Gearing up for Mountain to Coast event in May

Volunteers sought for Cairngorm to Coast
Volunteers sought for Cairngorm to Coast

MORAY IS JUST over a month away from one of the most gruelling and yet satisfying challenges facing adventure seekers and all-round athletes this summer.

The Cairngorm to Coast Challenge, organised by Outfit Moray, Bike Revolution and Team RAFBF Lossiemouth, will see participants take on a journey of distances between 30km and 100km from Cairngorms to RAF Lossiemouth.

Dozens have already been in training for the challenge for months, while more are expected to sign up ahead of the challenge’s entry closing date on 22nd April and full registration cut off on 29th April.

Last year, the inaugural Cairngorm to Coast raised £5000 for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund – this year organisers are hoping to at least match that achievement, with support from their sponsors Thales UK, Windswept Brewing, Arnold Clark and Dallas Designs.

Above all else however, it is about the challenge – and another challenge facing the organisers is to ensure the safety of all taking part, as well as the massive support effort required to make sure everyone enjoys taking part.

Team RAFBF Lossiemouth spokeswoman for the event is Karen Cox, who said: “To ensure an event of this type, which takes place over such a long distances, goes smoothly takes an astonishing effort from a support team that will look after the safety and needs of everyone taking part.

“From marshals to promoters, bakers to drivers, safety officers to route guides – we need as many people as possible to come forward and help us. Training sessions for volunteers will be provided where required and there will be a full briefing for all volunteers at the end of April – so if you can give up some of your time to help in a very worthy cause, we would really like to hear from you.”

Cairngorm to Coast takes place on Sunday, May 28 – for more information on the event and to volunteer your services please visit the Facebook Page or head to RAFBF Lossiemouth Volunteering Page.