Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running

With breathtaking scenery along the shores of Loch Ness, varied distances and festival atmosphere, the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running has something for everyone.

With over 8000 runners expected in 2019, 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, kids’ activities and a Wee Nessie for under-5s.

And if marathons aren’t your thing, there’s also the Baxters River Ness 10K, a Corporate Challenge, 5K and Wee Nessie for under 5s.

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 Highland capital of Inverness.

Highlights include a pre-race Pasta Party and festival on race day with pipes and drums, live music, kids’ activities, Baxters Food Fayre and renowned Scottish Highland hospitality.

Baxters River Ness 10K

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.

10k Corporate Challenge

If you prefer a team approach to sport, then the 10K Corporate Challenge is the ideal race for you – especially as the route is scenic and flat. The challenge is open to teams of 4-6 employees.

River Ness 5K Fun Run

Following a flat route along the River Ness, and open to all runners of all ages and abilities, including wheelchair entrants, this race is a rewarding way to take part.

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