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Inverness Half Marathon

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The Inverness Half Marathon is a perfect spring race to keep you motivated through the winter months. With a 5k on offer too, a warm highland welcomes everyone as they cross the finish line. Come for the charming views, an amazing medal, and a great atmosphere.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Mar 11 2021

What's included:

  • Finisher's technical t-shirt*
  • Finisher's medal
  • Event giveaway
  • Electronic timing
  • Downloadable finisher's certificate*
  • Water stations along the route and at the finish
  • Marshalled event

* = only Marathon entry includes

Half Marathon
12:30pm Sun 13th Mar 2022

Run 13.1mi

5k
12:40pm Sun 13th Mar 2022

Run 5km

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FAQ
How old must I be to compete in either of the races?
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.… read more
FAQ
Are there elite entries on offer for the Inverness Half Marathon?
The Inverness Half Marathon offers a limited number of free entries for elite runners who have achieved the standards specified within the 24 months prior to the 2021 race. If you have achieved these standards and are interested in taking part in the race, please email [email protected] stating your name, age, email address, club name and details of where and when you have achieved the standards. Applications will be considered up to 3 May 2021, but only a limited number of places are available and these will be allocated on a first come basis.… read more
FAQ
How many drinks stations will there be at the Inverness Half Marathon?
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.… read more
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Route description
Route description

Half Marathon Route

The Inverness Half Marathon take runners along Bishops Road, Ness Walk, and Ardross Street following the river.

The route follows across Ness Bridge through the centre of town and then under Inverness Castle. The route then continues south past Ness Bank and Island Bank Road/Dores Road (B862).

The route turns left onto Torbreck road, a quiet and rural road, before heading back into the residential areas of Lochardil and Drummond.

Runners will 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.

5k Route

The route starts riverside at Bught Park and follows scenic river views along the River Ness before crossing the bridge to the centre of town. Runners will then be taken underneath Inverness Castle and south along Ness Bank. Crossing the river once more, the route travels via the picturesque Ness Islands to finish at Queens Park Stadium.

Logistics and schedule

Schedule

09:30 - 12:00 Registration open

12:30 Start of Inverness Half Marathon

12:40 Start of Inverness 5K

12:55 5K winner expected at finish

13:35 Half Marathon winner expected at finish

14:45 Half Marathon Prize-giving in Sports Hall

Race numbers will be posted on the website after the entry closing date. You will receive an email when this happens.

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 April/May.

*5k runners should attend registration on Sunday to collect their race number.

How to get there

Inverness IV3 5SS, UK

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Event Centre: Inverness Sports Centre, Bught Ln, Inverness IV3 5SS

Start Address: Bught Road, approx. 500m from the Leisure Centre and parallel to River Ness

Finish Address: Queens Park Stadium, Inverness Sports Centre, Bught Ln, Inverness IV3 5SS

Parking

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
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How old must I be to compete in either of the races?
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.
FAQ
Are there elite entries on offer for the Inverness Half Marathon?
The Inverness Half Marathon offers a limited number of free entries for elite runners who have achieved the standards specified within the 24 months prior to the 2021 race. If you have achieved these standards and are interested in taking part in the race, please email [email protected] stating your name, age, email address, club name and details of where and when you have achieved the standards. Applications will be considered up to 3 May 2021, but only a limited number of places are available and these will be allocated on a first come basis.
FAQ
How many drinks stations will there be at the Inverness Half Marathon?
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.
FAQ
Are there toilets and changing facilities at the Inverness Half Marathon?
Yes, there are toilets located at the start/finish lines and at the feed stations along the course. There will be a small changing facility at the event hub but no showers.
FAQ
Are you allowed to run with headphones during the Inverness Half Marathon?
No, headphones are not allowed at any races adhering to Scottish and UK Athletics rules.
FAQ
Are buggies and pushchairs allowed at the Inverness Half Marathon?
For safety reasons, buggies and pushchairs are not permitted in the Half Marathon. However they are allowed in the 5k.
FAQ
Are dogs allowed at the Inverness Half Marathon?
Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course.
FAQ
How do I find the photos of me from the Inverness Half Marathon?
Visit https://www.marathon-photos.com/ for the photos after the event.
Half Marathon
12:30pm Sun 13th Mar 2022
5k
12:40pm Sun 13th Mar 2022

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