21 Aug

Still time to go the distance at River Ness 10K

Entries to Baxters River Ness 10K and 5K will close in just under a fortnight, on Monday, 3 September. 

If the thought of a marathon or half marathon is a step too far, these two race distances offer the perfect opportunity to be part of one of the UK’s most scenic and popular running events on Sunday, 23 September.

The River Ness 10K and 5K follow a flat, point-to-point course through the historic Highland capital of Inverness alongside the banks of the picturesque River Ness. Renowned for their ‘personal best’ potential, these shorter distances are appealing for experienced runners returning to better previous times or running novices looking for an achievable and enjoyable running challenge.

Corporate teams from across Scotland will also take to the streets in the Baxters 10K Corporate Challenge, open to all businesses and organisations in the public and private sector. 

Race director Malcolm Sutherland commented: “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running weekend. The event has been growing in popularity year on year with runners of all abilities and age groups represented.”

Hosted by Scottish television and radio presenter Bryan Burnett, the two-day festival of running promises a packed family-friendly agenda, with kids’ activities, live music and more.

The new Runners Café will open on Saturday, 22 September (10am–6pm), and there’ll be free entry for all to the Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, as well as Scotland’s largest running Expo.

For those still wishing to enter the Loch Ness Marathon, places are still available via the official charities and for club and overseas runners. If you're still not quite sure about taking the plunge, the route can be viewed on YouTube

For more information or to enter, visit the LNM webpage or follow them on social media: Facebook, Twitter @nessmarathon and Instagram, #RunLochNess