Our new virtual fundraising event
About My Poppy Run
- Choose your distance. It could be round your local park, 5k, 5 miles or more – set your own individual target.
- Decide on a date. You could aim for a special occasion like Armed Forces Day or during the Poppy Appeal. Or maybe you want to do it over a birthday or a weekend, whatever works best for you.
- Make it your own. You can put your own stamp on your challenge by running to mark a special event, or doing it with friends and family.
Make sure it’s safe. Ensure you check the most up-to-date Government Guidelines for where you live or where you plan to run.
Share your fundraising page. Don't forget to set up a fundraising page when you register and then share with everyone you know.
Let friends and family know what you are taking on. Don’t forget to share your updates on social media and with us using #MyPoppyRun, so we can share your wonderful achievements.
Poppy Run FAQs
Where will the money raised go?
Your fundraising will help fund vital support for ex-Service personnel and their families. From employment advice and emergency grants, to support with housing and mental health, Poppyscotland improves thousands of lives every year.
Do I get a fundraising page?
Yes, when you have registered for #MyPoppyRun, you will be asked to set up a fundraising page. Click on the link and follow the instructions. Please get in touch if you have any problems. Once you've set up your fundraising page, don't forget to share it with everyone you know.
How much do I have to raise?
We ask you to try your very best to raise £50 to support the work of Poppyscotland.
What do I get for my registration fee?
You will get a My Poppy Run shirt and medal.
Can I send Poppyscotland images of my run?
Yes please do, we want to share your wonderful images and celebrate your achievements for Poppyscotland.
Can I raise money as a team?
Yes you can, we ask each team member to raise £50 to help Poppyscotland welfare team support the Armed Forces Community.
How do I get a Poppy Run medallion?
Each individual that raises £100 or more will get their very own Poppy Run Medallion in its own presentation case.
How far do I have to run?
You can run a set distance or choose you own, it's completely up to you.
Do I have to run?
If you would like to walk that’s not a problem, what you do is up to you.
What support can I get for my fundraising?
Our events team will be on hand to offer fundraising advice, support and materials throughout your #MyPoppyRun experience.
Any further questions?
We have a dedicated Events team to help you with your fundraising. Please get in touch!
Email D.Walker@Poppyscotland.org.uk or call 07458 024646.