SiEntries Options
Login / Register

Great Wilderness Virtual Challenge 2021

Event Facebook Page
Event Instagram Page
Event Twitter Feed
Event Website

Thursday 1st July to Tuesday 31st August 2021

Entries Open
Friday 19th February 2021
Entries Close
Monday 30th August 2021
Entries so Far
13 Participants
Entry Fees

All distances:
Adults - £15
Children 12-17yrs - £10
Under 12 yrs - Free of charge

Entries Secretary - Pat Ross
01445 731516

To enter you must first Log In or Register your Details with SiEntries.

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic, we have regrettably decided to cancel the traditional GWC in Poolewe this year- too dangerous for participants and the local community alike.

In order to be able to assist our charities, we have concluded that going virtual is the only viable alternative for this year. The GWC has been for over 30 years a regular source of revenue for our core charities, which all experienced a gaping hole in finances last year. This course of action means that with your help, we can continue our support to them this year.

The event is open to anyone of any age or ability - you can simply adapt the challenge to suit your own circumstances.

There will be no race times recorded this year. Results are impossible to compare unless run on the same course and on the same day. You may wish to record your time for your own personal benefit but this is not essential.

Firstly, choose your activity – you can walk, run, jog, cycle, swim – or any other form of exercise you prefer.  

Then select your distance – these are equivalent to the usual GWC distances:

  • 25 miles
  • 13 miles
  • 7 miles
  • 3 miles (limited mobility)
  • 1.5 miles (limited mobility)

You can complete your challenge anytime between 1st July and 31st August 2021 anywhere in the world, entirely at your own pace and subject to the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions and guidance at the time.

Don’t worry if you can’t manage it all in one go – just record your progress and continue as and when you can as long as you complete your target by 31st August 2021

Advise us when you have reached your goal, with an account of where and when completed and any evidence you have – fitness trackers are ideal but we can accept a written record of your activity.  We also welcome anecdotes, quotes, photos etc. (with your permission for GWC future use).

Everyone who completes the challenge will receive our event medal and completion certificate.  Event t-shirts will be sent out to everyone who raises a minimum £150 sponsorship.

Medals and certificates will be sent out on receipt of your confirmation.  T-shirts will be posted out once sponsorship received.  Final date for receipt of sponsorship 31st October 2021.

Save the date and share