Challenge events

Three Zambian boys in school uniform holding a mug of porridge

Challenge events

Test your fitness and help to feed hungry children

Take on a fundraising challenge for Mary’s Meals

From marathons to hikes, there are always opportunities to raise funds for Mary's Meals by taking on active challenge. You can find out about some of our favourite events below – and remember that you can select Mary's Meals in any event of your choice.

We are also looking for volunteers to help on the days of the Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon and the Artemis Pentland Peaks Challenge. If you are interested in getting involved, please email

Supporters of Marys Meals at the finish line

Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon

Saturday, 9 July 2022
Swim, run, kayak and cycle around Loch Tay, Perthshire, in teams of two in aid of Mary's Meals. With three different routes, including an option without swimming, this event in Scotland is designed to be accessible to people of all abilities – but make no mistake, it will test your fitness. 

Sign up via Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon website, then create your Mary's Meals fundraiser

A man taking on a fundriaisng challenge

Artemis Pentland Peaks Challenge 

Saturday, 24 September 2022
Take on a hiking challenge in the beautiful Pentland Hills, southwest of Edinburgh. There are three different routes: Gold (27 miles), Silver (14 miles) and Bronze (8 miles) of varying difficulty to test every level of fitness. 

The suggested fundraising target for participation is £250 with all funds raised split between Mary's Meals and mental health charity, SANE. A registration fee of £50 applies.

Sign up via Artemis Pentland Peaks Challenge website, where you will be guided to create a fundraising page.

Marys Meals supporters taking part in Step by Step

Step by Step to Feed the Next Child 

Join Mary’s Meals volunteers and supporters from across Northern Ireland for a summer walking challenge. With many routes available, there's a walk for all abilities!

For more information – or if you would like to organise a walk in your area – please email

Women in Malawi carrying Marys Meals

Do you want to set your own active challenge to raise funds for Mary’s Meals?

Child in Liberia enjoying their school meal


Various locations and dates in 2022
Don your kilt and take part in one of the walking events listed below for 2022. All funds raised will be topped up by 50% by Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation. Visit the Kiltwalk website for full terms and conditions and to sign up – remembering to select Mary’s Meals as your charity!

  • Glasgow – Sunday, 24 April
  • Aberdeen – Sunday, 29 May
  • Dundee – Sunday, 21 August
  • Edinburgh – Sunday, 18 September
  • Scotland’s Virtual Kiltwalk – Friday, 7 October to Sunday, 9 October

Fundraise online with Mary's Meals by starting your own project today.