How tough are the events?
The events can be as tough or relaxed as you wish. You can push yourself in the 5k run to achieve your personal best or take it easy and enjoy the events at your leisure- either way you will be improving your fitness.
Am I fit enough to run the 5k?
To run 5k is just over 3 miles – This is no road marathon, yet we welcome professional and amateur runners, joggers and anyone wishing to try a longer run than they have done before. However, all experienced runners will be positioned closely to the start line to allow a quick pace.
What sort of food is provided on the day?
All water is fully included in your registration fee at manned check points and on completion of your event you will be given a goody bag containing water /juice snacks etc. The onsite catering will be mixed, varied , delicious and plentiful with calorific intake a priority – from soups .paster,salads etc at very reasonable prices.
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How can we sign up as a team?
Teams can be made of all sizes, either all fundraising for the same charity, or each choosing their own to fundraise for. A team will initially need to be set up by a 'Team Captain' and can then go forth and recruit more members into the team over time, each registering themselves separately.
Creating a new team
Pay for yourself under a team registration and register as captain, then forward your team name to your potential team mates who then register within your account, and pay their own fees.
Joining an existing team
• Your captain has already set up the team and they're about to join it.
• You will need the team captain's name, along with the team name.
• You then sign up online selecting team registration, and then enter in the team captains name and team name when asked.
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Once signed up, how do I start my fundraising and set up my fundraising page?
Once you have signed up to the runs/walks and chosen your charity, you can set up your online fundraising page by logging on to Just Giving www.justgiving.com. Once you have set this up you can start sending out the online link to all your friends and family to start collecting donations! Your charity will also send you a welcome pack which will give you advice and support on how to go about your fundraising plans.
What happens if I fail to raise the minimum sponsorship amount?
The Great Scottish Walk & Run Festival is a fundraising event for charity - and therefore by signing up you are committing to fundraise the minimum sponsorship for your chosen charity
Failure to meet the initial target could result in you being unable to take part in the walk. However this is down to the discretion of the charity and will be decided on a case by case basis. In 2013 the average fundraising total reached by our runners/walkers was £350 - often once you get the ball rolling you will see the collections and sponsorship flood in!
Who should I speak to regarding fundraising issues and my sponsorship pack?
Once you have signed up to the runs/walks we will send out a fundraising pack - if you still haven't received within two weeks of registering then please contact your charity.
I would like to fundraise for a charity who aren't on the list or website?
If you'd like to fundraise for a charity who aren't listed on the website, you can still sign up to our events by selecting "A Charity Not Listed" - we will then contact that charity just to confirm they are happy for you to fundraise on their behalf!
Can I fundraise for more than one charity?
No! - you must one select one primary charity for whom all your fundraising will be in aid of - this is because your charity will pay for a portion of your place on the event, out of the fundraising generated.
As a team can we pool our fundraising?
Yes - as long as you are all fundraising for the same charity - you can create a team fundraising page on Just Giving - we also recommend that you let your charity know this is how you will be fundraising.
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