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

The money you raise provides direct support for adults and young people experiencing mental ill health. 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!

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.


Supernova Run @ The Kelpies – 9th, 10th & 11th November 2018

Get involved this stunning evening 5k run around Helix Park and The Kelpies in Falkirk. Everyone is welcome to enter (though under 15’s must be accompanied by an adult)

There’s three races over the weekend to pick from (Friday 8pm, Daturday 7pm and Sunday 5pm).

Find out more and sign up here


Great Stirling Castle Run – Saturday 12th January

Kick start your new year with a 7.1k run through the city of Stirling with a challenging route across paths, trails, roads, cobbles and 190 metres of eleveation.

Make your first event of the year a run for Penumbra. Click here to find out more


Kilomathon – Edinburgh –  Sunday 7th April 2019

Take you pick from 13.1km, 6.5km, or the Mini Kilomathon for ages 6-14! All taking place in Edinburgh, this great event provides a great opportunity to try an alternative distance to push yourself from the usual 5 or 10k.

Choose you distance and CLICK HERE to run for Penumbra


Stirling Scottish Marathon & Half Marathon – Sunday 28th April 2019

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


London Marathon – Sunday 28th April 2019

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


BGHE 10k Running Festival – Sunday 5th May 2019

Take part in Aberdeen’s longest running road race. Sign up here and run for Penumbra


Edinburgh Marathon Festival – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2019

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.

CLICK HERE and run in the 2019 Edinburgh Marathon Festival for Penumbra.


Great Women’s 10k – June 2019 (Date TBC)

Take part in the women’s only 10k race around Glasgow. Click here to register and email fundraising@penumbra.org.uk to support Penumbra


Men’s 10K

Glasgow – Sunday 17th June 2019 

Starting at the Riverside Transport Museum, the Glasgow route takes you along the River Clyde while passing the Glasgow Science Centre, The Armadillo, The SECC and the SSE Hydro, before finishing in the iconic George Square!

Click here to run for Penumbra at the Men’s 10k.


Forth Rail Bridge Abseil – June 9th & Ocotober 6th 2019

Click here to find out how you could abseil off one of the world’s most iconic bridges!


Kiltwalk 2019

You can book your place for next year’s Kiltwalks here and walk for Penumbra!

Glasgow: Sunday 28th April 2019

Aberdeen: Sunday 2nd June 2019

Dundee: Sunday 18th August 2019

Edinburgh: Sunday 15th September 2019

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!

We don’t have charity places in this event, but you can still take part and help those experiencing mental health problems. Simply buy your place 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 22nd September 2019

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

Click here 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.

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