The DARED Challenge

DARED – Frequently Asked Questions2023-01-30T12:20:00+00:00

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I fundraise?2023-01-30T11:48:38+00:00

To set up your fundraising page just visit JustGiving and select “Start Fundraising”. You can set up a page as an individual or as a group. Remember to personalise your page and share it with as many people as possible. We have guidelines for setting up your page for beginners and advanced event people who have previously used JustGiving but need a refresher.

Every penny you raise will go towards making a life-changing difference to the life of children and families in and around Edinburgh.

What is the entry fee?2023-01-30T11:49:01+00:00

There are two entry choices and if you sign up before 16th April there is an Early Bird discount:

Fundraising – the early bird fee is £10 (£15), which covers your event welcome pack, t-shirt, medal and enables you to take part in the event with a fundraising target of £50pp.

Non-Fundraising – the early bird fee is £25 (£30), which covers your event welcome pack, t-shirt, medal and makes a £15 contribution to Circle with no further fundraising target.

All money raised is for Circle, no additional charity can be chosen or selected.

How do I record my runs?2023-01-30T11:49:20+00:00

There are countless free smartphone apps which you can use to record your runs. Strava is particularly good as it allows you to plan as well as record your run.

We are hosting a DARED club where you can see how the other participants are getting on. If you would to be added to this group or have any queries, please email

If you are completing any runs on a treadmill, a photo of the screen on completion will make a record of your efforts. Technical problems are inevitable and GPS devices are not 100% reliable. Records will therefore not need to be submitted and we will be relying on participants’ honesty.

Can I use a treadmill?2023-01-30T11:49:37+00:00

Whilst there are benefits to running outside with others, sometimes convenience and weather makes the draw of a treadmill appealing. As long as the distance is covered, the challenge is completed. If a treadmill is used, photos of the screen can be taken at the completion of each run to record progress.

Do I have to run?2023-01-30T11:46:19+00:00

In the same way that you can’t turn up for a marathon with some roller skates, the DARED challenge must be completed on foot. How fast you go is completely up to you. It is however a challenge, so push yourself!

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