Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2015 – walk to help us create the Ripple Retreat

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We are well chuffed to be an official partner of the Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2015

Date of Kiltwalk – 3 May 2015

What is the Kiltwalk, did I hear you ask?

The Edinburgh Kiltwalk is a 26 mile walk around our fair city (there are 13 mile and 6 mile wee walk options as well). As the name might suggest all participants are asked to wear a kilt (or tartan), creating one big tartan army!

Its a beautiful city route, taking in the village of Cramond, Portabello Esplanade, the leafy Sustrans cyclepath network and Holyrood Park

Registration just now is at the early bird price of £20 plus £1.50 fee until 31 December 2014 – after that it is still a very reasonable £25 plus £1.50 fee

You are then asked to raise £200

If you register a team of five or more people and select It’s Good 2 Give as your nominated charity you will ensure that It’s Good 2 Give is awarded a grant from the Kiltwalk of 50% of the funds raised.

If you register a team of twenty or more people and select It’s Good 2 Give as your nominated charity, you will ensure that It’s Good 2 Give is awarded a grant from the Kiltwalk of 75% of the funds raised.

The remainder of the funds you raise will be split between the Kiltwalk’s 6 charity partners – all wonderful Scottish children’s charities (we are one of them)

Edinburgh Kiltwalk is aiming to get 5,000 kiltwalkers walking through the streets of Edinburgh this year. It’s not a race so you can take your time, stop for a picnic, listen to the entertainment that we all have planned, or you can bash on.  What’s nice is it is up to you to set your own pace.

The funds raised will help us create our Ripple Retreat

If you don’t think you can get a team together but still want to do the Edinburgh Kiltwalk you can join Team It’s Good 2 Give   from the dropdown menu at registration. That way you can still ensure that 50% of the funds raised are awarded to It’s Good 2 Give by the Kiltwalk.  You will need this password – IGTGKiltwalk

it’s better if you can get a team together especially if you think you can get 20 people but even if it is just 5.

When you sign up –  You’ll  receive a kiltwalk registration pack, including a t-shirt and other goodies.

And. if the walk itself isn’t for you there are still plenty of opportunities you can get involved by volunteering as a Kiltie and helping out at the event.

We are very lucky to have our main volunteering team in place thanks to Julie Patience and her team at Scottish Widows.  We still need a few volunteers for our tent at the charity village at Murrayfield.  Please get in touch if you would like to apply to be one of our volunteers.  The noisier the better – we can’t wait to have you join us!

We also need entertainers – bands of any description, pipe bands, choirs, magicians even – we want to get a dozen to play for about 1hour each during the day – if you are up for helping us do that please get in touch – again we want noise, colour and fun for the walkers and volunteers.


How to Register a new Team

start here on the home page

Click Register (NOT Register a Team)

on this page click Register a New Team

to choose to support us use the drop down box – category and then click on It’s Good 2 Give

then follow the rest of the on the page instructions

That’s your team set up now.

Tell your team members the team name and password

For the rest of your team to sign up follow these instructions

start here on the home page

Click Register and follow the instructions and when you get to Team click on the dropdown list and choose your team (your team leader should have given you the name and password in advance)


Kiltwalk 2015 – charity partner

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The weather outside is mixed but still good for walking.

I used to be really fit and am not so much now.  So I pledge now to get fitter starting this week.

I am going to start a team of walkers and take part in the Edinburgh Kiltwalk 2015. (it’s 3 May 2015)

Last night we got confirmation that we are one of the charity partners for the Edinburgh Kiltwalk which is just tremendous.

The goal now is to have 300 walkers taking part for It’s Good 2 Give.

Registration is open and early bird entry fees till end Oct are £20 plus £1.50 fee. You also have to pledge to raise £200 each.

Who’s in?

Get signing up now, folks.

Make no mistake – this is a challenge but one that can be easily achieved both in terms of fundraising and training.  Plenty of time to do both.

All money raised will go towards our Ripple Retreat.   And by the way, eating Ripple bars is not part of the training plan!