15 Jul

Less Than 12 Weeks to Go

Marathon places are still available for the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon via one of the event's official charities and for club and overseas runners. Entry to the Baxters River Ness 10K, Healthy Working Lives 10K Corporate Challenge, River Ness 5K Fun Run and Run Home Highland Breakfast Run is open until September 14. Enter now and take advantage of Early Bird rates!

Race organisers are delighted to announce that the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives will be supporting the Baxters River Ness 10K Corporate Challenge for a second year. Organisations of all sizes from across the north of Scotland are being encouraged to put together teams to take part in this year's event, which aims to increase the number of employees who regularly participate in physical activity. Last year's event saw 252 people taking part, with 51 teams competing from 25 companies from across the Scottish public and private sector. Make sure to sign your team up online at www.lochnessmarathon.com.

2009 is Scotland's Year of Homecoming and to celebrate the occasion race organisers are inviting anyone with a connection to Scotland to Run Home in 2009 and take part in two new events: The Run Home Highland Breakfast Run is open to all runners, supporters, spectators, local residents and anyone wanting to be part of the 2009 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running. It will take place on Saturday, October 3 following a 5k/ 3miles route and is the perfect opportunity to stretch your legs and limber up for the big day on Sunday. At the end of the run, a welcoming Highland breakfast buffet will be served with some great Highland tunes.

The Clan Challenge will be introduced into the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Baxters River Ness 10K on Sunday 4 October. You are invited to represent your Clan (and wear your tartan) in what is predicted as being a fun Battle of the Clans!