When London won the 2012 Olympic bid two of the UK's leading adventure race organisers, Nick Gracie and James Thurlow had the idea of creating a large expedition style Adventure Race in the UK to take place after the Olympics. 'The whole of the UK will be glued to the Olympics in the summer of 2012 and we want to give all those adventure athletes and adventure enthusiasts out there an athletic goal of their own for 2012.
The teams will be racing over five days in August 2012.
With a distance of 500km for the full event it will be a big challenge to all the top teams, but one that should be achievable for all. With shortcuts available (approx 250km) for the novice or slower teams we hope everyone will enjoy the drama and excitement to be found in Scotland.
Good navigation is essential for the race, and you will be provided with detailed maps to follow. The race will include fell running, mountain biking, canoeing, orienteering and a few surprises taking you to those hidden gems.
Attitude is everything, so be prepared for the unexpected.