More than 2,000 runners took part in the Banchory Beast Race at the weekend.
The epic 10K obstacle course raised money for the event’s official charity Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, with initial counts putting the total at £20,000.
The money will help people across the country live life to the full after a chest, heart or stroke condition.
Paul Corrigan, north and north-east fundraising manager for the charity, said: “This weekend’s Beast Race was the best yet. To see so many people getting muddy, braving all sorts of messy obstacles and supporting a good cause was inspirational.
“They didn’t just beat the Beast, they’re helping beat loneliness and the fear that people feel when they go through a chest, heart or stroke condition.
“Each runner is helping provide support in people’s homes and in the community to help people live life to the full.
“We can’t wait to do it all again next year.”
Participants had to climb a wall of chest height bales, battle through an ice cold jet blast and cross a swamp during the race. The finale involved a massive launch pad throwing runners horizontally off a water slide.
The tough terrain tested the ability of runners, with the fast completion time being 50 minutes.
MSPs Liam Kerr and Brian Whittle also ran and raised money for the charity event.