Will you accept the challenge to paddle from the centre of Glasgow to the centre of Edinburgh along the Millennium Link?
Either paddle alone or work in a team of up to 12 paddlers, in Singles, Doubles or Fours, Kayaks or Canoes.
The event is over two days with set stages.
Day 1 - Forth & Clyde Canal from Speirs Warf, Glasgow to Falkirk Wheel, c. 24 miles.
Day 2 - Union Canal from above Falkirk Wheel to Lochrin Basin, Edinburgh, c. 31 miles.
Over the years a wide range of canoes and kayaks have been used to complete the course, racing K1’s and K2’s by those looking for fast times, open canadians, sea kayaks, SUP’s and even plastic river boats by those looking for more of a challenge. The Open Team Relay class allows up to 12 people to paddle in any combination of canoe and /or kayak. Paddlers under 16 years on 1st January cannot attempt the Challenge individually, they may only take part as part of a relay team with at least one other paddler.
Commemorative t-shirts are awarded to all participants who successfully complete the course, and there are trophies for the fastest entries in each of the classes. But more important is the satisfaction of having achieved the challenge and crossed the country!
Race Information and Documents are available to view on the right side of this page.