Fundraising for the fifth Great Glen Challenge, which raises money for Scotland’s rural charity, RSABI, is to be launched at the Royal Highland Show.
The event raised a record sum of £62,000 last year to help those in need in rural Scotland.
The challenge involves teams of four people competing against each other along a 46km route between Fort Augustus and Fort William. Competitors cycle, kayak, walk and run to a prize-giving reception at Neptune’s Staircase at the end of the route.
Paul Tinson, RSABI event director, said this year’s event was an important one because the charity had witnessed a spike in the numbers of people requiring help.
“During the last year RSABI has provided around £600,000 of direct financial support to over 900 people so we are hugely grateful to our teams of rural businesses and sponsors for backing our challenge on August 26,” he said.
More than 20 teams have signed up so far and a few team places are still available.
For information on how to take part contact GGC16 event enquiries, 0300 111 4166 or visit www.rsabi.org.uk