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Baxters Loch Ness marathon and festival of running to take place this weekend after two years of delays due to pandemic

By Imogen James

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On Sunday 3 October, the popular running event will finally return after two years of delays due to coronavirus. The event hosts the Baxters Loch Ness marathon, Baxters river ness 10k and corporate 10, and the river ness 5k run.

Almost 5000 people have signed up for the marathon this year - with 45.7 per-cent of those being from outside Scotland.

The weekend will host the Event Village at Bught park which has a sports expo, pipers and street food stalls for participants and spectators to enjoy.

The marathon route runs along Loch Ness, starting between Fort Augustus and Whitebridge, then moving along the south eastern shores of the loch to the river ness for the finish line in Inverness.

Event & Race Director, Malcolm Sutherland, said “We are so excited to finally welcome back runners to Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running!

“Of course, we have thorough Covid safety measures in place following Scottish Government guidelines. A Covid guide and an information video have now been sent to all participants and we appreciate everyone’s support in adhering to this guidance.”

Baxters are excited about the return of their event and wish all the participants luck for the weekend.

Road closures will be in place on Sunday between 7am and 4:30pm. All attendees are encouraged to be dropped off, or use recommendednded parking areas provided online.

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