Glen Challenge

The Glen Challenge is a great opportunity to enjoy a walk, run or cycle through the beauty and tranquillity of Glen Urquhart towards Loch Ness – click here for a 3D aerial view of the cycle route.


The Route

  • Run / Walk Route – please note that the route was cycled so the speed should not be used as a guide as to how long it will take you to walk or run
    **UPDATE: – due to ongoing forestry works there is a route diversion for runners & walkers – this will be marshalled on the day, so please follow instructions at the start briefing and on the route**
  • Cycle Route

To help walkers and runners get to the start at Corrimony, a minibus will leave Glen Urquhart High School car park at 08:30 for walkers and 09:30 for runners. This is a free bus, but you need to book your seat by completing the section on the entry form.

The route follows quiet tracks, through farms and forests on the south side of Glen Urquhart with beautiful views of the homesteads on the north side which are not visible from the main road. It is steeped in ancient history from the time the Norse warrior Monie was defeated in a battle near Craigmonie and escaped along this very route to Corrimony where his fate was ultimately sealed. His spirit lives on in our midst in the locations in the Glen which bear his name.

As you approach the finish in the Games Field , you will be encouraged and welcomed by the sound of the pipes as you complete one lap of the Games Field and everyone will receive a medal when they cross the finishing line.

The entire route is marshalled with a water stop and check points.  Our support team will follow behind the last participant and will provide plenty of encouragement and help to everyone, and if you really can’t make it to the finish our crew will drive you the Games Field where you can enjoy the rest of the day.


  • Commemorative Medal for all finishers
  • Peter English Memorial Trophy awarded to the first runner in the Glen Challenge
  • 10 Glens Glen Challenge Shield awarded to the first cyclist in the Glen Challenge Cycle
  • Ian McWhirr Glen Challenge Trophy awarded to the first lady cyclist in the Glen Challenge Cycle

Glen Challenges – Entry Form

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  • Start from Corrimony Bridge – Walkers  9.30am Cyclists 10.45am Runners 11am
  • Registration from 9am at Corrimony Farm (follow the signs from Corrimony Chambered Cairn, Corrimony, Glenurquhart, IV63 6TW)
  • All runners and cyclists to be aged 17 years old and over.
  • All cyclists must wear a helmet
  • Walkers between 12 and 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • It is advisable for all participants to do some training prior to the event.
  • The events start at Corrimony and finish at the Games Field in Drumnadrochit.
  • All participants please dress according to weather conditions.
  • Sorry absolutely no dogs allowed

ENTRY FEE £6 (walkers); £12 (cyclists & runners)