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.


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.


Strathearn Marathon – Sunday 9th June 2019 

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.

Find out more and sign up here


Men’s 10K – Glasgow – Sunday 16th 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.


Baxter’s Lock Ness Marathon – Sunday 6th October 2019

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

Sign up here


Run Scotland Rannoch Marathon – Sunday 13th October 2019

Take in the scenery and backdrop on the north and south shore of Loch Rannoch by running the Marathon in 2019.

Sign up here and run for Penumbra.


London Marathon – Sunday 26th April 2020

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.


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.