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Glencoe Marathon awaits toughest runners

Glencoe Marathon awaits toughest runners

The Highlands of Scotland are calling on some of the UK’s most ambitious runners to compete in one of the toughest marathons in the UK and Stripe was on hand to launch the event with the country’s original adventure challenge company WildFox Events.

The first ever Glencoe Marathon takes place on Sunday 7 October and will see a hardy band of 100 brave trailblazers set-off from Glencoe on a 26-mile dash up over the fearsome Devil’s Staircase and the eastern end of the Aonach Eagach Ridge to the foothills of Britain’s highest mountains in Glen Nevis.

For the launch, Stripe enlisted the help of top adventure runner Bruce Duncan who set a blistering time of four hours 19 minutes and 28 seconds for the competitors to chase in seven months time.

As well as providing the test for trail runners, the Glencoe Marathon will raise money for Project Northern Lights, an innovative youth development initiative that helps give disadvantaged young people in Scotland the chance to build their confidence and employable skills through taking part in adventure activities.