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The Platinum Jubilee Great Wilderness Challenge 2022

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Saturday 13th August 2022

Entries Open
Friday 11th February 2022
Entries Close
Thursday 11th August 2022
Entries so Far
379 Participants
Waiting List Entries
2 Participants
Entry Fees

£22.50 - 25 mile routes    
£18.00 - all other routes   
£10.00 - 12 to 17 year olds
Under 12s are Free of Charge - must be accompanied by a named adult who is responsible for their safety.

Virtual Challenge
Adult £15 / 12-17 £10 / U12 free

Entries Secretary - Pat Ross
01445 731516

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Every year, the picturesque Scottish Highland villages of Poolewe and Aultbea, along with the surrounding country estates, play host to one of Scotland's most gruelling endurance sporting events for charity. The Great Wilderness Challenge more than aptly lives up to its name. 

This year we are proud to have been invited to rebrand our event to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.  We are delighted to be part of this momentous occasion and are also pleased to be returning the event to Poolewe after a 2 year absence.

It features a variety of walks and runs in the Fisherfield-Letterewe area of Wester Ross, an iconic area with arguably the most dramatic mountain scenery in Scotland. It is a friendly event renowned for its hospitality, camaraderie and inclusivity, enjoyed by around 500-600 participants each year. In addition to the routes already mentioned there are also two short low-level walks which cater for walkers with limited mobility.  Primarily a charity fund raising event the GWC has raised over £4.2 million for Healthcare charities since inception in 1986.

HARD as you want – or EASY as you want! - the inclusive nature of our event means there is something to suit every taste or range of fitness and ability. From the arduous 25 mile route from Dundonnell to Poolewe for the insanely fit, to the less challenging but equally scenic 13 mile,  7 mile  and 10k routes, to the low level limited mobility walks, the choice abounds.

Entry Fee Includes

  • Refreshments en route and on return to Poolewe Hall after completion of the event
  • Finishers Medal
  • Complimentary T-shirt

Routes available:

25 Mile Walk or Run Dundonnell to Poolewe

13 Mile Linear Walk or Run Aultbea to Poolewe

13 Mile Circular Walk Poolewe

7 Mile Circular Walk Poolewe

10k Run Poolewe

2.8 Limited Mobility Walk Poolewe

1.4 mile Limited Mobility Walk Poolewe

Please note : The 13 mile linear run and the 25 mile run are restricted to over 18s.       The 10k run is restricted to over 16s.

Under 12s must be accompanied by a named adult who is responsible for their safety.

Entry fees are non refundable. 

In the event of cancellation entry fees will be donated to our nominated charities.

All sponsorship raised by participants will be split between our nominated charities.  We regret we are unable to allow participants to raise money for any other charities of their own choice. We are a registered charity and all sponsorship must be paid directly to us NOT to the charities we support.

VIRTUAL OPTION: Following on from the huge success of last year’s virtual GWC we are also pleased to offer the opportunity to take part in a 'virtual' version this year, giving participants the flexibility to take on their own personal challenge - any distance, any where, any form of exercise and at your own pace - all at a time of your own choosing. Entry to this event is £15 per adult, £10 for 12 -17 year olds, Children under 12 free of charge.  Entry fee includes complimentary t-shirt and finishers medal which will be sent out on receipt of proof of event completion.

Full details of all events and options are available on our website.

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