Cairngorm Challenge

Maximillion were commissioned to design a challenge event that would raise much needed funds for Barnardo’s Scotland.  The first event was delivered in 2007 and continued annually for six consecutive years to 2012.  The event evolved in its first year from a single route 50k hike and bike to provide a choice of routes including the Gold 100k challenge!

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Cairngorm National Park
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Cairngorm Challenge – a challenge event to raise funds for Barnardo’s Scotland.

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Challenge Summary

The Cairngorm Challenge provided a figure of eight hike and bike format starting and finishing from Badaguish.  Participants selected one of three routes, the Bronze 50k, the Silver 75k or the Gold 100k.  All routes summited Cairngrom Mountain at 1245m (4084ft) before returning to the start point to transit onto the bike section.  The whole event traversed some of the most spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer with five estates accessed including Cairngorm Mountain (HEI), Glenmore Forrest (Forestry Commission) , Rothiemurchus and Abernethy Forrest (RSPB).  Participants arrived the night before for briefing and pasta party.

Key Features

  • Hike and Bike Duathlon
  • Three routes; 50k, 75k and 100k
  • Climb 4000 ft  Cairngorm Mt
  • Cycle through stunning Rothiemurchus
  • Rare event access to Abernethy reserve

Who was it for

Barnardo’s Scotland took responsibility for marketing and recruiting teams. They used their UK wide marketing resource to access their own networks and reached out to the corporate community to enter teams of four or more.  The event grew year on year and peaked at around 200 participants.

What they said

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help and support with the Cairngorm Challenge. The event was a great success and the move to Badagush proved to be a fantastic decision…thank you for your patience and constant updates to keep me on the right track”