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A monster run - The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

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.

Larger Field

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:

www.lochnessmarathon.com

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.

www.scottishcommunityfoundation.com

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