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.”