Several north-east community groups have received a share of £11,000 which was raised by the participants in a grueling event.
The Cetco Ythan Challenge tests the mettle of competitors over a 13km obstacle race around the Ellon area.
Ellon Boys’ Brigade received the largest slice of cash with £2,500 being used to buy a replacement marquee, as well as a further £500.
A total of £2,000 was given to Ellon Meadows to purchase a trampoline and Meiklemill Primary School gained £1,000 towards a new library.
Ellon and District Men’s Shed received £1,000. And Ellon Park Run benefited to the tune of £900, which was used to purchase a new defibrillator.
The Ellon Meadows Sports Centre were alloted £450, while Aberdeen Surfers, Ellon Girl Guides, and Ellon Meadows FC were each given £200. Victoria Hall received £100.
Aberdeen Coastguards, Ellon ATC, Ellon Roundtable, and Ellon Hockey Club all received £400.
Alison Chalmers, chairwoman of the event organising committee, said: “The Cetco Ythan Challenge has a history of giving the proceeds of each year’s race to local causes and it’s fantastic £11,000 is being shared among [these] groups.
“The event wouldn’t be the success it is without the help of our volunteers from a number of these groups.”
Councillor Gillian Owen, who represents Ellon, welcomed the cash boost for the gro