Conquer The Devil's Staircase
Oct 06 2013
Welcome to the second year of the Glencoe Marathon, a 26 mile trail run that ascends a total of 1,608 metres through the heart of Glencoe and into the foothills of Ben Nevis.
The exciting news for 2013 is that the event is introducing the MAMORES HALF MARATHON and the GLEN NEVIS 10KM so there are distances to appeal to runners of all abilities.
The full off-road route snakes through the pass of Glencoe, surrounded by the towering remains of this ancient super volcano, before climbing 500 metres up the fearsome Devil’s Staircase.
From the eastern edge of the Aonach Eagach Ridge you look straight onto the mighty Buachaille Etive Mor (the great herdsman) before dropping back to sea level at Kinlochleven. Climbing up through the Mamores the route undulates until the descent into Glen Nevis and the base of the mighty Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak.
The organisers are looking for brave trailblazers to take on ‘Scotland’s toughest marathon’. Can you conquer WildFox Events’ latest and most daring of challenges? In 2012 more than 150 runners took on the challenge for the first time, raising more then £15,000 for youth development work in Scotland.
Glencoe Marathon is being championed by Bruce Duncan, adventure athlete for the Team Haglöfs Silva Adventure Race Team in multi-day events all around the world. Bruce is the three times winner of the Wenger Patagonia Expedition Race in southern Chile and former winner of the ScottishCoast to Coast Elite race.
“This is my ideal challenge, an off road route though a true wild area that is guaranteed to test even the hardiest of souls to the limit”
Bruce Duncan, Adventure Racer
The ChildLine Schools Service, a service provided by the NSPCC, is the official charity partner of the Glencoe Marathon 2013. Money raised from the event will be split between the ChildLine Schools Service and the local charity partner, Project Northern Lights.
Each participant is required to raise a minimum fundraising amount (see below) and in total organisers hope to raise £100,000 towards these two great causes.
- Full marathon participants are required to raise £200 each
- Half marathon participants are required to raise £150 each
- 10km participants are required to raise £100 each
Click the link to find out more and to register: http://www.glencoemarathon.com/
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