The Great Scottish Accumulator Challenge

12-month challenge

Just Run or Just Walk

Virtual & Worldwide

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The Great Scottish Accumulator Challenge

12-month challenge

Just Run or Just Walk

Virtual & Worldwide

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Choose Your Path. Challenge your Limit

The Great Scottish Monthly Accumulator Challenge is your 12-month challenge
Run it, Walk it: You choose. You challenge you.

You set your own monthly target distance, for 12 consecutive months.

A dozen times the drive 12 times the reward.

Great Scottish Events will reward you with one of the biggest medals ever made.

Month-by-month (by achieving your own monthly mileage – km or steps target) you will progressively ‘’build’’ your very own Great Scottish Accumulative Challenge Medal, a medal like none other. This is truly a unique medal.

12th month done, and personal victory is sweet; you’ve achieved or beaten each month’s target as well as your final yearly accumulated total mileage/km:

Your own medal is now completed.

Now, the piece de resistance, the final centre-piece.

Your Gold Medal

Personalised, your gold medal will be engraved with your name and your personal year’s accumulated distance.

What an achievement!

In addition to your monthly medal piece we shall every quarter send you a unique Great Scottish Accumulator t-shirt.

You can now proudly display the full unique medal you’ve earned!

How it works: Step-by-step

Step 1: Register online (with payment).
Step 2: You will be sent:

  • Your personal Accumulator registration number
  • Your personal password to access your online Accumulator Diary
  • Your medal base plate, medal stand and the first section of your very own medal.
  • Your first unique t-shirt.
Step 3: Record each session’s distance (using whatever method you prefer).
Step 4: Monthly, make next payment.
Step 5: Monthly, online, submit proof of your individual monthly distance.
Step 6: After approval, your next piece of the medal (and depending on the month) t-shirt, will be sent.
Step 7: After you’ve successfully completed your month 12, and you have submitted both your month 12 distance and your total distance, and have eleven of the twelve pieces in place (after it has been approved) your t-shirt, and your final medal piece (after engraving). Your Gold Medal will be sent to you in a special presentation box; Personalised, it will have your name and final year’s total distance proudly engraved on your scroll of honour.

What to do now

Determine your own monthly distance target.
(miles-kilometers-steps)
Calculate your yearly total.

Be SMART when thinking of your monthly and yearly targets.

S Specific
M Measurable
A Achievable
R Realistic
T Time-frame (and constraints)

Enter this distance into the Great Scottish Events/A.N.
Other online Great Scottish Events Accumulator Diary

Total Cost to be a participant

£290 for all UK residents & £350 for all overseas residents.

Payment Options

First Option and you Save money One off payment of £265 (UK only) £320 overseas entries
Second Option – UK residence –Initial payment of £70 then eleven monthly direct debit payments of £20 (Total £290)
Overseas – Initial payment of £85 then eleven monthly payments of £24 (Total £349)

Shared Medal

Why not share the medal. This choice will allow you not only to nearly half your purchase cost but will also allow you to share your experience with a family member or friend. Both shared named and years distance achievements will be engraved on the Gold Medal.

Note: Only a maximum of two people can share a medal. One named person must be responsible for the purchase or monthly payments for the medal. All relevant correspondence and medal parts will be posted to this named person

Payment Options

UK residence – One off payment – £290 Overseas £349
UK Residents – initial payment £70/ eleven payments of £23 (£323)
Overseas – initial payment £95 /eleven payment of £26 (£381)

All cost include postage, medal and all t-shirts

Entry into the Great Scottish Accumulator Challenge

To take up any of the entry options listed click on the Great Scottish Accumulator Challenge box or the button bellow.

This will take you to the entry system page. (See attached picture of entry page).

Just follow the simple instructions which will also include your proposed monthly distance target diary. (See attached picture).

Once you have successfully completed the entry details form you will get via email your login URL username and auto generated password. We shall confirm your entry, start date and then post to you, your medal base plate, medal stand and you’re first bespoke Great Scottish Accumulator T-shirt.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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Is there a start date?

Your start date is the month following your enrolment. (time is needed to post all the information to you). All entry must start in 2021.
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Is there a deadline?

The deadline is to complete your target distance within the time scale you have set.
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Can I change my monthly target?

Yes if you feel you have set it too high or low Great Scottish Events must be informed though.
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What if I miss my monthly target?

You can if you wish make it up on the following month or months.
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If I fall ill can I suspend my monthly activity?

Yes you can suspend your activity for as long as your illness. When you have recovered you can restart from the time you became ill.
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Does the monthly fee include postage?

Yes.
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I live outside of the UK can I still register?

Yes you can. The event is open to everyone. Unfortunately it is more expensive to post your medal parts, hence the increase in cost.
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I am disabled can I still participate.

Yes you can.
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Can my children take part.

Yes they can, but we cannot offer any discount because the cost of the medal & postage is the same for everyone
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What happens at the beginning of each new month?

You will be sent an email reminder asking you to submit your previous month’s results.
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Can two people share a medal?

Yes, but one named person has to be responsible for the monthly payment. Also there will be a small increase in overall cost a) Pay for the extra t-shirts b) Pay for the extra engraving.

How your Accumulator Medal comes together

Month 1

You receive the base-plate

You receive your first piece of the medal Magnets on the baseplate and medal piece hold the picture firmly in place.

The Great Scottish Accumulator Challenge

The twelve pieces that make up the medal.

Incorporated into one of the biggest medals you’ll ever earn.

Sir Walter Scott

1771 -1832 Born Edinburgh Died at his home in Abbotsford Roxburgh Scotland.

A Poet, novelist, historian and biographer. Sir Walter was considered to be one of the greatest practitioner of the historic novel. Sir Walter Scott had many poetic work such as ‘’The Lady of the Lake’’ but he is most famous for writing the Waverly Novels which are still popular to this day. When you visit Edinburgh you can see standing proudly 60m tall in Princes Street Gardens The Scott Monument built in 1844, one of Edinburgh iconic landmarks.

Glencoe

This is one of Scotland’s top visitor sites which is located about eighteen miles south of Fort William in the Western Highlands. The region is famous for the combination of stunning mountainous scenery and the infamous 1692 massacre.

Glencoe is arguably Scotland’s most historic glen, and it has been voted as Scotland’s most romantic glen and also one of the most instagrammable places in Scotland.

Balmoral Castle

Balmoral Castle has been one of the residence of the British Royal Family since 1852, when the Estate was bought and altered by Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria. The Balmoral Estate has been added to by successive members of the Royal Family and it now covers approximately 50,000 acres.

Balmoral Castle is situated in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, and it is now owned privately by Queen Elizabeth 11.

Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, situated in Inverness-shire in the Highlands of Scotland. The summit is 1345 meters above sea level.

Ben Nevis stands at the western end of the Grampion Mountain Region of Lochaber, close to the highland town of Fort William.

Highland Scottish Stag

There are few animals that are more iconic of Scotland, and Celtic culture in general, than the Highland Stag, This majestic beast was introduced to the British Isles sometime in the stone age. It was known to continental tribes well before then and revered as a spiritual animal, as well as a source of food, clothing and used for tool making materials.

Cave paintings showing the red deer date from as early as 40,000 years ago.

Robert Burns

1759 – 1796: Born in Alloway Scotland, Died Dumfries aged only 37 years old.

Robert Burns known amongst others as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet plus various other names. He is widely regarded as the National Poet of Scotland and is celebrated all over the world. Here are just a few of Robert Burns poems. Auld Lang Syne, A Red, Red Rose, Address to the Haggis, My Hearts in the Highlands.

The Forth Bridge

The Forth Railway Bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The railway bridge, crossing over the Forth Estuary had the world’s longest span (541m) when it was opened in 1890.

It remains one of the greatest cantilever trusses bridge ever built, and continues to carry passengers and freight. The Forth Railway Bridge has made an extraordinary and impressive global milestone in bridge design and construction.

Scotland’s Standing Stones

Throughout Scotland, strange clusters of stones spike up from the earth. Unlike England’s Stonehenge, you can walk right up to these megalithic marvels and stand in their shadows.

Erected thousands of years ago, their purpose and significance remain lost to time, transforming the stones into monuments of mystery and intrigue.

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Glenfinnan Viaduct is instantly recognisable and was built in 1897 as a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Invernesshire. It is the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland.

Glenfinnan Viaduct has been used as a location for several films & TV series. These are the more well known. Ring of Bright Water, Monarch of the Glen, The Crown and most famously the Harry Potter films. Harry Potter fans from all over the world come to view the viaduct.

Choose Your Path. Challenge your Limit.

Run it, Walk it: You choose.
You challenge you.

Highland Cow

The Highland Cow is a Scottish breed of rustic cattle. It originated in the Scottish Highlands and the Outer Hebrides Islands of Scotland. It has long horns and a shaggy coat.

A very hardy breed, bred so they can withstand the tough condition. It is reared primarily for beef.

Stirling Castle

Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castle in Scotland, both historically and architecturally. Before the Union with England (1703) Stirling Castle was one of the most used of the many castle in Scotland, very much a palace as well as a fortress.

Several Kings and Queens have been crowned in the castle including Mary Queen of Scots in 1542. Others were born or died there. Stirling Castle overlooks the battlefields of two famous Scottish battles, Bannockburn and Stirling Bridge.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe. With a very long and rich history as a royal residence, military garrison, prison and fortress. Set upon its volcanic rock foundation, Edinburgh Castle’s strategic advantages are clear. Iron Age people built a fort on the rock. The castle has suffered many sieges over the years.

Edinburgh Castle was home to Scottish kings and queens for many centuries. The Crown Jewels of Scotland and the iconic Stone of Destiny used for centuries to inaugurate monarchs are on display in the Castle Crown Room. Every summer on the Edinburgh Castle esplanade the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place.