Voted the 4th best marathon in the UK by readers of Runner’s World, the 11th Baxters Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday 30 September 2012 offers something a bit special.
Loch Ness is one of the best-known destinations in the world. Its beautiful scenery and the mystery of the Loch Ness monster have attracted visitors from around the world for many years.
But Nessie is not the only long-running legend in the area, as Loch Ness is also home to one of the best marathons in the UK. With its striking scenery, varied route, rousing support, exceptional organisation and carnival atmosphere, this race has something for everyone. And if marathons are not your thing, why not enter one of the other races?
There are great marathons around the world, many of them marked by their settings, and Loch Ness ranks right alongside them. The point-to-point route begins in an atmospheric location and continues through breathtaking scenery, taking you along the shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, and into the centre of Inverness, capital city of the Highlands.
If a full-scale marathon isn’t for you, why not enter the fantastic Baxters River Ness 10K? This flat point-to-point course with excellent PB potential winds through the historic Highland capital, passing the Castle and along the banks of the picturesque River Ness.
If you prefer a team approach to sport, then this is the ideal race for you – especially as the route is scenic and flat.
Following a flat route along the River Ness, and open to all runners of all ages and abilities, this race is a rewarding way to take part.
Guaranteed entry for all races is available now: www.lochnessmarathon.com
Don’t take our word for it…!
"Loch Ness has set the standard - it was my first marathon and it's certainly whet my appetite for more."
"Great location; unique route; very well organised - this one should be on your 'must do' list."
"It's the 4th time I have done this one and its well worth the journey from London to Inverness. Brilliant organisation. Brilliant scenery. Love it!!"
"Everyone should do this run, I'll certainly do it again. Plus, it's a great excuse for a weekend in the Highlands!"
Just a small selection of the many remarks from some of the 8300 runners who took part in 2011.
Achieve something memorable in 2012 and join us at the start line to become part of the Loch Ness running legend!