Rainbow over Ardvourlie and Bowglass - The Golden Eagle Challenge takes competitors through some spectacular scenery.  Photo: Gordon MacDonald, Harris 365

You can help make a difference this summer by taking on a new challenge, in one of Scotland’s most scenic locations, all the while raising crucial funds for those affected by Cystic Fibrosis.
The Golden Eagle Challenge will take place in Harris on July 14th, and is organised by The Leanne Fund, the foremost charity offering support services across the Highlands and Islands and Grampian.
The Challenge consists of a 10.6mile run and a 19.7mile cycle, and is being held to mark what would have been Leanne’s 30th birthday.

Chrisetta Mitchell, Development Manager of The Leanne Fund, said: “We wanted to organise a different event this summer to mark Leanne’s 30th birthday.
“The Golden Eagle Challenge has a challenging route which we hope will appeal to competitors from both near and far and we are happy to also accept team entries.”
She added: “We decided to call this event The Golden Eagle Challenge because Harris is known for its wildlife and has around 20 pairs of Golden Eagles in residence. Our route will take participants over parts of the ‘Outer Hebrides Bird of Prey Trail’, so we thought this was an apt name.
“And as this is a charity fundraising event, we are asking participants to raise sponsorship and help us to expand our work in supporting those with Cystic Fibrosis.”
All proceeds from The Golden Eagle Challenge will do directly to support those affected by Cystic Fibrosis across the Highlands and Islands and Grampian.
Entries are now open online at www.theleannefund.co.uk/entry-form, or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post: The Leanne Fund, 36 Point Street, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2XF.
More details of the route are also available online and through the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/goldenearglechallenge