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Best year yet for Outfit Moray's 100km Cairngorm to Coast charity challenge

By Lorna Thompson

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LOSSIEMOUTH-BASED Outfit Moray’s annual 100km hike and bike challenge, Cairngorm to Coast, has raised more than £10,400 for the outdoor learning and adventure charity.

After 15 months of delay, the charity's gruelling duathlon finally took place on August 28.

It was the most successful so far in the event’s six-year history.

Karen Cox, Outfit Moray’s fundraiser, said: "We are blown away by how successful this year’s event has been.

"We had 64 people taking part on the day, which is the busiest year yet, and it was great to see all their smiling faces on the day.

"We couldn’t run the event without the incredible support from our sponsors, Fred. Olsen Renewables, who also took part this year and were there to hand out medals to our 100km finishers at Windswept Brewing.

"We are also hugely grateful to our partners, Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental Elgin and Stagecoach, plus MacAli Group and Firth Hotel whose support means we are able to maximise the fundraising potential of Cairngorm to Coast."

Some of the 64 participants in this year's Cairngorm to Coast challenge for Outfit Moray.
Some of the 64 participants in this year's Cairngorm to Coast challenge for Outfit Moray.

Kirsty Leiper, of Fred. Olsen Renewables, said: "We really admire the work undertaken by Outfit Moray and the effort that the team make every year to ensure that the Cairngorm to Coast is an outstanding success.

"We had a fantastic time taking part in the event and hope that everyone had fun helping to support this worthwhile cause.

"Since 2019, Fred. Olsen Renewables has been the main funder of the Cairngorm to Coast and we have committed to supporting again in 2022.

"We hope that our continued funding helps them to continue to deliver life-changing outdoor learning and adventure programmes for vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across Moray."

Once again, the event’s 100km entry finished at Windswept Brewing’s Tap Room, in Lossiemouth, where happy participants were able to enjoy their celebratory free bottle of Lighthouse, donated by Windswept Brewing.

Marketing manager Tara Schwelm said: "It was great to host the finish line for Cairngorm to Coast with Outfit Moray once again and a massive well done to everyone who took part and all of the volunteers who gave their time and enthusiasm.

"By supporting Outfit Moray, we are keen to help continue the charity’s outstanding work and give opportunities to others to benefit from their own outdoor adventure."

Entry for the 2022 event, on May 28, is now open at www.outfitmoray.com/c2c.

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