Great Glen Challenge
Sign up for one of our two entry options
Gold Route - 32 Miles
Fundraising option: Pay a £60 registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £325
Full payment option: pay £140 to cover costs and raise as much as you can
Silver Route - 21 Miles
Fundraising option: Pay a £45 registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £200
Full payment option: pay £110 to cover costs and raise as much as you can
Bronze Route - 14 Miles
Fundraising option: Pay a £35 registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100
Full payment option: pay £90 to cover costs and raise as much as you can
Choose from a 14, 21 or 32 mile walk or run along the stunning forests, moorlands and hills of the Great Glen Way, with incredible views of Loch Ness.
All participants will receive:
- 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor
- transport to the start line from Inverness
- transport from the finish line back to the post-event reception (Bronze and Silver route only)
- chip timing
- support on the course, including first aid
- checkpoints with refreshments, including a stop for lunch
- finish venue with showers, changing facilities and hot food
- breathable Parkinson's UK t-shirt
- bespoke medal
- Participants must be aged 16 or above
- U18s cannot take part unaccompanied, and must walk or run with an adult
- Pets/pushchairs are not allowed on any courses
Looking for accommodation?
If you're travelling from further afield, why not book a room at the University of the Highlands and Islands? At only £69 per night, it's the perfect base for your challenge. Or, we can also recommend Visit Inverness Loch Ness for a great choice of accommodation options, including self catering.
Parkinson’s UK manages your booking, administration and sponsorship money.
Course routes, safety and logistics are planned and managed in collaboration with True Grit Events who draw on many years of experience planning and delivering a variety of outdoor events.
The Great Glen Challenge is designed to be a challenge for walkers and runners, but achievable in the 12-hour time limit. A training plan is provided when you sign up, but we recommend that you seek advice from your GP before embarking on a new exercise programme.
On the day
You will be unable to sign up on the day. Registration will close at 23:59 on Monday 24 June 2019. We will be unable to process registrations after this date.
The Great Glen Challenge will start at approximately 7am, with participants leaving in waves.
Upon completing the challenge, there will be showering and changing facilities available at the Gold Finish Line as well as hot food for all participants.
Shuttle buses will be available to transport participants to the start from Inverness, and from the Bronze and Silver finish lines to Inverness.
There will be regular rest stops along the course with food and drink for participants, including a lunch stop at Drumnadrochit.
Hot food and drinks will be available for all participants at the Gold finish in Inverness.
Professional medical cover is provided at the Start and Finish areas and on the course. Please give way to any emergency vehicles that require access to the course.
Do not take part if you feel unwell before the event. The organisers reserve the right to prevent participation on the day on medical grounds. If you feel unwell during the Great Glen Challenge, let the nearest marshal know and they will call for medical assistance.
Support from Parkinson's UK
We provide you with sponsorship forms and regular email newsletters containing lots of useful fundraising and training tips. We can also provide fundraising materials such as collection tins, banners and posters on request.
Your event pack containing all on the day information and breathable Parkinson's UK T-shirt will be sent out two weeks before the challenge.
If you have any other questions please contact the Events team on 020 7932 1314 or [email protected].
If you have any questions about this challenge, please contact our Events team on 020 7963 9305 or at [email protected]
All photos credited to @edsmothphoto