Corrieyairack Challenge

The original and legendary Point to Point Mountain Duathlon and NEW FORMAT Mountain bike event.


Saturday 6th July 2019


CATEGORIESWalk / Cycle and Run / Cycle

Plus NEW CATEGORIES for 2019

  • Point to Point (MTB or X-Cross Bike) with option to switch to Road Bike at Melgarve
  • Point to Point E Bike category with option to switch E Bike or battery change at Melgarve


Follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie over Scotland’s highest mountain road (2526ft).

The Corrieyairack Challenge demands respect and a special place in your heart. General Wade’s historic mountain pass was built by hand in 1731 and successfully defended by Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.

Join us for the 22nd Corrieyairack Challenge raising funds for people with disabilities to enjoy an outdoor holiday at Badaguish.

You can choose to walk-cycle, run-cycle, mountain bike (with bike change) or E-Bike (with bike/battery change) around the course, which includes an 11.5-mile hill section from Culachy, just outside Fort Augustus, to Melgarve via the Corrieyairack Pass, and a 38.5-mile road section from Melgarve to Badaguish via Laggan, Kingussie and Insh. Those taking part will also get free pasta party, weekend camping and showers at Badaguish.

Entries are by single competitor – however you are encouraged to form or join a team in the interest of mountain safety. Please indicate on your entry by stating your team name or join an existing team.

Event Date:  SATURDAY 6th JULY 2019
Depart time: 7:00 am from Badaguish
Start time: 9:30 am from Fort Augustus
Start venue: Kilchuimen Cemetery entrance, just past Fort Augustus on the A82 Fort William road
Finish venue: Badaguish
Distance: Hill Section 13.5 miles, Cycle Section 38.5 miles
Entry fee£68 per person
Opening date for entries: Friday 14th December 2018
Closing date for entries: Tuesday 2nd July 2019

MTB / Road Bike / X Bike / E-Bike – What’s the best combo? You tell us?

Organisers say: “Enjoy the history, feel great and help raise funds for people with a disability to enjoy an outdoor holiday at Badaguish Cairngorm Outdoor Centre.”


Sponsorship – to support us further please consider being sponsored to take part in the event. This will help us offer short break care holidays for people with disabilities. Create a JustGiving page or download a sponsor form:

Make a fundraising page - JustGiving



Cancellation Policy – in the unfortunate event that you cannot make the race entry fee:

  • is not refundable or transferable, and will be considered a donation to Speyside Trust;
  • cannot be deferred until next year’s event.


View 2018 RESULTS – Duathlon
View 2018 RESULTS – Mountain Bike

View 2017 RESULTS

Every £200 raised provides a respite care activity holiday at Badaguish for adults and children with a disability
Does a team have to be all the same category?

Teams can be mixed categories, i.e. any mix of Run/Cycle, Walk/Cycle or Mountain Bike, but to qualify for team awards the team must all be the same category.

What happens if a team member pulls out before race day and no replacement can be found - can the team still enter?

Ideally teams will always have 3 members, but we would never preclude a team of 2 or even 1 taking part at the last minute due to injuries etc.

Does the team have to stick together on the route?

Individuals can go at their own pace and team position is based on the third member’s finishing position, not time.

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How important are the supporters/stewards and what do they do?

Team stewards are very important for event safety and marshaling especially over such a long route. We need help for water stations, road marshaling, start registration and other jobs too.

Can mountain bike categories change from mountain bike to road bike at Melgarve?

Yes, mountain bikers can change wheels, tyres or bikes at Melgarve.

Can I visit Badaguish to see the place?

Absolutely – call us, we’d be delighted to see you for a look round and a cuppa!

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