25 Mar

New Scottish Half Marathon Brings Exciting Trail Race To Calendar

Runners on the new Trail Half Marathon Course

The stunning trails of the Nevis Range near Fort William will play host to Scotland's newest half marathon on Sunday 16 May 2010. The Outdoor Capital Trail Half Marathon and 5k Fun Run are ideal for both trail running beginners and more experienced runners, who are up for a new challenge.

Organised by outdoor events experts No Fuss Events, this unique running experience will be the first chance trail runners will have to test themselves on world famous mountain biking trails used during the Mountain Bike World Cup, World Championships and the Benromach Ten Under The Ben.

The race course will consist off a figure of eight loop, utilising forestry roads and cycling and walking tracks around the Nevis Range complex, including sections of the world famous Witch's Trail and a disused narrow gauge railway track. Starting from Nevis Range the 21.1 kilometre course will be run on stages of the new Cour Trail that winds its way towards Spean Bridge offering stunning views of the Grey Corries and the Great Glen throughout.

A runner in the New Trail Half Marathon Route

Chloe Patterson of No Fuss Events is thrilled to be able to make such a unique event happen, saying: "This is our first trail half marathon event and it's a pleasure to introduce runners to the world of No Fuss style events. The emphasis is on a fun with friendly atmosphere for runners of all abilities. The Nevis Range is a setting we know better than anyone so entrants can expect a challenging course of stunning beauty and a warm welcome at the finish!"

Runners can register their £20 race fee online. Pre race registration will take place between 17:00 and 19:00 on Saturday evening and from 07:00 at the saddlespan in the Nevis Range HQ on the Sunday morning. The Outdoor Capital Trail Half Marathon starts at 12:00.