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Loch Ness Challenge

Gear up for Loch Ness Challenge

Spring date set for rescheduled full-circle sporting challenge

Organisers of the Loch Ness Challenge, a new three-day running or cycling event which follows the Loch Ness 360° trail, have confirmed that the event will take place over the weekend of 20/21 May.

The inaugural LNC was set to take place in 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic.

The event, created by Visit Inverness Loch Ness (VILN) and sponsored by SSE Renewables, consists of the Loch Ness Marathon Challenge, the Loch Ness Ultra Marathon Challenge and the Loch Ness Mountain Bike Challenge.

The Marathon Challenge covers three marathons over the course of three days, totalling 129K and an ascent of more than 3000m along the Great Glen Way and South Loch Ness Trail around Loch Ness. Alternatively, participants can opt to take part in one or two of the marathons. 

The Ultra Marathon Challenge covers the three marathons but with a time limit of 24 hours, starting on Saturday, 21 May. 

The Bike Challenge covers the same distance on Sunday, 22 May.

Set in some of the most splendid scenery Scotland has to offer, organisers promise the event will be a ‘challenge with a view that you’ll never forget’.

Michael Golding, CEO of Visit Inverness Loch Ness, told runABC Scotland: “With the inaugural Loch Ness Challenge originally planned to take place back in 2020, we are really excited to finally get going. To be able to welcome people back to this spectacular part of the world and showcase our fantastic Loch Ness 360° route will be really special after all this time.”

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