Blog : Caledonian 100

Over 7 million steps in 36 hours in the first Caledonian 100

Over 7 million steps in 36 hours in the first Caledonian 100

This weekend, Stripe were supporting the inaugural Caledonian 100 which took place in the Cairngorms National Park and saw over 100 Participants take part an epic 100km trek through the night to raise funds for the Scottish Community Foundation and help support some of the UK’s most isolated communities.

Twenty-one teams from across the UK burned almost one million calories, as they crossed some of the most physically challenging landscapes in Scotland with goals of 50, 75, 100 km in 24 to 36 hours.

The event is organised by SCF (Events) Ltd who also run the highly successful Caledonian Challenge, now into its fifteenth year. Thanks to the generosity of a number of private and other landowners including the RSPB and National Trust for Scotland, the route included privileged access to places offering spectacular views of the Cairngorm Mountains, the precious environment of Abernethy Estate, the tranquillity of Loch Builg, majestic views across the Balmoral Estate to Mt Lochnagar and the autumnal beauty of Royal Deeside.

Fundraisers complete the ‘Walk of their Life’

Fundraisers complete the ‘Walk of their Life’

Stripe Communications this weekend, worked with The Scottish Community Foundation, to drive awareness of the achievements and fundraising efforts of participants in the Tennents Caledonian Challenge 2010.

Over 1,000 participants, supporters and volunteers took on the huge physical endeavour of completing 54 miles from Gairlochy through the Great Glen and West Highland Way to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park in just 24 hours, whilst raising funds for some of Scotland’s most isolated communities.

This is the fourteenth Caledonian Challenge and since its inception in 1997, tens of thousands of people have raised more than £10million for local projects throughout Scotland. All the funds that Participants raise will go to the Scottish Communities Foundation to distribute as grants to help enhance the lives of thousands of people in Scotland through much-needed local community based services and projects.

Following the weekend, Stripe are now working with the Scottish Community Foundation to generate entries to The Caledonian 100 – an exciting new team event taking place in the Cairngorms National Park during 2-3 October 2010 (https://www.caledonian100.com).