28th August 2019
Abracs are taking on the Rat Race!
THE BIG ONE!! The Rat Race Coast to Coast adventure, taking the Abracs team though the breathtaking and challenging scenery the Scottish Highlands have to offer.
Over two days, seven of the team will be running, cycling and kayaking the 105 mile route from Nairn in Northern Scotland, past the historic Cawdor Castle, the legendary Loch Ness, the mountainous Glen Nevis and to the Isle of Glen Coe. The unforgiving Highland terrain and weather ensures this will be our toughest challenge yet, raising money for Cancer Research UK.
The Rat Race begins with a 7 mile run from the start line to Cawdor Castle, where we will swap our running attire for some padded shorts and lycra as we set of on the gruelling 48 mile road bike into the Highlands passing by Lock Ness. A quick 500m run to the edge of the loch where a half mile kayak to Fort Augustus will ease the stress from our legs to complete the first day. We head into Day 2 back on the bikes for a 21 mile off road cycle to The Great Glen where the terrain will smooth back out to tarmac for another 13.5 miles. A quick pit stop to refuel and get back into our running shoes we head off on a 14 mile trail run towards Loch Leven where we will be greeted by a 1 mile kayak into the finish line.
Although the terrain the team will endure over the two days is harsh, it is incomparable to struggles of cancer victims and their families worldwide. From 2014-2016 in the UK alone there were 363,484 new cases of cancer, with 163,444 deaths. Cancer Research UK have been working to beat cancer for more than 100 years, and their research is helping to improve the lives of those suffering. Due to their fantastic efforts the survival rate has doubled in the last 40 years, and with every donation we can contribute to seeing this rate increase. Every little really does support Cancer Research UK in their ongoing investment into helping those in need
Be sure to check back in a few weeks to see how the team got on, and please click the link below to donate, we appreciate and value every contribution we receive.
Wish us luck!