Accountants, drivers, chefs and secretaries across the Highlands and beyond are among those pulling on their running shoes to train for the 10K Corporate Challenge at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running this autumn. Businesses in the public and private sectors are being encouraged to form teams of four to six runners to take on the flat, scenic route along the banks of the River Ness on 24 September.
Event director Malcolm Sutherland is delighted to see a wide variety of professions getting involved and stressed the benefits of running. He said: “It’s well known that going for a run releases endorphins which leads to reduced stress. So, after a tough day at work, there’s nothing better than getting your running shoes on and heading outdoors to de-stress.
“Teams can have between four and six members, and companies can enter more than one team if they wish, so there’s a real opportunity for departmental teams to really get to know each other and use this as a teambuilding exercise while getting fit.
“It’s always great to see the friendly rivalry between businesses during the 10K Corporate Challenge, and already it’s looking to be a hotly-contested competition this year.”
Entries for the 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge, 5K and Wee Nessie are open until 4 September. Charity, club and overseas places are also still available for the marathon until this date.
Further details are available on the Loch Ness Marathon website.