Cairngorm to Coast
Cairngorm to Coast (aka C2C) is a 100km hike and bike challenge that takes place against the backdrop of the magnificent Cairngorm National Park and along the beautiful scenery of the Dava Way. Taking you from the heights of the Highlands to the coast of Moray, it’s the area’s most stunning event and is run voluntarily by Karen Cox, Pauline Evans and Mel Waters to raise funds for Outfit Moray.
mad brave enough to take on Cairngorm to Coast?
Already know enough about Cairngorm to Coast and are ready to sign up? Head here to enter.
If you don’t want to take on the challenge of C2C, but would like to be involved as a volunteer, please complete our volunteer form and Karen will be in touch with you.
About Cairngorm to Coast
The challenge is held in May each year and begins at Cairngorm Ski Centre carpark when entrants hike down towards the Sugar Bowl, through Glenmore Forest to Glenmore Lodge, on towards Nethy Forest and Lyngarry towards Nethy Bridge, where they join the Speyside Way to the Force Development Training Centre in Grantown-on-Spey. There, the hikers will hang up their muddy boots, whilst the hike & bike participants will change into their cycling gear and head on to the Dava Way, which will take them all the way to Forres, after which they will join a local SUSTRANS route to Lossiemouth, 70km later.
Do not be fooled; this is a gruelling challenge and requires plenty of training and preparation, but it is achievable! Cairngorm to Coast is not a race, it’s an endurance challenge. Good weather isn’t always guaranteed, which only adds to the excitement of the challenge (just ask C2C’17’s entrants) and with a changeable local climate you could be starting the hike in the snow and finishing in t-shirt and shorts.
Date, fees & sponsorship:
Cairngorm to Coast 2018 takes place on Saturday 19th
Hike & bike – £65. Minimum sponsorship £150
Hike only – £55. Minimum sponsorship £70
How to enter:
If you have any questions, please have a look through our FAQs, or if you have heard all you need to know, complete your entry and payment form here. Once we have received your payment, you will be sent your full registration form and medical questionnaire and those completed forms will generate your race number.
What happens next:
Entrants will receive an information pack through the post which will contain their race number and training advice for the lead up to the event. There will be a pasta party the night before when the bikers will drop their bikes off with Outfit Moray before receiving their event t-shirts and a goody bag, which contains a bottle of delicious Windswept Brewing Co beer, because we all know it’s best when you’ve earned it!
To keep up with the information on each year’s event, you can visit our Facebook page or join in the chatter in the Facebook group and we are also on Twitter. Why not have a peek through the photos from previous years and see if you think you are up to the challenge!