Inverness Half Marathon & 5K

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Inverness Half Marathon & 5K
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The Inverness Half Marathon is the perfect spring race to keep you motivated through the winter months. With a 5k on offer too, a warm highland welcome awaits everyone as they cross the finish line. Come for the charming views and great atmosphere.
Half Marathon and 5k
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Sun 10th Mar 2024
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Bught Ln, Inverness IV3, UK
Start times
Sun 10th Mar 2024
Half Marathon:
12:30pm |
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Inverness Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon
Route information
Terrain Roads/Pavements
Half Marathon
The Inverness Half Marathon starts on Bught Road and takes runners along Bishops Road, Ness Walk, and Ardross Street following the river before crossing Ness Bridge in the centre of town. The route then continues south past Ness Bank and Island Bank Road/Dores Road (B862), turns left onto Torbreck road, a quiet and rural road, before heading back into the residential areas of Lochardil and Drummond.
Runners turn right at the Holm roundabout and go back towards the centre of Inverness, across Ness Bridge and along the river to the finish line at Queens Park Stadium, where a warm welcome awaits.
The 5K route starts on the riverside at Bught Park and follows the picturesque River Ness before crossing Ness Bridge in the centre of Inverness and turning right into Castle Road beneath Inverness Castle. The route continues south along Ness Bank and crosses the river again via the scenic Ness Islands to finish on the running track at Queens Park Stadium (Inverness Sports Centre).
What's included
  • Finisher's technical t-shirt (half marathon only)
  • Finisher's medal
  • Event giveaway
  • Electronic timing (half marathon only)
  • Downloadable finisher's certificate (half marathon only)
  • Water stations along the route and at the finish (half marathon only)
How to get there
Bught Ln, Inverness IV3, UK
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Event Hub: Inverness Sports Centre, Bught Lane, Inverness IV3 5SS
Start Address: Bught Road, IV3 5SQ, approx. 500m from the Leisure Centre and parallel to River Ness
Finish Address: Queens Park Stadium, Inverness Sports Centre, Bught Lane, Inverness IV3 5SS
Limited parking will be available at Inverness Sports Centre and Highland Council car parks (charges apply) so it is recommended that you:
  • Park away from the event site and walk
  • Use public transport where possible
  • Car share where possible
Event day logistics
09:30 - 12:00 Registration open (5K only, half marathon runners are sent race packs by post)
12:30 Start of Inverness Half Marathon
12:40 Start of Inverness 5k
14:45 Half Marathon Prize-giving presentation
Race Packs
Half marathon runners are not required to attend pre-race registration as race packs (including race number with timing chip and baggage label) will be sent in advance.
5k runners should attend registration on Sunday 12th March between 09:30-12:00 to collect their race number.
Age Requirements
You must be 17 or over at the time of the race to enter the half marathon.
All ages are welcome for the 5k.
Cut-Off Times
In order to minimise disruption to the local community and resident there is a race cut-off time of 3hr 30min at 16:00.
Aid Stations
There are 4 water stations on the half marathon course located at 3, 6, 9 and 11.5 miles. Water will also be available at the finish line. In an effort to reduce this event's carbon footprint, there will be only be paper cups - no plastic water bottles will be given out.
For the 5k, there will only be water available at the finish line.
There are toilets at the start and finish line, as well as miles 3 and 9 on the half marathon course.
Limited changing and shower facilities are available at the Sports Centre (finish line).
Massage will also be available at the end of the marathon in return for a donation to one of the official event charities.
Spectator Info
The final few miles through Inverness offer the best vantage points for spectators, and everyone is welcome to come to Inverness Leisure Centre to welcome home all runners and enjoy the atmosphere.
How old must I be to compete at the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k?
Participants must be 17 and over on race day to enter the Half Marathon, while the 5k is open to all ages. Any children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
How many drinks stations will there be at the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k?
There are 4 water stations on the course located at 3, 6, 9 and 11.5 miles and water will also be available at the finish line. There will be only be water available at the finish line for the 5k race.
Are you allowed to run with headphones during the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k?
No, headphones are not allowed at any races adhering to Scottish and UK Athletics rules.
Are buggies and pushchairs allowed at the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k?
For safety reasons, buggies and pushchairs are not permitted in the Half Marathon. However they are allowed in the 5k.
Are dogs allowed at the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k?
Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course.
How do I find the photos of me from the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k?
Visit for the photos after the event.
Do I need to attend a registration for the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k?
There is no pre-race registration for the Inverness ½ Marathon as all runners will be sent their race pack in advance. All 5K runners must collect their race number during pre-race registration between 09.30-12.00 on Sunday 12 March 2023 at Inverness Sports Centre, Bught Lane, Inverness IV3 5SS.
Can I enter the Inverness Half Marathon & 5k on the day?
Unfortunately, there are absolutely no race day entries for the Inverness ½ Marathon due to the practicalities of planning for a fixed number of participants. There are limited race day entries for the 5K ONLY, subject to race capacity.
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