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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.

How to enter the Inverness Half Marathon

  1. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    £35–£37
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  2. 5k

    Run 5km
    £11
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Inverness Half Marathon routes

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.

Event Details

What’s Included

Marathon Entry Includes:

  • 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

5k Entry Includes:

  • Finisher's medal
  • Event giveaway
  • Water at the finish line
  • Marshalled event
Raceday Logistics

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.

Volunteers

There are a number of volunteer roles available to help on the day.

Please email [email protected] for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Are there elite entries on offer?
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.
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.
Are there toilets and changing facilities?
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.
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.
Are buggies and pushchairs allowed?
For safety reasons, buggies and pushchairs are not permitted in the Half Marathon. However they are allowed in the 5k.
Are dogs allowed?
Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted on the course.
How do I find the photos of me from the race?
Visit https://www.marathon-photos.com/ for the photos after the event.

Inverness Half Marathon weather forecast

12°C
Predicted highs
8°C
Predicted lows
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 10mph

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