Hundreds of people had already signed up for the May 2 event before coronavirus hit and now an alternative challenge means that runners will still be able to take part wherever they are in the world.
Captain MacKinnon came home to Heanish, Tiree, and was responsible for averting a very near maritime disaster.
The isle20.com business directory has well over 100 businesses from most Scottish islands.
The linkspan was due to be out of operation from Monday February 24 until Tuesday March 17.
Tiree Community Maritime Assets Ltd has completed the much-needed refurbishment of Milton Harbour.