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MACC Challenge 2017

11 Nov 2017

MACC Challenge returns for its fourth year on Saturday 11th November 2017 at MACC Business Park. The new leadership team of the Wee Toon Warriors are ready to challenge you and make you work for your medal!!

Set on a former military airbase, the MACC Challenge will put you through your paces using the site's natural and built landscape to create a series of testing obstacles featuring mud crawls and water channels, climbs and jumps to finishing in style with our water slide.

The land has kindly been made available for the event by Machrihanish Airbase Community Company (MACC) who purchased the 1,000 acre site from the Ministry of Defence in 2012.

Local Charity

Our chosen local charity this year is Campbeltown Young Fire Fighters.  This group of young people have assisted MACC Challenge from our very first year.  The young firefighters and their instructors are visible marshalling and supporting every local event and work very hard to support their local community.  A very worthwhile cause who turn young boys and girls into very respectable young men and women.

We aim to fundraise for this worthy cause and we would like to encourage our entrants to collect sponsors for our chosen charity for 2017.  Please contact Claire McFadzean for a sponsorship form -   

A full Welcome Pack will be emailed to all entrants two weeks prior to the event but in the meantime, some key information can be found below:

The course is appoximately 5 miles with around 30 obstacles.  This year we will have timed and untimed waves to cater for the competitive and the fun loving.  We also have waves dedicated to the amazing teams who turn out for charity or just for a fun day out with friends.  NO prizes will be issued for any wave, we place our importance on enjoyment.  Please support those in your wave.


Waves 1 to 3

Enter these waves and put yourself against the clock.  NO PRIZES will be issued, these waves are simply to allow the competitive among you to go for it.

Waves 4 to 7

Enter these waves to go round and enjoy.  Take time to support those around you, work together with other members of your wave, enjoy the challenge and have fun.

Waves 8 to 10

Dedicated to our amazing teams who come in fancy dress (please, we love it!!) and absolutely rock the route with their antics. 


Registration will take place from 8.15am to 10.30am at the Officers Mess which is close to car park (map will be included in Welcome Pack).  A safety briefing will take place prior to each wave. You must attend the safety briefing to take part in this event otherwise you will lose your place.  You must participate in the wave you have entered.  No swapping of waves is permitted.

You will receive confirmation via email so please input an accurate email address in when entering.  No information will be sent in the post.  Please take your confirmation with you to registration.   


There will be one water stop approximately mid distance of the route.  Due to the challenging nature of the course we advise all entrants have had an energy fuelled breakfast!

The route is staged in fragile natural environments - please ensure that any litter is left at marshal points.  There will be refreshments at the finish area for all entrants.

Health and Safety

The route will be well marked and monitored by marshals.  If you do not want or cannot fulfil the obstacle or power station, the marshal will offer an alternative for you.  However, please note that due to the nature of this challenge there is a high degree of risk and that competitors take FULL responsibility for themselves during the event.

Organisers fully advise that you take out your own health and accident insurance to cover you during the event as no insurance or liability will be provided by the organisers.

Parking, travel and accommodation

On-site parking will be provided within the parade square which is close to the registration area and main entrance. For SATNAV directions, use Post Code:  PA28 6NU. There is 24hour security in operation at the site entrance therefore you may be asked to show your entry confirmation on arrival.

There are lots of accommodation providers in the beautiful surrounding area of Kintyre - please see

West Coast Motors offer a reliable and quick bus transport from Campbeltown to Machrihanish Airbase (Sound of Kintyre).  It departs Campbeltown Bus Terminal (near the Aqualibrium) at 8.15am on Saturday morning.  Return journeys from 2.15pm.  See for up to date schedules.

Personal Belongings

There will be space at registration for you to leave bags; this is at your own risk.


Spectators are invited to come along to cheer on participants but must remain within the dedicated spectator areas at all times during the event.  Donation tins will be circulated on the day for spectators to make a donation to the chosen charity if they wish.


All participants will receive tea, coffee or hot chocolate, a hot filled roll and a local pastry at the finish line as well as a commemorative t-shirt and medal.


Find MACC Challenge on Facebook for the most up to date information in the lead up to the event.

Fiona Irwin


Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
Wave 1 09:00 Timing, I'm here to race11 Nov 2017??/25Closed16 Oct 2017
Wave 10 11:30 Teams only11 Nov 2017??/25Closed06 Sep 2017
Wave 2 09:15 Timing, I'm here to race11 Nov 2017??/25Closed16 Oct 2017
Wave 3 09:30 Timing, I'm here to race11 Nov 2017??/25Closed16 Oct 2017
Wave 4 10:00 No Timing, I'm here to enjoy11 Nov 2017??/25Closed04 Nov 2017
Wave 5 10:15 No Timing, I'm here to enjoy11 Nov 2017??/25Closed02 Sep 2017
Wave 6 10:30 No Timing, I'm here to enjoy11 Nov 2017??/25Closed04 Nov 2017
Wave 7 10:45 No Timing, I am here to enjoy11 Nov 2017??/25Closed04 Nov 2017
Wave 8 11:00 Teams only11 Nov 2017??/25Closed16 Oct 2017
Wave 9 11:15 Teams only11 Nov 2017??/25Closed16 Oct 2017

To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Event Address
MACC Business Park Campbeltown Argyll PA28 6NU