Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Loch Ness Marathon Open For Entries

Join the fun at the 2023 outing of the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running...

One of the UK's best-loved events will 'come of age' in 2023 as Baxters Loch Ness Marathon turns 21 this October. Entries are open now for the ever-popular event which will this year take place on 1 October.

Renowned for being one of the most scenic and beautiful marathons in the world following a spectacular point-to-point route alongside Loch Ness, it is no surprise the event is on the bucket list of so many runners around the world!

It's no problem if marathons aren’t your thing because this is a 'festival of running.' There’s the Baxters River Ness 10K, 5K and Wee Nessie kids' race to choose from. In fact with a choice of race distances, party atmosphere, expo, runners cafe, live music, pipe band, street food and kids activities, this autumn extravaganza really does have all bases covered.

You could even make a weekend of it and head to the Highlands with family or friends. The area is steeped in history, home to castles, whisky distilleries, misty mountains and, of course, Nessie herself. Activities in the Scottish Highlands range from challenging hill walks to kayaking, dolphin spotting boat trips and distillery visits.

But don’t just take our word for it. Speaking after 2022's race a participant commented: "The Loch Ness Marathon was my first every marathon and it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Don't just think about it... do it!"

And let's not forget, Vassos Alexander (sports presenter, endurance runner and author) said of the marathon: "You’ll struggle to find a prettier marathon course anywhere in the world… In fact you can try, but you won’t manage it! Stunning doesn’t do it justice.”

Grab your spot on the start line today as guaranteed entry for all races is open now.

Image: Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

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