A unique week of running events in Durness, the most North Westerly community on mainland Britain

Experience running in some of the UK’s last remaining wilderness.

Whether you enjoy road running, off road, competitive or recreational, we offer a selection of events suitable for all abilities

The highlights of the week are the Marathon and Team Event. The marathon route will take you to the most North Westerly tip of mainland Britain through an area of outstanding natural beauty. Ferry crossings and some 2,500 feet of climbing make this one of the most unique courses in the UK

Middle Beat Fishing

Cape Wrath Challenge

Governing Body Durness Active Health (SCIO)

Scottish Charity SC044267

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Durness Active Health

Scottish Charity SC044267

Find out more about our new governing body here

Telegraph online travel section names the Cape Wrath Challenge as one of the great running events around the world

see the article here

Thank You to all the runners and volunteers who helped to make the 2014 Cape Wrath Challenge another huge success

Lost Property

We have a collection of items left behind from the event. If you would like to claim an item, please contact us

A date for your diary

2015 Cape Wrath Challenge

10th - 16th May 2015

2014 Results now available


John Walker

The Cape Wrath Challenge was sad to learn that John Walker passed away on Thursday 20th June. John had been an enthusiastic supporter and co-sponsor of the Cape Wrath Challenge event for many years and will be greatly missed by the organisers and many competitors who had come to know him

Our condolences go out to John’s family and many friends.