You can either Run, Walk or Cycle the island. Starting from the shop going first to the North End of the island then South to the South Pier and back to the shop the course is 11.2 miles. The event will be staggered with the walkers and runners setting off at 12pm and the cyclists at 2.30pm. For health and safety reasons, under-16-year-olds are not permitted to take part in the run section of the race. They are however more than welcome to join in the walk or cycle section.
The Gigha Challenge is primarily a fun, non-competitive event intended to encourage active participation, however prizes will be awarded to those entrants coming 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each of the three categories. Additional prizes may also be made at the judges’ discretion.
All other entrants will receive a goody bag on crossing the finishing line.
Additional money raised from entrance fees will go towards the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust, the body set up in 2002 to conserve, develop and manage the island on behalf of the islanders. The Trust is a charitable organisation and is responsible for a wide range of activities and attractions on the island.
The challenge provides an opportunity to raise funds for the island, and should you wish to help a sponsor form is enclosed and we would very much appreciate your efforts.
All entrants are asked to register or check-in with race organisers at the shop before and after the race.
From shop going North to the North End of the Island then South to the South Pier and back to the shop.
Please note that there will be no parking available at the shop. Please leave your cars at the hotel, behind the craft units or at the ferry car-park.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that there is as little traffic on the roads as possible during the event, there may be vehicles passing at points. Please remember this is a single-track road and keep to the left hand side when allowing vehicles to pass. Beware of the pot-holes!
Toilet facilities are available at the ferry slip, hotel and craft workshops.
There will be race marshals at various points along the route. Water and First Aid points are located at the Shop, South Pier and North End.
The ferry is a 20 minute crossing from Tayinloan to Gigha.
Departs Tayinloan: 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700 and 1800
Departs Gigha: 0830, 0930, 1030, 1130, 1230, 1430, 1530, 1630 and 1730
There is a variety of accommodation on the island, early booking advisable. (link will be put in to Accommodation page)
Craft Workshop 1, Isle of Gigha, PA41 7AA
Please contact the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust by email using the form below...