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Scotland Weekend Challenge

Run 23km

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Scotland: home to epic sunrises, hillside treks through the mist, whisky campfires and muddy boots. Take on bonnie Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park in our exhilarating Canoe-Run-Trek challenge and return home more pumped up than yer bagpipes.

Review summary

5
1 Review
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  • Atmosphere

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Ben J
"A brilliant weekend of push boundaries, meeting great people, learning new..."
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How to enter the Scotland Weekend Challenge

  1. The Challenge

    Run 23km
    £449–£1,976
    Event passed

Scotland Weekend Challenge route

Stage 1: run / hike 4 km to Loch LomondnStage 2: 1.2 km kayak / canoe Loch LomondnStage 3: 12km hike of Ben LomondnStage 4: 1.2 km kayak / canoe Loch LomondnStage 5: run / hike 4km back to camping: All IGO Weekend Challenge routes are designed so that the distance, the elevation gain and the disciplines ensure that the quickest IGOer would finish in around 4 hours and the seasonal hiker pace would finish in around 7- 8 hours.

Event Details

What’s Included

Included:

  • Return transfers from Glasgow Airport or Glasgow train station
  • 2 nights accommodation in bell tents (based on 4 sharing) including memory foam mattresses
  • Full board. Locally sourced, organic food from Friday lunchtime to Sunday breakfast inclusive
  • Wilderness skills and bushcraft workshop
  • Event-specific training plan
  • Fully signposted & supported route
  • Medical and physio support
  • Timing tracker (Competitors)
  • Walking guide & sweeper as backstop
  • Photography
  • Activities in camp
  • Canoes for Completers in the Challenge
  • Kayaks for Competitors in the Challenge
  • Traditional music & entertainment
  • Celebratory beer at the finish line on Saturday
  • Technical t-shirt and welcome pack
  • Finishers medal and wristband
FAQs

WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A CANOE?

You don’t need to worry about this – we will give you a lesson before you go out. They are very stable boats and we won’t let you go out if the conditions aren’t suitable.

WHAT DOES CAMP LOOK LIKE?

The tents are comfortable bell tents which provide shelter for sleeping in camp and each one comfortably fits 4 people. Unless you come as a group of 4 and take over one tent, individuals are split up into single-sex tents at random. They are each equipped with a mattress, rug and storm lanterns. The communal areas consist of 2 large tents for food, yoga and other activities or talks weather depending as well as the stand-alone IGO physio and sports massage tent. There will be 1 or more campfires with bales of straw for seats that create the focal point of camp.

WHAT ARE THE SHOWERS AND LOOS LIKE?

There are portaloos a short walk from the main camp area. We position the location of camp to be as wild as possible which makes it difficult to bring showers into camp but we are always near natural washing facilities eg: A burn, a loch, a lake, a river – you get the idea.

 

Scotland Weekend Challenge weather forecast

Light rain throughout the day.

15°C
Predicted highs
9°C
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Scotland Weekend Challenge reviews

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the The Challenge in 2018

    A brilliant weekend of push boundaries, meeting great people, learning new skills and all organised superbly!