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MacTuff Barry Buddon fast half marathon

  • Barry Buddon Training Camp, Carnoustie, DD7 7RY
  • 28 April 2024
  • Half marathon – 13.1 miles
  • Registration fee: Free
  • Fundraising pledge: £100

The challenge

The Barry Buddon fast half marathon takes place on the private roads of the Barry Buddon Training Centre in Carnoustie, Fife.

The course is flat and on paved traffic-free roads, allowing you to focus on nothing but your run.

Get free entry when you sign up to fundraise for Shelter Scotland.

Entry places are limited, so register early to avoid disappointment.

You must be at least 17 years old to take part in this event.

Fundraise for Shelter Scotland

When you fundraise for us, you help us to provide vital expert support and advice to those affected by the housing emergency and defend the right to a safe home.  

There's no entry fee for this event if you pledge to fundraise at least £100 for Shelter Scotland.

We recommend setting up a Just Giving page for online fundraising. If you don't already have a fundraising page, our community fundraising team can help you set one up once you've registered for the event.

You can ask people to sponsor you through your fundraising page or use a paper form.

Find our fundraising resources here

Get in touch if you have any questions. Email us at

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What your MacTuff entry fee includes

Your entry fee to your MacTuff event includes:

  • a MacTuff t-shirt

  • a medal

  • bag drop

  • parking

Your friends and family can spectate for free.

Photos of the event can be downloaded for free from the MacTuff website.

Gift Aid on donations to Shelter Scotland

Please encourage your donors to include Gift Aid in their donations. It’s a fantastic way to help us raise extra funds and be there for more people who are living in unsafe housing conditions.

Find out more about Gift Aid

If you're unable to take part in your event

Please email if you cannot take part in your event.

If you've already started fundraising online with JustGiving, ask your donors if they're still happy for their donation to be passed on to Shelter Scotland. If they are, your online funds are automatically sent to us.

Your donors can request a refund from JustGiving if they no longer wish to donate.

Accompanying under-16s to MacTuff events

Children under the age of 16 who participate in MacTuff children's events must have an adult to accompany them on the course. Supervision from the sidelines is not permitted. 

The adult to child ratios are: 

  • Age 5 = 1 adult per 1 child participant 

  • Age 6 = 1 adult per 2 child participants 

  • Age 7 = 1 adult per 3 child participants 

  • Age 8-9 = 1 adult per 4 child participants

  • Age 10+ = 1 adult per 5 child participants 

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We can't fight homelessness without your help

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Want to challenge yourself for Shelter Scotland? Take a look at our runs, challenges and options if you want to organise your own event.

When you take part in an event for Shelter Scotland, you're joining us in defending the right to a safe home.

Whether you run, dance, walk miles in your kilt or crawl through mud, every pound you raise helps us to fight the housing emergency.

Thanks to fundraisers like you, in 2022/23 almost 17,000 people got advice through our helpline and webchat services, and our online advice pages were visited over one million times.

Together we can continue to create long-term change and fight the devastating impact the housing emergency has on people and society.