Race organisers of the Baxters Loch Ness & Marathon & Festival
of Running have announced that international runners will have
guaranteed places in this year’s Loch Ness Marathon and River Ness 10K,
which takes place on Sunday 2nd October in the Scottish Highlands.
All entry is online at www.lochnessmarathon.com.
International runners have up until 1st September to enter, although
organisers are expecting a larger field this year and are encouraging
runners to enter early to avoid disappointment.
This year’s Festival of Running is promising to be one of sporting
prowess, fun and festivities with Scottish Highland hospitality at its
very best. The race weekend kicks off with a pre-race Baxters Pasta
Party, and race day celebrations with pipes & drums, Scottish
ceilidh bands, and a Monster Highland BBQ at the finish line.
2nd best UK running event
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon was recently voted 2nd best UK
running event in 2004 in an online poll for Runners World (UK)
magazine, with the River Ness 10K voted 6th.
Malcolm Sutherland, Race Director, said: “With the marathon, 10K and
5K Fun Run we now have a race for everyone, which combined with the
spectacular Highland scenery, and festival atmosphere has captured the
imagination of runners worldwide. We’ve had excellent feedback from our
runners and with plans already well underway for 2005, we are expecting
a large field again this year.”
Inverness, the historic Highland capital and gateway to the Scottish
Highlands, has daily flights, train and bus services from London,
Edinburgh, Glasgow and most other major UK cities. For further
information on travelling to Inverness and Scotland visit: www.lochnessmarathon.com/info
For further race information and to enter online for the Baxters
Loch Ness Marathon, River Ness 10K or River Ness 5K Fun Run visit:
Or call: +44 (0)870 127 8000 (national call rates apply)
98% would take part again
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon was voted 2nd best UK running event
in 2004 in an online poll for Runners World (UK) magazine, with the
Baxters River Ness 10K voted 6th. The Runners World online race survey
featured a wide range of events from throughout the UK, with readers
rating them according to a number of different criteria including
scenery, organisation and atmosphere; 98% said they would take part in
the Loch Ness Marathon again.
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running is organised
by the Scottish Community Foundation, which supports community groups,
small charities and locally-based projects across Scotland.