Challenge is issued for Cairngorm to Coast 2017

Supporters are rallying around another Cairgngorm to Coast event.
Supporters are rallying around another Cairngorm to Coast event.

ONE OF THE toughest challenges on the Moray sporting calendar is set for a third year in 2017 – and those thinking of taking part are being encouraged to enter before the end of this month.

The Cairngorm to Coast 100km hiking and bike challenge has proven to be a winner with local athletes – and has also been a sure winner for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund in Moray.

Chair of Team RAFBF Lossiemouth, Karen Cox, told insideMoray: “We have been working away almost since the last competitor crossed the line in the 2016 event – to the point where we are now ready to accept entries for 2017.

“And as a sweetener for those who get their entries in by December 29 one of our sponsors, Windswept Brewing, is offering entry into a prize draw for a keg of their Wolf beer and two glasses to early entrants.”

Cairngorm to Coast involves a challenge through some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland, following the Dava Way on a route from the Highlands into Moray with the finishing line at RAF Lossiemouth.

“We learned a great deal about organising an event of this magnitude in the first year, then this year we built on that – with the result that many more crossed the finishing line,” Karen said, adding: “We hope and expect that many more will do so in 2017 and look forward to a record entry for the event.”

Registration forms are available online while more information on Cairngorm to Coast can be found on the event Facebook page.