Over 900 steadfast outdoor enthusiasts will test their endurance by tackling some of the country’s most rugged highland scenery in an effort to raise funds for the Scottish Community Foundation.
Teams of dedicated fundraisers are set to complete the goal of conquering a 54 mile trek over Scotland’s stunning West Highland Way in just 24 hours – the equivalent of walking two marathons back to back while also climbing up Ben Nevis twice.
Teams of dedicated fundraisers are set to complete the goal of conquering a 54-mile trGiles Ruck, Chief Executive for the Scottish Community Foundation, said: “The response so far has been absolutely fantastic this year with 300 people taking the challenge.
“2011’s Challenge was a massive success and with more participants and the excitement of the new hike challenge, we’re hoping we can top last years fundraising total and help the work of Scottish Community Foundation.”
Since its inception in 1996 the Caledonian Challenge has attracted more than 14,000 participants who have raised over £11 million for The Scottish Community Foundation – dispersing grants to help achieve lasting impacting across Scotland’s communities.
More information about the event and how to support participating teams can be found on the website: http://www.caledonianchallenge.com