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A Call for Geopark Runners!

Monday July 10th 2023

On Saturday the 7th of October a group of Geopark runners will run the perennially popular Coigach Half Marathon to support the North West Highlands Geopark and its communities.

The North West Highlands Geopark half marathon runners concept was initiated this spring by Rock Stop visitor centre staff members Helen and Jonathan. The Rock Stop staff wanted to participate in a regional event that would enable remote Geopark communities to come together for camaraderie and the good of common causes. We live in the most sparsely populated region of Europe. Interaction and unity amongst our small and isolated communities is a precious thing! So Helen and Jonathan chose the Coigach Half Marathon with it’s breathtakingly beautiful course around the Coigach peninsula.

Our Geopark running team would be delighted to welcome fellow runners into the group from both within and outwith the Geopark region. All ages and abilities can participate with us on the run through what is probably Britain’s most scenic half marathon course.

If you’d like to join the Geopark runners, then please email the following address for more information: projects@nwhgeopark.com

We’d also be very grateful if you took a moment to browse our Just Giving web page and consider supporting us in the endeavour without having to put your running shoes on!

For more information on the Coigach Half Marathon, please visit their official website here.


Photo credit: Tim Hamlet, from the Coigach & Assynt Sense of Place Toolkit