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An iconic lochside race

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  January 9, 2017

An iconic lochside race

The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon, taking place on 24 September 2017, is quite possibly one of the most stunning marathons in the world. With spectacular scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly memorable experience – it’s no wonder runners come from around the world to take part.

“Breathtakingly beautiful”, “friendly atmosphere”, “flawless organisation”, “felt like a festival not just a race” are just some of the comments we had from runners in 2016 so why not come and experience it for yourself?

The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside world-famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continues through stunning Highland scenery, taking you along the shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, capital city of the Highlands.

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. There is also a 10K Corporate Challenge for teams of 4-6, the River Ness 5K for all ages and abilities, and the Wee Nessie race for kids.

Why not make a Highland weekend of it and come with family or friends?  There’s plenty to entertain runners and spectators over the weekend with a free Sports Expo, Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, live music and kids’ activities throughout the weekend.

There are many marathons that promise spectacular scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly memorable experience – but few deliver it quite like the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running.

Guaranteed marathon places and early bird entry are available NOW so sign up today.


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