Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running
Loch Ness is one of the worlds best known destinations, its breath-taking scenery and the centuries-old myth and mystery of the Loch Ness monster have attracted visitors from around the world for years.
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point to point route alongside world famous Loch Ness and is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful marathons in the world. The route begins in an atmospheric moorland setting and continues through stunning scenery along the shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness to finish in the Highland capital of Inverness.
Why not make a weekend of it and come with family or friends? Theres plenty to entertain runners and spectators over the weekend with a sports expo, runners' cafe, street food, live music, pipes & drums and family friendly activities..
And if marathons arent your thing, theres also the Baxters River Ness 10K, 5K and Wee Nessie kids' race. Entry for all races available now.
Many runners and spectators, choose to stay longer a huge attraction of the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running is the areas natural beauty and wealth of attractions. The area is steeped in history, home to castles, misty mountains and, of course, the Loch Ness Monster. Activities in the Scottish Highlands range from challenging hill walks to kayaking, dolphin spotting boat trips to distillery visits.
With a choice of race distances and festival atmosphere, the Festival of Running has something for everyone.