your amazing physical achievement

The goal is for you and your team-mates to complete 54 miles in 24 hours. The RBS Caledonian Challenge is more than two marathons back to back and the combined equivalent of two ascents of Ben Nevis...all without sleep! It is tough. But we promise you that it is achievable.

People from every walk of life can take part and we welcome participants at all fitness levels; from the complete novice to the most experienced hillwalkers and elite adventure racers. Just about anyone with the right training and preparation, a good team spirit and positive attitude can successfully complete the event. We will support you every step of the way.

training and Preparation

Walking is one of the healthiest forms of exercise and the Challenge provides the perfect objective for any fitness campaign.

There is a clear date by which you need to be ready to take part and you can choose your level of challenge in terms of the time you aim to take to complete the 54 miles. 

Furthermore, you will be training with friends who will help you to stick to your development plan.  Finally, since the whole endeavour aims to help others, you will have every motivation to succeed.

Don't worry, you won't have to spend every waking hour between now and June in the gym. Since the event's inception in 1996, more than 13,000 people have successfully taken part in the RBS Caledonian Challenge. From the busiest CEO to the most house-proud domestic goddess, lots of different people have managed to successfully fit enough training into their hectic schedule.

Once your team has confirmed its participation, we will provide you with training guidance to help you succeed. For now, all you need to know is that to stand a good chance of completing the event, you should set yourself a target of being able, approximately three weeks before the event,  to complete 20 miles in a day, rest overnight and do another 20 miles the next day. 

You have plenty of time to prepare for the event on spring and early summer walks but only a short time to reserve your place on the RBS Caledonian Challenge. The entry deadline is 31st March 2012 and places are strictly limited.