2024 Poolewe Challenge


Saturday 17th August 2024


You can dowload the 2024 Event information Leaflet here.  The leaflet provides information on registration, routes and more for all distances on August 17th 2024.

Register Online


Poolewe Hall GR 859809
Registration, toilets/showers, food, prizegiving


  • 25 miles Dundonnell to Poolewe (walking or running)

  • 13 miles Aultbea to Poolewe (walking or running)

  • 13 miles Circular from Poolewe (walking only)

  • 7 miles Circular from Poolewe (walking only) 

  • 10K Run Poolewe

Limited Mobility Routes :-   

  •  2.8 miles Poolewe – Inveran return (walking only) 

  •  1.4 miles Inveran - Poolewe (walking only)


The 25 miler is a strenuous route in amazing surroundings, requiring serious fitness preparation. The 13 and 7 milers and the 10k  though less arduous, equally capture the wilderness atmosphere, and are suitable for most levels of fitness and ability.

The Limited Mobility routes are suitable for anyone who has mobility problems or a disability which prohibits them for taking part in the longer events.

Entrants may take part along with a carer if required.  In addition to the normal safety cover in place we  have manual wheelchairs available for use in an emergency and additional marshals along the route to assist as required. 

Please contact us if you require any additional information as to the suitability of these routes.

Whichever option you choose we hope the Challenge will be a wonderful experience for you and ultimately a rewarding one for our chosen charities.


Detailed maps of all routes are available on this website and will also be available on the day at registration.  We also recommend Ordnance Survey Landrager 1:50000 Sheet 19 Gairloch and Ullapool map which encompasses all the routes and includes much additional information besides.




**25 Mile Walkers Please Note – Cut off time is 5pm at Kernsary.  This allows an approx time of 9 and a half hours to complete the whole route.  If you feel unable to complete in this time please consider entering one of the smaller events.  Anyone not at Kernsary by 5pm will be offered transport back to Poolewe or the option to continue at their own risk.  No responsibility can be taken by the organisers for entrants who decide to continue on their own.


Medals, fluids, First Aid. Free massage available.
Hot and cold food served in Hall from midday until close of event for all entrants and marshals.


Adults - 25 Mile Dundonnell to Poolewe walk/run: £25.00

Children 12-17 yrs - 25 Mile walk: £12.50

Adults -  All other routes: £20.00

Children 12-17 yrs - all routes: £10.00

Under 12 yrs *  Free

* Children under 12 yrs must be accompanied by a named adult who is responsible for them at all times.  No liability can be accepted by the GWC for their safety.

Pre- entry only – strictly no entry on the day

Full entry details here

Please note entry fees are non refundable.  In the event of cancellation your entry fee will be donated to our nominated charities.


All runners in both races must be aged minimum 18 years on the day of the event. No exceptions can be made - we are affiliated to Scottish Athletics and must abide by their rules


Each GWC entrant submitting the entry form pledges to raise sponsorship. Our target is a moderate minimum of £100 per person. The average sum raised by participants in recent years has exceeded £300 per person.

The GWC is a registered Charity which means we are able to claim Gift Aid on all eligible donations.  Please help us to increase our fundraising total by asking all of your sponsors to sign the Gift Aid declaration where appropriate.

All sponsorship raised by participants will be split between our nominated charities.  We regret we are unable to allow participants to raise money for any other charities of their own choice.

Online fundraising pages will be set up on Enthuse as part of your registration process.

In addition Sponsorship Forms are available to download from our website.

We appreciate that in the current economic climate raising sponsorship is difficult however as we are primarily a fundraising event please be aware that places in subsequent years will be offered firstly to those who have met or exceeded the fundraising target.


By submitting an entry form each entrant agrees to our Rules of Entry


Marshals and First Aid at each checkpoint; Dundonnell Mountain Rescue; Emergency Helicopter on location throughout; Event Doctor on call.


All walkers must carry wind/waterproof cagoule and over trousers, spare sweater, suitable footwear for rough terrain, emergency food, first aid kit.

All runners must carry wind/waterproof full body protection as specified in SAF rules. Full details in event newsletter.

Spot kit checks may be carried out at Poolewe and Corrie Hallie.  Entrants inadequately equipped will be refused entry


We are aware that even with the best laid plans things the unexpected can happen.

Please contact us and we  will amend your entry accordingly.

Please note entry fees are non refundable.  In the event of cancellation your entry fee will be donated to our nominated charities.

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