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REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED FOR ABERDEEN 2024!

Routes

Two walk lengths are available - Mighty Stride (18 miles) and Wee Wander (4 miles). See more information on the routes below but please note that all routes are subject to change**

Super low entry price!


Thanks to The Hunter Foundation subsidising registration fees, we’ve locked in our lowest-ever entry prices for another year.

Mighty Stride (18 miles) - £20
Wee Wander (4 miles) - Adults £12.50 and Children £6.50

2024 Fundraising


All funds you raise go quickly and DIRECTLY to your chosen charity plus all eligible gift aid (up to 25%* extra). This means that up to 125%* of all funds you raise go to the charity close to your heart - it really is the best way to fundraise. This is made possible thanks to The Hunter Foundation and Kiltwalk sponsors. Find out more.

Thanks to the amazing Kiltwalk heroes in 2023, Kiltwalk raised over £5.1 million for 1,550 Scottish Charities. Thank you all for your incredible Kiltwalk Kindness. Find out more.

*Your selected Charity is responsible for any eligible gift aid on your fundraising. For more information on Gift Aid declaration please visit www.gov.uk/claim-gift-aid/gift...

**All event routes and mileages are subject to change

The Aberdeen Kiltwalk Walker Guide

The Aberdeen Transport and Parking Guide

The Mighty Stride Map

The Wee Wander Map

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2024 ENTRY PRICES

Find out more about this year's entry prices below.

20.00

(Open to those aged 13 years+)

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Kiltwalk challenge! Starting at Duthie Park and walking approx 18 miles to our end site at Bellfield Park.

12.50Adults

6.50Children

(Children/Youths aged 5-15 years / Adults 16 years+)

Perfect for the whole family, the Wee Wander experience in Aberdeen is a fun day out for everyone – even your dog can join the fun! Starting at Crathes Castle and on to our end site at Bellfield Park.

PIT STOPS

Check out Pit Stop locations at the Aberdeen Kiltwalk and find out which Charity Partners will be bringing the fun along the route.

Pit Stop 1

Skyline Cycles, Station Building, Station Rd, Cults, Aberdeen AB15 9NP

Charity Partner - SAMH

Pit Stop Partner story

Pit Stop 2

Camphill School, Wedderburn, Milltimber AB13 0AP

Charity Partner - Scottish Charity Air Ambulance

Pit Stop Partner story

Pit Stop 3

Drumoak Playing Fields, Drumoak, AB31 5AX

Charity Partner - Muscular Dystrophy UK

Pit Stop Partner story

Pit Stop 4

Milton Park, Royal Deeside Railway, Crathes, AB31 5QH

Pit Stop Partner - Marie Curie

Pit Stop Partner story

Fundraising top tips

Looking for some support with your fundraising? Then look no further, the experts at JustGiving have plenty of top tips to help boost those all-important funds for your Charity. Check it out here.

EVENT SPONSORS

Thanks to our Aberdeen event sponsors – they make everything possible!

Headline Sponsor

The Royal Bank of Scotland support helps to keep the Kiltwalk model sustainable and ensures that up to 125% of all fundraising goes back to charity.

Sponsor story

Headline Sponsor

Everything from car giveaways to van hire; Arnold Clark are central to the growth and success of Kiltwalk.

Sponsor story

Gold Sponsor

Scotland’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisors, they provide huge support to Kiltwalk.

Sponsor story

Powering the Kiltwalk

Founded by Sir Tom Hunter, The Hunter Foundation is the backbone of the Kiltwalk Fundraising Platform. They revived it in 2016 by underwriting the charity and gave it a new lease of life.

Check out our Terms and Conditions.

EVENT GALLERY

Check out some of the highlights from our past events in Aberdeen below, or check out our Gallery section for all the highlights from our events all over Scotland.

Frequently asked questions


REGISTRATION

What is the closing date for registration?

Registration will close once the event has reached capacity or no later than the Friday before the event. All event deadlines are subject to change so we advise Kiltwalkers to register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Can I register more than one person at a time?

You can register multiple people by selecting ‘Add participant’ at the end of registration and make one payment for everyone at the end.


I didn’t receive my receipt or confirmation emails.

Let us know and we’ll check that the email address we have is correct and re-send the emails. Please email [email protected]


Can I change the distance I’m registered for?

Yes, just let us know what distance you’d like to do and we’ll update your details. If changing to or from The Wee Wander then there will be a difference in registration fee so we’ll either refund you or ask you to pay the difference. Changes cannot be made after we have sent out your ID pass which is generally 4 weeks before the event.


Can I change my start time?

You can view all available timeslots for the Mighty Stride and Wee Wander within our registration system.

If there is space to move you into a different time slot, yes we can make this amendment for you but if the time slot is full, unfortunately we cannot accommodate your request. We cannot change your time slot once your lanyard and ID pass have been sent out to you by post (generally this is 4 weeks before the event).

Please note some time slots sell out quicker than others so please inform us of any changes as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


How much is the event?

Mighty Stride (18 miles) : £20 (13 years and over)
Wee Wander (4 miles): £12.50 adults / £6.50 children aged 5-15 years




Withdrawing & Refunds

What happens if I have to withdraw due to injury or medical related reasons?

If you have to withdraw due to injury or medical related reasons then please email [email protected] . If you have obtained a place from a charity then the place will revert to the charity.


I can no longer make the Kiltwalk due to other commitments. What are my options?

Unfortunately, we’re unable to refund registration fees, however you can give your place to someone else. Please email [email protected] to find out how to transfer your place. You must get in touch at the latest two weeks prior to your event date.


What happens to my fundraising if I withdraw?

If you have already started fundraising online with JustGiving, check with your donors that they are still happy for their donation to be passed on to your chosen charity. If they are, your online funds will automatically be sent onto your chosen charity. If your donors no longer wish to donate, then they can request a refund from JustGiving.

For offline funds, you must speak directly with your chosen charity.




TEAMS

How do I register a team?

During registration, you will be asked if you're taking part as a team. Select 'Yes I am Team Captain' or 'Yes I am a member of a team'.

If you are a Team captain, enter your team name (you decide your name!).

If you want to join an existing team, enter the name of that team and the Team Captain’s name.

Once you have set-up your own JustGiving fundraising page, if you are part of a team, you then have the option of creating a team page or joining an existing team page on JustGiving. For more information on how to do this please read JustGiving’s guide: A guide to Team Pages – JustGiving Help


How do I join a team if I’ve already registered?

This is something the Kiltwalk team can arrange for you, please email [email protected] with your team name and your team captain's name.

To join a team on the JustGiving platform, visit the team page and select 'join the team'.


Why aren’t all of my team members showing up on JustGiving?

This may happen if team members haven’t yet activated their JustGiving page or haven’t yet joined the team.

Your JustGiving activation link can be found in your confirmation email that was sent just after you registered for the Kiltwalk. Can’t find the email? Email

[email protected]


Can we have one team fundraising page?

Yes, your team can share a JustGiving fundraising page if all members are fundraising for the same charity and would prefer to use the same page. Please list all of your names in the story section. Choose a web address that reflects your team name, you could also update the name in the JustGiving account to reflect your team name.




FUNDRAISING

My charity isn’t on the list. How do I get them added?

Please complete our online Charity Request form if your Charity doesn’t appear on our registration list. You will need the name of the charity, a contact name, number and email. We’ll then contact them and do a few checks to see if we can add them to the list and check whether they are registered with JustGiving. Please note, your charity must be registered with JustGiving to receive an automated JustGiving page.


What happens to GiftAid on donations?

Your charity will be responsible for all eligible Gift Aid on your donations. Make sure you encourage your donors to tick the Gift Aid box when donating. Find out more about Gift Aid eligibility here


Can I change the charity I’m fundraising for?

Yes, you can change your charity if you haven’t raised any funds yet. Please email us at [email protected]. We must be notified of your change of charity a minimum of two weeks before the event.

If you have already set-up a JustGiving fundraising page, you cannot change the charity. You will need to close the page and set-up a new page for your correct charity. If you already have donations, your donors will need to contact JustGiving to request a refund.


Why does my JustGiving page now show my charity instead of Kiltwalk?

We have changed our fundraising model and now all funds go directly to your chosen charity and that’s why it now shows on your JustGiving page.


What do I do with offline donations and can I add these to my fundraising page?

Offline donations must be sent directly to your chosen charity. You must get in contact with them to obtain their latest sponsor form for collecting offline sponsor funds.

You can add your offline donations to your JustGiving page by going to justgiving.com and logging in. (Please note, you must login to justgiving.com and follow these steps exactly to add offline donations).

Select ‘Your Fundraising’ from the right hand side menu. You should then see a list of all your active fundraising pages. Select the page you wish to add your offline fundraising to. Select ‘Donations’ and you can type in your total offline donation figure. Click ‘Save offline donation’ button and this will let your supporters see the total amount you have raised on your page.

If you are raising funds for ‘Kiltwalk’ please use the Kiltwalk Sponsor Form. Visit the STV Children’s Appeal page for more information.

If you are a ‘Kiltwalk’ fundraiser and would like to send us funds by BACS transfer or cheque, in both cases please email [email protected] for more information.


What are the cut-off dates for fundraising?

We kindly ask for all online and offline fundraising to be completed and sent to us no later than 2 months after your event.


My charity is on the Kiltwalk list but not JustGiving, how do I fundraise?

Please contact your charity directly and ask which fundraising method they use. You can then set up an online page through their chosen fundraising website or collect funds offline with a charity-specific sponsor form and send your well-earned fundraising to your charity directly through bank transfer or cheque.




THE ROUTE

Where does each walk start and end?

Route details are still to be confirmed. Please check the map section on this page for the latest updates.


Is the route suitable for wheelchair users?

The Mighty Stride route is not considered to be wheelchair accessible due to the terrain.

Kiltwalk endeavours to make all Wee Wander routes as wheelchair accessible as possible, however, unfortunately, due to the terrain on some of these, we cannot guarantee all are fully accessible. For more information please email [email protected]


Are prams and buggies allowed on the walk?

The Mighty Stride route is not considered to be pram or buggy accessible due to the terrain.

Kiltwalk endeavours to make all Wee Wander routes as pram and buggy accessible as possible, however, unfortunately, due to the terrain on some of these, we cannot guarantee all are fully accessible. For more information please email [email protected]




PUBLIC TRANSPORT & PARKING

What public transport options are there?

Detailed public transport and parking information will be available on this page closer to your event date.