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Edinburgh Marathon

Scotland’s largest running festival of its kind with over 30,000 runners expected to take part in 2015. There are seven races to choose from over two days including the marathon, half marathon, team relay, 10k, 5k and junior races.

Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May

£8.19 / 0131 652 8150

1.5k Junior Race. Ages 6–8.

£25.70 / 0131 652 8150


£8.19 / 0131 652 8150

2k Junior Race. Ages 9–12.

£15.40 / 0131 652 8150


London Road, Edinburgh

Sun 31 May


Half Marathon. Please note some waves start from Regent Road.


Marathon. Please note some waves start from Regent Road.

Regent Road, Edinburgh

Sun 31 May

£107.12 between four runners

Hairy Haggis Team Relay

Edinburgh Night Ride

Criss-cross your way across the city as an individual rider or as part of a team, and check out the sites of the city all bathed in glorious moonlight on a 50-mile course beginning and ending at Holyrood Palace. Ride for the charity of your choice. Children ages 14–17 can take part with an accompanying adult.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Jun

£39; plus either £160 sponsorship or £60 self-funding / 01244 676454

EMMS: Evelyn's Methlick Bike Ride

Beginning at Methlick Church in Aberdeenhsire cycle 10 or 25 miles through the countryside and finish with scones and tea.

Methlick Church

Sat 6 Jun

donations only / 0131 313 3828

EMMS: Leith Dragon Boat Race

Race a dragon boat and help raise funds for EMMS International’s healthcare projects in India, Malawi and Nepal. Organise a team or join the EMMS team. No previous experience needed.

Western Harbour, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Jun

£10 registration; £120 target fundraising amount per person

Epilepsy Action Tour of the Roses

Three day, coast to coast, cycle challenge in aid of Epilepsy Action. Starting in Blackpool and finishing in Scarborough the route includes parts of the first Stage of the 2014 Tour de France and passes the most iconic locations in the region. Accommodation, meals, baggage transfer, medical cover and mechanical assistance…

North Pier Blackpool

Sat 23 May

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

Sun 24 May

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

Mon 25 May

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

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Eric Liddell Centre Christmas Fair

Christmas fair with food and craft stalls, Santa's Grotto, face painting and piano music from Leigh Ann Fraley. All money raised goes to support the Eric Liddell Centre.

Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Nov

£1 / 0131 447 4520

Eurovision Party

Party like it's 1997 (the last time the UK won Eurovision), with this evening featuring entertainment, a quiz, food, music and prizes from the Sick Children's Trust. Come dressed as a Eurovision country of entrant for a chance to win big (in other words, try to avoid getting nul points).

Charles Grey, Newcastle

Fri 22 May

£7.50 / 0191 282 5825

Family Race Night

An evening at the races. Featuring two course meal and soft drinks (bring a bottle).

Queniborough Scout Hall, Leicester

Sat 18 Apr

£5 (Family £15; Children £3) / 07899 396172

Family Spring Open Day

Winton house opens its doors for an afternoon full of activities including a falconry display, face painting, a bouncy castle, archery and an opportunity to go through the grounds on the new segways. There's also the opportunity to partake in guided house tours.

Winton House, Pencaitland

Sun 19 Apr

£4; guided tours £5; concession tours £3 (Children free) / 01875 340222

Food and Craft Fair

A food and craft fair fundraiser with a focus on local food producers and craftspeople. Stalls include organic vegetables, bakery, preserves, cards, jewellery, photography, fabric products, cosmetics and more.

Strathpeffer Pavilion

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 01997 421344

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 01997 421344

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The Forget-Me-Not Concert

A gala evening of entertainment in aid of the Alzheimer's Society, featuring artists from the world of dance, musical theatre, opera and television.

The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

Sun 19 Apr

£25 / 01242 258002

Gala Charity Boxing Night

Charity boxing match in aid of the Scottish Spina Bifida Association.

Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen

Fri 15 May

£25 boxing only (Dinner with 3 course meal and drinks reception £80; Ringside Dinner Tickets with 3 course meal and drinks reception £100) / 01236 794517

Glasgow North & Bishopbriggs Rotary Club

A social club for businesses and professional people who wish to give something to the community. The club meets on Mondays at 6.30pm for a meal prior to club business at 7.30pm.

Eagle Lodge & Oregano Restaurant, Bishopbriggs

Mon 6 Apr

Members £11 to cover cost of meal / 0141 959 8404

Mon 13 Apr

Members £11 to cover cost of meal / 0141 959 8404

Mon 20 Apr

Members £11 to cover cost of meal / 0141 959 8404

…and 10 more dates until 29 Jun

The Godfathers of Scottish Folk Music and Comedy

Stu Who?, Dick Gaughan and friends team up for an evening of comedy, music and fundraising. Held in aid of research into Lowe Syndrome.

CCA, Londonderry

Thu 23 Apr

£10 / 028 7137 3538

Grand Union Challenge

A endurance challenge along the Union Canal. Chose to walk, jog or run either 25km, 50km or 100km, test the limits of your stamina and earn some serious bragging rights.

Paddington Recreation Ground, London W9

Sat 27 Jun


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Great London Swim

Swimmers take the plunge beside the O2 Arena and Canary Wharf and then swim either one mile or half a mile alongside the ExCeL centre.

Royal Victoria Docks, London E16

Sat 18 Jul


Greenbank Scouts Annual Jumble Sale

Annual second-hand bonanza organised by the Greenbank Scouts and with all the usual jumble sale offerings, from toys to books, via furniture, clothing and games.

Greenbank Parish Church, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£2 / 0131 447 9969

Haileybury College Charity Gala Concert

Jazz standards from the students of Haileybury College, in aid of Isabel Hospice.

Haileybury College, Hertford

Tue 28 Apr

£25 including supper / 01707 382500

Herts 10K

Run on an all terrain course in aid of Grove House.

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden

Sun 11 Oct

£22 / 01442 820740

  • 10:00 Herts 10K Rothamsted Research, Harpenden

Isle of Wight Challenge

An ultra challenge along the coast line of the Isle of Wight. Walk, jog or run the 106k, that's 65.8 miles, route and cross the finish line an endurance athlete.

Northwood House, Cowes

Sat 2 May


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Jeremy & The Jazzmates

A night of jazz, blues, soul and rock.

Mickleham Village Hall, Dorking

Sat 2 May


Special show in aid of Meningitis Research. Ticket includes welcome cocktail, sharing platters and canapés.

Laugh Till It Hurts

A truly impressive line-up of funny people.

The Bloomsbury Theatre, London WC1H

Wed 20 May

£16.50–£19.25 / 020 3108 1000

The Comedy Store, London SW1Y

Mon 13 Apr

£14.30 / 0844 871 7699

Lets Rock Cancer

Charity music night featuring Stone Pony, The Sexx Godz, Long Day Living, Sliders and Queen of Spades.

Ayr Town Hall

Sat 4 Jul

£13.20 / 01292 611222

Moveable Feast

Visit three of Edinburgh's restaurants all in one night, with a drinks reception at St Andrew's and St George's West, then onto a starter, main and dessert, each at a different venue. Money raised goes to Parkinson's UK. Drinks not included in ticket price.

George Street, Edinburgh

Thu 23 Apr

£35 / 0844 225 9857

Mud Run Mayhem

A 5k obstacle course raising funds for Learning Disability charity, Hansel. Run, crawl, climb and slide your way through the muddy assault course. Participants are advised to wear old clothes.

Scottish Assault Courses, Kilmarnock

Sat 2 May

£20 / 07706 167258

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