can also follow our fundraising events on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.