Run 50k in March

Join us for a pawsome running challenge this March and help raise crucial funds for pets in need. Run 50k at your own pace, anytime, anywhere and make a difference for dogs and cats, one stride at a time.

Why take part

By taking part you’ll be able to set personal fitness goals while making positive change. Join a supportive community and stay motivated throughout the month to help you reach your goals. Create a fundraising page to support Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and you’ll get a free beanie hat, plus when you raise £100, you’ll get a bandana for a furry friend.

We give our all to protect loving homes, find loving homes and run a loving home for dogs and cats in East and Central Scotland. Our goal is to support pets and their people in whatever way is best for them at the time. And to keep loving homes whole.

By getting involved in our running challenge, you can help us to continue this important work and keep more pets in loving homes, where they belong.

How to sign up?

To sign up, join our Facebook group. Once in the group, fill out the registration form and set up your fundraising page on Facebook or JustGiving. The Facebook group will keep you up to date with tips and support and is a place to share your progress and motivate others! If you don’t have Facebook, you can register here.



How do I get started?

To get started, all you need to do is register and set up your fundraising page on Facebook or JustGiving. Join our Facebook group for the link to register and to keep yourself motivated and share your progress with other challenge participants.

I’m not on Facebook. Can I still take part?

Absolutely! You can register and set up your fundraiser on JustGiving here.

How do I get my beanie hat?

We’ll send you your beanie hat once you’ve registered and set up your fundraiser. Please allow 14 days after registration for your beanie hat to arrive.

How do I set up my fundraiser?

You can set up your fundraiser quickly and easily when you register for the challenge. Just select Facebook or JustGiving at the end of the registration form and your fundraising page will be ready to go!

I’ve not received my welcome pack or beanie hat yet

You should receive your welcome pack and beanie hat once you’ve registered AND set up your fundraising page. If you have done this and haven’t received it within 14 days, please let us know in the Facebook group or by emailing

How do I find my Facebook fundraising page?

Find your Facebook fundraiser here.

How can I track my Kms

Track your distance in whatever way suits you. Many people use an app like Strava. Your welcome pack will also include a progress tracker that can help you keep track of kms throughout the challenge.

I’m not able to complete the 50kms, can I still sign up?

Absolutely! Anyone can take part in the challenge. Feel free to adapt it to whatever suits you, whether that’s choosing to walk or cycle, changing the distance or anything else you can think of!

How do I prove I’ve completed the challenge?

There is no need to prove that you’ve completed your challenge or submit your distances to us. Although, we do love to hear about your progress throughout the challenge! Share your updates in the Facebook group and find out how others are getting on. Its a great way to keep you motivated and help you cross the finish line!

Is there a minimum fundraising amount?

There is no minimum fundraising amount. Your fundraising page will automatically be set to a £200 fundraising target, however, you can edit this amount. We do encourage you to raise as much as you can. Everything you raise will help us to support the vulnerable dogs and cats that we care for and to continue our mission to keep more pets in loving homes. As a thank you, we will also send you a pet bandana when you raise £100.

How do I get my bandana?

Raise £100 and we’ll send you a bandana, perfect for a furry friend. If you haven’t received it within 14 days of reaching the £100 milestone, please get in touch by emailing

When will my fundraising page close?

Your fundraising page will automatically close on the 15th April.

Can I be sponsored by someone who does not use Facebook?

Yes! To donate to a Facebook fundraising page, you must have a Facebook account. However, you can download a sponsorship form or alternatively pay the money that they donate into your own fundraiser. There is also the option to set up a fundraising page on JustGiving.

How do I pay in cash donations?

To pay in any cash donations, please drop them into the Home in person. Alternatively, you can keep the cash and donate online to your own fundraiser.

Where can I get a sponsorship form?

You can download a sponsorship form from our Facebook group in the Files section. If you’re not in the group, please email for a form.