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RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2019

Friday 30th August 2019


** Breaking News - RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2019 takes place for an 8th year on 30th August 2019. Watch this space for updates.  **


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Now in its 8th year, and having raised in excess of £300,000 since 2012 to help people struggling to cope in Scottish agriculture, RSABI Great Glen Challenge 2019 is launched, sponsored by full service law firm Ledingham Chalmers.

Heralding the start of fundraising for the much-anticipated event on Friday 30th  August, 25 teams are set to be rallied for this year’s Challenge at The Royal Highland Show in June, supported by a range of partners including The Scottish Farmer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Rettie & Co. and Bank of Scotland who all field teams.

Established as a unique and exciting one day team challenge for rural businesses and organisations, teams of four people will compete against each other along designated stages between Fort Augustus and Fort William, covering a continuous 46 km route in stunning, inspiring scenery. Competitors cycle, kayak, walk and run to a prize-giving reception at Neptune’s staircase at the end of the route.

RSABI’s Paul Tinson, who co-ordinates the event said:

“With continued volatility and uncertainty for farmers across the country, RSABI has experienced a surge in demand for its services in recent times, at an average cost to the charity of £500,000 each year. So it is fantastic to witness such strong continuing support for RSABI Great Glen Challenge and some new teams too, spearheading our fundraising this summer”.

 RSABI GGC launch       

Find RSABI on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @RSABI. The event is #GGC19

Donate to the event and your favourite teams at our virgin money campaign page:

You can check out some of the photos taken by The Scottish Farmer on their site or scroll down to see some of the highlights of last year's event.


 ** Watch our official 2019 video by clicking here  **

 Event activities

-     46km mountain bike
-     6km kayak
-     18km walk
-     17km run
-     Reception at the finish line

The Challenge is designed to be inclusive and all sporting abilities are welcomed.

Team Entry & Fundraising: 25 teams sort 

-     Team Entry (team of 4 people + support driver) = £550
-     Individual pledge: Each team member is asked to make a £250 pledge (£1,000/team). Rather than fundraising being the only way to achieve the pledge, we  challenge competitors to sign up new members for the RSABI Supporter Scheme too - a donation of £25 can count towards the pledge.

In 2018, 26 teams took part, with the team from Begbies Traynor eventually crowned winners. 

For more information, please call RSABI on 0300 111 4166 or email

 Who will take the title in 2019?  2018 documents remain similar for 2019, and will be replaced as updated this Spring on advice from Highland Council

 Team Information Documents for Download

Highlights from our previous Challenge events 

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