Highlands & Islands

Nairn to Ballachulish race seeks entries

Coast to Coast Adventure challengers
Image caption Entrants will have to cycle, run and kayak on various stages of the race

Entries have been sought for a new two-day challenge in which those taking part must run, cycle and kayak 109 miles across the Highlands.

The Nokia Coast to Coast takes competitors from Nairn in the east to Ballachulish in the west of Scotland.

It is open to individuals and pairs of racers.

The event, which takes place on 18 and 19 September, will feature stages around Loch Ness and Ben Nevis.

Double Olympic gold medal rower James Cracknell has reviewed the route on the organisers' behalf.

He said: "The natural assets of the region, coupled with its fascinating human history and varied terrain, make for a truly evocative landscape and the perfect multi-sport challenge."

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