Bobath Fundraising Challenges 

Make 2017 really count - challenge yourself to something new while helping a very important cause

We could not keep helping as many children, adults and families living with cerebral palsy as we do without the kindness and support of our wonderful fundraisers.  It’s simple – we need you!

Whether you’re an adrenaline seeker, like a roll in the mud or prefer a more lax approach to fundraising, we’ll have something to suit your very needs.  From running, climbing, and jumping to baking or holding a dinner party, you can support Bobath Scotland and make a valuable contribution to those with cerebral palsy in 2017.

Our Fundraising Team is here to help - give us a call on 0141 352 5000, or email us at



Great winter run

Great Winter Run, Edinburgh, Saturday 7th 2017 - First running event of the year and takes runners up and around Arthur’s Seat with fantastic views over Edinburgh Castle, The River Forth and Holyrood Palace. Registration fee £21


MacTuff, Knockhill Race Circuit, January 8th 2017 - The ultimate in obstacle course challenges, this 13 – 15k event is a sure-fire way of kick starting your new year fitness regime!


The Mighty Deer Stalker, 11th March 2017, Innerleithen

This is probably the hardest off road 5-10k run that exists…. Be prepared to battle your way across rivers, through forests and over mountains all in the pitch dark of a chilly March night!  Once your challenge is complete, join the Deer Stalker party in a cosy tent where you can enjoy grub, ales and bands.  Entry fee varies depending on team size, visit website for further details.

Inverness Half Marathon, 12th March 2017

The ½ Marathon is open to runners aged 17 and over on day of race.  This event is not suitable for wheelchair
entrants.  Entry fee: £30

Inverness 5k Fun Run, 12th March 2017

It’s open to people of all ages and abilities including wheelchair entrants and children accompanied by adults.  Entry fee: £9


Kiltwalk, Glasgow, 30th April 2017, Moss O’ Balloch Park, Balloch Road

The ultimate walking experience across scenic Scotland.  Take your pick from:  26 Mile Adult/child entry £31.62, 13 Mile Adult/child entry £31.62, 6 Mile Adult wee walk £13.20,     6 Mile Child wee walk £7.20. Alternative dates in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh – see Kiltwalk website for details.


Edinburgh Marathon Festival, 27-28th May 2017

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind.  With 7 fun and challenging races to choose from (including marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k & junior races) there really is something for all the family!

Stirling Scottish Marathon, 21st May 2017

Take part in the first ever Stirling Scottish Marathon this May. Starting at Blair Drummond Safari park, this race will take you through the Stirlingshire countryside where you will pass landmarks such as Doune Castle, the National Wallace Monument and Bridge of Allan, before finishing up at Stirling castle. Entry is £55 and all participants must be aged 18 or over.


Dragon Boat Challenge, Saturday 3rd June 2017

Do you have what it takes to be our next Dragon Boat champion? Gather your team of best rowers and sail around Balloch Castle Country Park and battle with other teams to be crowned 2017 champions.

Entry fee is £500 with a minimum sponsorship of £1,000.

Great Woman’s 10k, Sunday 4th June 2017

Join us for Scotland’s biggest women-only running event which sees thousands of women from all walks of life hit the streets of Glasgow for a fun day out filled with laughter, achievement and celebration. Whether you run, walk or jog everyone experiences an amazing finish line feeling when they cross the finish line to the cheers from hundreds of spectators and they can say ‘I did it!!’

This is the event to get your team of running chums together and motivate one another through the training and then take on the challenge together. And what better way to celebrate your achievement than joining the finishers post-race party. Leave the men at home and enjoy a fun day out with friends. Entry fee £27.

Edinburgh Night Ride, 17th June 2017

Fancy peddling in some pennies for people with cerebral palsy?  Saddle up and take on this truly unique 50-mile road cycle which takes place throughout the night, around the picturesque streets of Edinburgh all to raise funds for a wonderful cause.


Tough Mudder, 17th & 18th June 2016, Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

Test your mental and physical strength on world class obstacles!  Prepare to run up and over gut-busting hills, navigate dark wooded trails, and crawl through plenty of thick mud. Get your team together, you’re going to need everyone you know to help you through this one at Tough Mudder Scotland Presented by Merrell.


Spartan Race, 22nd & 23rd July 2017, Spittal Farm, Edinburgh

Whether you take part in the Junior, Sprint, Beast or Ultra Beast, the Spartan Race has something for everyone! Seasoned sprinters can compete in a gruelling 12-14km course, while beginners can take a slightly easier route in the 5-6km.

Big Fun Run, 29th July 2017, Bellahouston Park

This 5k Fun Run is perfect for runners of all ages and abilities, making it a great d
ay out for all of the family! There’s no pressure, so take the course at your own pace and enjoy the day!


The Dog Jog, 29th & 30th July 2017, Glasgow & Edinburgh

The Dog Jog series are unique 5k jogging events for you and your dog to get fit and have fun in 2017. Each event offers a relaxed and fun atmosphere with no times and no pressure. They are also a great opportunity to meet like-minded dog owners in your area. The Dog Jog is all about getting involved, having fun and enjoying the great outdoors with your favourite four-legged friend!


Great Scottish Swim, 26th August 2017, Loch Lomond

Looking for the ultimate revitalising weekend? There’s no better way than to spend it swimming the open waters of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

Swimmers can choose from: 1/2 mile, £24 entry fee / 1 mile, £31 entry fee / 2 miles, £35 entry fee / 5k £38 entry fee / 10k for the more seasoned paddlers,  £58 entry fee.



Scottish 10k, 24th September 2017, Musselburgh

The route starts and finishes just outside Edinburgh at Musselburgh Racecourse.  You will follow the final section of the seriously flat and rapid Scottish Half Marathon route, running along the Golf Coast before returning to Musselburgh Racecourse.

Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon, 24th September 2017, Inverness

Voted one of the top 10 UK marathons, this stunning route along the banks of Loch Ness is one for the serious runners among us! Runners are treated to a hot meal and entertainment at the finish to give you that extra bit of motivation.


Great Scottish Run, 1st October 2017, Glasgow

Take your pick from the 10k or half marathon, and join team Bobat
h for this year’s Great Scottish Run! Last year saw our biggest team to date take part in the event, raising vital funds for those living with CP in Scotland. So come aboard Team Bobath, get fit and do something good at the same time! 


Men’s 10k, 5th November 2017, Edinburgh

Starting on the historic Royal Mile, this incredible city centre route takes you past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as your backdrop. You will carry on to Holyrood Park, passing Arthur’s Seat, before heading on to the Grassmarket and finishing up at Murrayfield Stadium.