Whether you’re a marathon veteran or simply looking for a great race in a spectacular setting, the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running is the one to do this year.
There are great marathons around the world, many of them particularly marked by their settings, and Loch Ness ranks right alongside them. The point-to-point route begins in an atmospheric moorland setting towards the south end of the iconic loch, and continues through breathtaking scenery along the shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, and into the Highland capital of Inverness.
For the fourth year in a row, this popular race will host the Scottish marathon championships.
If a full-scale marathon isn’t for you, why not enter the 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.
The whole weekend has a real festival atmosphere and Inverness extends the welcoming hand of Highland hospitality to over 9100 competitors from over 30 countries.
With live music throughout the day, the Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, a sports expo featuring a superb selection of running gear and accessories, and lots of kids’ activities there’s plenty to entertain runners and supporters of all ages.
There are guaranteed places available for the marathon until 1st July, with charity, club runner and overseas places available after this date. Guaranteed entry is available now for the River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge, 5K and Wee Nessie.