It’s back! Now in its 5th year, Scotty’s Little Soldiers brings you our most popular event - May Marathon!

Take on 26.2 miles during the month of May, whilst raising funds for bereaved British Forces children and young people. Walk, run or jog. Do it in one day, in two halves or complete the miles across the whole month of May. Complete the challenge your way. All we ask is that you stick to the current government guidelines whilst adding those miles. 

With leaderboards for both miles and fundraising, can you get your name to the top? Make sure you add your miles and share your fundraising page. Don't forget to tag ‘Scotty's Little Soldiers’ and use the hashtag #MayMarathon - Inspire others to virtually join you or welcome them to sponsor you for your marathon challenge. 

Complete the 26.2 miles to get a bespoke May Marathon certificate. Raise £50 online and a Scotty’s morale patch will be on its way to you. Reach £100 and we will send you our May Marathon medal. Hit £150 and a free running vest will be yours!  

Update others on your progress and don’t be afraid to admit the days you struggle, or to shout from the rooftops if you are smashing it out of the park. 

What happens next? 

  • Check your inbox – You will receive an email with tips on how to customise your page. 
  • Share your page and update people on your challenge via social media. Don't forget to tag  Scotty's Little Soldiers and use the hashtag  #MayMarathon  
  • Ask others to virtually join you or let them know they are welcome to encourage you by donating. 
  • Head over to our Tips & FAQs section for some handy fundraising hints. You can also take a look at our digital fundraising information pack here.
  • Don’t forget to link your Strava or add your miles manually. Work your way up that leaderboard!  

Remember, if you manage to raise £150 then not only will we send you a free running vest, but you will be helping the charity support bereaved Forces children and young people. £150 could pay for one ‘Scotty Allowance’ of educational and development opportunities, or enable six children to have a hand selected gift to open on their birthday. 

With your support we can make a big difference. 

I am struggling to fundraise :( 

Some of our supporters are keen to get involved but are not able to ask for sponsorship. Instead, they are making a small donation to their own page and asking others to join the fun, share their photos and help to raise awareness of the charity. 

If you have any questions, then just get in touch with us.

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