This June a charity fundraiser will attempt to run one of the UK's toughest ultra marathons, the 96-mile West Highland Way Race, dressed as ‘The Ultra Amazing Spider-Man’. Ross Lawrie will run the race in aid of CHAS (Children’s Hospice Association Scotland).
Spider-Man Takes On 96 Mile Ultra
Ross said: “In the past, supporting CHAS, Make A Wish Foundation, SAMH and many other charities, has seen me running, biking, kayaking and making personal appearances as Spider-Man or Star Wars characters. My time and effort into fundraising has diminished a little over the past couple of years, as my love of ultra running has taken precedence. The people who know me will know that I’m not your average 'Idiot running in a gorilla suit, just for the laughs' but am a passionate supporter of something that I hold close to my heart and that it was only a matter of time, until I brought my passion of comics into the ultra running community.
"Having made numerous charitable appearances as The Amazing Spider-Man in the past, it only seemed right to bring the two together. As we all know - with great powers comes great responsibility!"
Traditionally held on one of the weekends closest to midsummer to take advantage of the long daylight hours, this year’s race will take place on 20 June. The trail starts at Milngavie, just north of Glasgow and winds its way up along the eastern shores of Loch Lomond, through Glen Falloch, past Crianlarich to the Highland junction village of Tyndrum (52 miles). Continuing between the Highland mountains, the trail crosses Rannoch Moor to reach Glencoe (approximately 70 miles) before climbing over the Devil's Staircase, the highest point of the route before dropping down to the village of Kinlochleven (78miles) at sea level. The final haul goes through the remote Lharig Mor before reaching Glen Nevis, bringing you to the trail end at Fort William.
To donate to Ross’s cause, visit his Just Giving page.