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Loch Ness 24 Runners

Challenge Yourself For CHSS

24hrs to conquer distances you never thought possible on banks of Loch Ness - this is charity running like never before...

We bring you news of a brand new challenge to arrive on Scottish shores… the iconic shores of Loch Ness to be exact! Yes, Nessie better get ready for a party this summer (27-28 August) as LOCH NESS 24, an epic 24hr solo or team relay trail race is preparing to welcome runners to the banks of the world's most famous loch.

The aim of the game is to lock up as many 7K laps as you can on the spectacular trail route that takes in pine forests, pebble beaches and grassy hillsides. But don't worry, the vibe is a relaxed one - take a break anytime you need, soak up the camaraderie at the event village and camp out under the stars in this breathtaking location.

Organisers say: "Develop a strategy, utilising breaks whenever you need. With a designated campsite right next to the event base you are never far from a change of clothes, food and a place to rest your weary legs and chill.

"This is a brilliant way to try for longer distances than you're used to in a controlled environment. You won't be stranded in the middle of nowhere with no way home when you smash your distance record."

The relaxed, festival-like ethos of this event belies the fact that this is still an epic challenge of endurance and one that is a fantastic option if you are considering running for charity this year, in fact the event offers free tickets for those who opt to run for one of its charity partners such as Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS).

One in five people in Scotland are living with a chest, heart or stroke condition – including Long Covid. You can sign up for a free 'Charity Pledge Place' ticket and pledge to raise a minimum of £175 for CHSS at the Loch Ness 24. In doing so you will help people across Scotland get the support they desperately need to recover after a life-changing diagnosis. You’ll be helping them do more than survive – you’ll help them really live.

If you would like to know more about the event then visit the website here.

Image: Loch Ness 24

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