Final call for Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running
Sunday deadline for 10K and marathon entries
Any runners still hoping to take part in Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running only have until Sunday night (19 September) to take the plunge before entries close.
The festival, which takes place on Sunday 3 October 2021, includes the Marathon, Baxters River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge and Baxters River Ness 5K.
Typically attracting runners from around the globe, this year will see participants primarily from across the UK descend upon the Highland capital for one of the world's most scenic marathons.
With enhanced safety measures and COVID guidelines in place across the festival, organisers have confirmed that the Event Village will be making a return, with highlights including a Sports Expo and a Festival on race day, along with street food and a pipe band.
The last edition of the festival in 2019 had a record 9500 registered runners, who together raised £1.04million for charity.
Malcolm Sutherland, Event & Race Director of Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, told runABC Scotland: "We're so excited for the return of the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running and to welcome everyone back to beautiful Loch Ness. It's always great to see so many different people and abilities come together to enjoy the races and this year will be even more special.”
He added: "We're now taking the last entries for the event so if you've been thinking about taking part in our 5K or 10K, then get involved! There are also some charity spaces still available in the marathon, which are a great way to raise money for fantastic charities, including our official charity, Macmillan Cancer Support. Limited places for the Baxters River Ness 5K will also be available on race weekend.”
"We wish all runners the best of luck with their final weeks of training and fundraising, and look forward to seeing them on the start line on 3rd October."
Image courtesy of Baxters Loch Ness Marathon