The RBS Caledonian Challenge

The RBS Caledonian Challenge offers you ‘The Walk of Your Life’. The challenge is for your team of four people to complete 54 miles within 24 hours, whilst raising funds to help strengthen local communities.

Your epic journey will take you through some of the UK’s most remote, rugged and stunningly beautiful landscapes. In just one day, you will experience the majestic views of Ben Nevis – the UK’s highest mountain, the splendour of Glencoe, the wilds of Rannoch Moor and the scenic Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park.

The RBS Caledonian Challenge was founded in 1996. Since then, more than 12,000 people have successfully taken part and raised over £8 million to support the work of the Scottish Community Foundation. This is your chance to participate in Scotland’s premier outdoor team ultra-challenge in aid of charity. So what does the Challenge offer to you and your team-mates?

A satisfying physical endeavour

54 miles in 24 hours is tough. It is more than two full marathons back-to-back and the equivalant of approximately two ascents of Ben Nevis – all without sleep. It is tough. But it is achievable.

People from all walks of life and of all shapes and sizes take part. Just about anyone with the right training and preparation, a good team and a positive attitude can successfully complete the course. And we will support you every step of the way.

Find out more about the about taking part in the RBS Caledonian Challenge and completing 54 Miles in 24 Hours.

A fun team exercise

This is not a relay. Your team of at least four adults will start together and stick together throughout the course. For the best results, you will also train and fundraise together too.

A Support Crew is essential for providing practical assistance and encouragement at the event and every team is backed by a network of supporters, so there is a role for everyone. Whether you take part as a group of friends or workmates, by collaborating for a few months towards a common goal you will bond with your team mates and share an amazing experience together, whilst sharing some laughs along the way too.

Find out more about the Teamwork required to take on the Challenge.

An invaluable service to others

An integral part of the Challenge is to raise a significant amount of funds to strengthen the communities close to the course and throughout Scotland. This provides a meaningful purpose to your endeavours and gives you an opportunity to help enhance the quality of life of thousands of people in some of the UK’s most remote communities and disadvantaged neighbourhoods.100% of the funds you raise will support the valuable work of the Scottish Community Foundation. You and your team mates can also choose to support an aspect of the Foundation’s work which is closet to your hearts.

Find out more about Fundraising for the Scottish Community Foundation.