Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

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If you only ever run one marathon, make sure it's this one. The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon is quite possibly one of the most stunning marathons in the world. TRAINING PREPARES YOU FOR THE RACE. NOTHING PREPARES YOU FOR THE SCENERY.
Where and when
Location
Harris Tweed Isle Of Harris, 6-8 Inglis St, Inverness IV1 1HN, UK
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Baxters Loch Ness Marathon
Baxters River Ness 5 K
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5km
Baxters River Ness 10 K
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10km
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon
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26.2mi
Route information
Loch Ness Marathon
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 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 it was voted in the top 10 UK marathons by Runner’s World readers in 2016 and is on the bucket list for many runners from around the world.
River Ness 10K & Corporate Challenge
The Baxters River Ness 10K & Corporate Challenge follow a flat, point-to-point course through the historic Highland capital of Inverness alongside the banks of the picturesque River Ness, and are renowned for their ‘PB’ potential. If you prefer a team approach to sport, then the 10K Corporate Challenge for teams of 4-6 could be the ideal race for you.
River Ness 5K
If you’re new to running or looking for a shorter distance, the popular Baxters River Ness 5K could be the race for you. Open to runners of all ages and abilities including wheelchair entrants, the 5K follows a flat route along the scenic River Ness to finish alongside other races at Bught Park, Inverness.
What's included
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s technical t-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Electronic timing (Marathon and River Ness 10K & 10K Corporate Challenge)
  • Complimentary post-race food,
  • Transport to the Start (Marathon)
  • Fantastic festival at the Finish.
  • Drink and water stations.
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How to get there
Harris Tweed Isle Of Harris, 6-8 Inglis St, Inverness IV1 1HN, UK
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Parking - MARATHON
Limited parking will be available for marathon runners ONLY at Bught Park early on Sunday morning. Please note access is from Glenurquhart Road.
Disabled car parking is available on Sunday at Bught Park although please note this is located 400m from the Event Village.
Parking at 10K Start
Parking is limited at the 10K Start, please follow signs and marshals’ instructions directing you to parking areas.
We encourage you to be dropped off or car share where possible.
Transport to the Start - MARATHON
All marathon runners are transported by bus to the marathon start from outside the Inverness Ice Centre, Bught Drive IV3 5SR, which is a 10 minute walk from the Event Village.
Please arrive between 06.45-07.15 as buses will depart from 07.30.
For those requiring transport to the start from around Loch Ness:
Pick up from Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus:
  • 08.15 Drumnadrochit Tourist Info
  • 08.40 Fort Augustus Tourist Info
Pick up from South Loch Ness:
07.30 Tesco at Holm Roundabout
07.40 Dores (opposite Dores Inn)
07.55 Inverfarigaig – junction of Inverfarigaig Pass/B852
08.05 Lower Foyers junction with B852
08.10 Foyers Stores
08.25 Junction of B862 & B852
08.35 Whitebridge Hotel
You must pre-book your place on the bus from any of the pick-up points around Loch Ness. Please email us no later than 23 September. You do not need to book your place on the buses leaving from the Ice Rink, Inverness.
Please note there is NO return transport to these locations.
Event day logistics
Race schedule - MARATHON
06.45-07.15 Marathon runners arrive at Inverness Ice Centre, Bught Drive IV3 5SR for bus transport to start
07.30 Buses depart from Inverness
08.45 Buses arrive at marathon start
09.00-16.00 Event Village open (free entry) at Bught Park, Inverness including Sports Expo, Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, pipes & drums, live music, kids activities
10.00 Start of Baxters Loch Ness Marathon
14.00 Loch Ness Marathon prize-giving at Event Village.
Race Schedule - 10K
08.30-10.00 Runners arrive at Inverness Royal Academy, Culduthel Avenue, Inverness IV2 6RE.
09.00-16.00 Event Village open (free entry) at Bught Park, including Sports Expo, Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, pipes & drums, live music and kids activities
10.45 Start of Baxters River Ness 10K & Corporate Challenge
11.45-14.45 Free shuttle bus service from Ice Rink, Bught Park back to Inverness Royal Academy (for those who need to collect cars)
12.45 10K / Corporate Challenge Prize Giving at Event Village
The 10K starts at 10.45 next to Inverness Royal Academy, Culduthel Avenue, Inverness IV2 6RE. Please follow signs to find your Start Zone according to your predicted finish time.
Race Schedule - 5K
08.00-09.30 Pre-race registration at Event Village.
09.00-16.00 Event Village (free entry) open at Bught Park including Sports Expo, Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, pipes & drums, live music, kids activities open
10.00 Start of Baxters River Ness 5K at Bught Park
The River Ness 5K starts at 10.00 at Bught Park and finishes at Bught Park, alongside marathon and 10K runners.
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