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Last call for entries for Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running in Inverness as deadline of September 19 looms – the event takes place on October 3 and includes the marathon, Baxters River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge and Baxters River Ness 5K with enhanced safety measures and coronavirus guidelines in place


By Ian Duncan


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The start of a previous race at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running.
The start of a previous race at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running.

Those wishing to take part in Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running have until Sunday, September 19, to sign up.

The event, which takes place on Sunday, October 3, includes the marathon, Baxters River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge and Baxters River Ness 5K.

Making its return for the first time since 2019, the event will have enhanced safety measures and Covid-19 guidelines in place.

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.

The Event Village will also be back for the weekend, with highlights including a Sports Expo and a festival on race day with street food and a pipe band.

Malcolm Sutherland, event & race director of Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running, said: “We’re so excited for the return of the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and 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.

“Of course, there will be Covid safety measures in place and all participants will receive guidelines outlining these measures.

“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.

“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 October 3.”

To enter the Baxters River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge or Baxters River Ness 5K, please visit here.

Discounted entry for the Baxters River Ness 5K is also available for schools and youth groups and clubs and is open to all ages and running abilities. For details of how to enter your team, please email: info@lochnessmarathon.com

• Entries close on September 19 unless race capacity is reached sooner, with limited 5K entries available on the event weekend.


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