Caledonian Challenge + Caledonian Hike

Caledonian Challenge + Caledonian Hike

The Walk Of Your Life

Jun 15 2013

Jun 16 2013

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The Caledonian Challenge is an event owned by Foundation Scotland - Charity No. SC022910

Since its inception in 1996 the Caledonian Challenge has become one of the biggest and longest running charity sports events on the calendar. Over 15,000 people have taken part and helped raise a staggering £12 million pounds for charity. And now it's your turn...

Your epic Caledonian adventure will take you through some of the most remote, rugged and stunningly beautiful countryside. You will experience majestic views of Ben Nevis, the magnificence of Glencoe and Buachaille Etive Mor and the legendary Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

This year we have 2 exciting events taking place on the same weekend -

1. The Caledonian Challenge (54 miles - 24 hours)

2. The Caledonian Hike (24 miles - 12 hours)

 

The Caledonian Challenge

Since its inception in 1996 the Caledonian Challenge has become one of the biggest and longest running charity sports events on the calendar. Over 15,000 people have taken part and helped raise a staggering £12 million pounds for charity. And now it's your turn...

Your adventure will take place on the 15th and 16th of June. As part of a team, of between 4 and 6 people, you will walk 54 miles in 24 hours along the West Highland Way. You will be supported every step of the way by our fantastic volunteers, marshals and stewards as well as your own crack team of support crew which you will recruit prior to the event.

Located only 2 hours from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Aberdeen. You'll start in Gairlochy and have regular stops at designated Checkpoints including Fort William and Glen Coe. It's the ‘Walk of Your Life' and you'll never forget the moment when you cross the finish line.

Not only will you have lasting memories but you will have made an enduring impact to local charities. Each participant on the Caledonian Challenge agrees to raise £400 for the Scottish Community Foundation. If you can do better than that, and many of our participants do, then any extra money you raise can be divided equally with a charity of your choice.

The Caledonian Hike

Our exciting new event which opened to all-comers for the first time last year.

We are offering you the opportunity to walk a shortened version of the Challenge through, and over, much of the same historic and stunning scenery on the 15th June.

Starting in Fort William and finishing in Glencoe, you will walk 24 miles in 12 hours. You will receive the same exemplary support as those on the Challenge but we recommend that you also recruit a support crew to assist you on the journey.

As you're walking a smaller route you're fundraising commitment is also smaller. You, and your team mates, only have to promise to raise £300 each to take part.

How to take part

There are 5 easy steps for entering the Caledonian Challenge -

1. Recruit a Team

You'll need a group of friends, family or colleagues to take part with you. You'll also need a team name (its harder than you think!)

  • Caledonian Challenge = 4-6 team members
  • Caledonian Hike = 3-6 team members

2. Reserve Your Team Place

Your Team Leader will need to complete some basic administration about your team (including the team name that you still havent decided on...) and we'll also ask for your entry fee(s).

You can choose to pay individually or as a team. We also have an initial reservation fee option of paying £25 which gives you a little bit more time to get your team organised (and choose that team name!)

3. Nominating Team Members

Once the Team Leader has created the team they can then nominate th eother team members using our automated email system. All you need is a persons name and email address and we do the rest!

Each person will be asked for some contact information and entry fee depending on how you have decided to pay.

4. Team Confirmation

Once you filled in the various blank boxes and paid your entry fees (and finalised your team name) you will be confirmed onto the Challenge. We'll send each member of the team useful information explaining 'What Happens Next'.

5. Training and Fundraising

Once your team is confirmed you'll have access to all our online training guides and fundraising resources. Though it may seem a long way off the sooner you start both of these, the less they will hurt!

If you have any questions please just get in touch

Event Type

Active & Health > Walking

Event Address

Web Address

http://www.caledonianchallenge.com/home.html