2,000 beasts run wild in Banchory for fundraiser

Beast Race, Banchory, 27th September 2014
Beast Race, Banchory, 27th September 2014

sport fundraiser

An incredible 2,000 people took part in the North-east’s Prime Four Beast Race on Sunday, September 27, which had Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as the event charity partner.

Thrill-seekers took on a very challenging off-road 10km course conquering 30 tricky obstacles and challenges along the route.

The course at Knockburn Sports Loch near Banchory offered spectacular views as participants, many in hilarious fancy dress, tested their endurance on a leg-numbing ascentup the side of the famous hill of Kerloch, before they returned to do battle with the most difficult terrain of dense forest, undergrowth, heather, bog, rough dirt tracks, gravel pits and of course into the chilly loch ... plus the 30 very challenging obstacles!

CHSS regional fundraising manager for the North-East Paul Corrigan said: “This was certainly a very tough challenge over a brilliant and beautiful route with some amazing obstacles to overcome.

“It was wonderful to see so many people take part and pushing themselves to the limit, and everyone had a brilliant smile at the finish line when they had ‘tamed the beast’!

“We are absolutely delighted that this year the Beast Races have raised over £30,000 for CHSS, which enables us to continue supporting those with chest, heart and stroke illness in the local area and throughout Scotland.

Not only do I want to thank all the amazing Beast runners, helpers and supporters but our special thanks and appreciation go to Firetrail Events for organising the race, and Prime Four Property Development who sponsor the event.”