The Magic Of Mhor
You'll be hard pushed to find a better organised, more scenic marathon than this one...
"From start to finish this is exceptional. No time pressures so it’s just about getting the miles done and enjoying it. If you are apprehensive don’t be, sign up and brace yourself for an emotional event you’ll never forget." Well, if that doesn't inspire you to take on the beautiful challenge that is Mhor Marathon, then I am not sure what will!
This year's event will take place on 6 August and it promises to be every bit as stunning, well-organised and memorable as ever. Undoubtedly one of the country's most beautiful races it boasts some of the most spectacular scenery Scotland has to offer.
Participants are rewarded with views of Loch Lubnaig, Loch Voil and Loch Doine as they follow the path of the River Leny and River Balvaig all the time surrounded by the breathtaking mountainous landscape of the Trossachs. To top it all off they are then rewarded with award-winning Mhor hospitality at the finish line.
Speaking in encouragement to those considering entering, organisers said: "It could be your first or your 51st marathon. Have you asked yourself what you actually want out of completing that distance? Plodding the same tarmac streets in a suburban setting, or getting out into the country and exploring what Scotland has to offer?
"Take your mind off the relentless miles with the amazing views and quirky points that the Mhor Marathon has to offer, you won't be disappointed. It’s a no brainer for us at Run Mhor! Don't fancy the full distance, then take on the relay option with a friend."
And if these superlative quotes aren't quite enough to push you into entering, how about this one from 2022 participant, Philip Kammer: "Everything about the Mhor Marathon is impressive; the course; the organisation, attention to detail, the care for participants. There is no doubt that all of this success on the day is the result of the skillful, enthusiastic team work by the superb Mhor Marathon Team.
"Thank you all for the cheery smiles, sustenance and kind words at moments of need! Much appreciated. There is nothing in your wonderful event that requires changing. Your formula for Mhor success is precious. Guard it well as I look forward to 2023."
If you'd like to know more, visit the Run Mhor website.
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