The Cairngorm Adventure Triathlon (the 'CAT') is a challenging, exciting event and a popular and well established feature of the annual adventure event calendar. It attracts a healthy mixture
of talented triathletes right through to those who have never sat in a canoe before and want to challenge themselves to something different, resulting without fail in an entertaining and fun day for all. Our large number of repeat entrants is testament to the CAT’s on-going appeal. We are now coming up to our ninth CAT, and look forward to welcoming over 100 teams of two in September.
Based around Loch Morlich in Glenmore, near Aviemore, it makes best use of the unique natural environment of the Cairngorms National Park, a memorable setting whatever the weather.
The CAT is a not-for-profit event run by an entirely voluntary committee. All proceeds from the event go to supporting talented young local athletes in the Cairngorms National Park area. We have given grants to between two and ten applicants over the years, with total funds available ranging between £1000 and £3000. In total £11800 has been raised to help our local youngsters progress in their sport, see our Supported Athletes page to read their stories.
All of us on the committee, Tim Pott, Penny Lawson, Alan Riach, Donald Hall and Dawn Cranston are keen if not particularly competitive runners, bikers and triathletes. We live in the park, and between juggling work and family commitments are most likely to be found on a bike up a hill or out for a run. This event would not be possible without the support of Keith Taylor at Loch Morlich Watersports, local landowners and Cairngorms National Park Authority. We are also reliant on a faithful team of volunteer marshals and other helpers; extra hands are always appreciated so please get in touch if you’d like to get involved.