DRYMEN will be buzzing at 7am on Saturday (20 June) morning when more than 400 adventurers set off on a 55-mile walk/run and cycle from the village.
They’ll be taking part in the 10th annual Rob Roy Challenge which has raised a staggering £2.7 million for charities since its launch in 2006 is an exhilarating hike and bike challenge through Scotland’s countryside. The race ends in Kenmore where the event will be topped off with a memorable night of food, dancing and celebrations.
When speaking of her favourite part of the experience, past participant Alexandra Scott from Edinburgh says: “I can’t choose, I loved the whole event! The route was spectacular, the weather perfect, the hospitality and support was great and the party at Kenmore had us dancing till midnight – even after 55 miles!”
Dunbartonshire-based professional swimmer Ross Murdoch will be on hand to award all participants with their medals at the finish line and has championed the race this year. “I’m delighted to be supporting the Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge on their tenth year anniversary,” says Ross.
“This year at the Commonwealth Games when I won my gold medal, it was an incredible experience and a dream come true. And I want to support everyone else who’s participating in this challenge to achieve their own goals and pushing themselves as far as they can go. I want to wish everyone the best and I’ll see you on the finish line on 20 June. Good luck and go for it!”
Events manager for Barnardo’s Scotland Kara Gillies adds: “The Rob Roy Challenge always proves to be a great event with an amazing atmosphere – and this year, its tenth anniversary, is shaping up to certainly live up to that! The best of luck to all the participants taking this challenge on and raising thousands of pounds for great causes. We’re all very excited for the day and, with a team of great volunteers, we’ll be there to encourage them on!”