Adventure runners are preparing to take part in Rat Race Adventure's 3rd annual Scotland Coast to Coast event this weekend (15 - 16 September). The race sees competitors run, cycle and kayak from the northeast point of Nairn across to Glen Coe on the west coast of Scotland
Taking a total of two days and covering a distance of 100 miles (more than 26.2 of which are on foot), the race isn't for the faint hearted. Though demanding, it is also one of the most compelling events in Scotland, offering stunning views of some of the country's most iconic landscapes including Loch Ness, the Great Glen, Ben Nevis and Glen Coe.
The course begins with a 7-mile trek from Nairn, followed by a 48-mile cycle to Fort Augustus for an overnight stay. The next day, competitors will take on a 33-cycle to Fort William, a 14-mile trail run and end with a one mile water kayak as the athletes reach Loch Leven.
Rat Race Adventure says of the event: "This is a challenge open to all adventurers. Some will come to win; some purely to finish; many just to take part. All will leave having enjoyed being active with friends in this spectacular setting. Scotland Coast to Coast is a truly defining journey through the mystery and lore of this ancient landscape. The challenge is set. Can you cross Scotland in a weekend?"
For more information visit the event website.