Frequently asked questions

Let us help you get the most out of your event.


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.



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.



Great Scottish Events has no objection to participants in all our events raising money for their favourite charity.

All money raised must be sent directly to your chosen charity and not to us.

Over the past fifty years over £20m is the estimated amount of money that has been raised by people using the Great Scottish Events to raise much needed funds for charities & good causes.