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Volunteers sought for new Loch Ness 360 cycling and running challenge


By Gregor White

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The Loch Ness 360 challenge takes place at the end of May.
The Loch Ness 360 challenge takes place at the end of May.

Visit Inverness Loch Ness is launching the first ever Loch Ness 360 cycling and running challenge and wants volunteers to lend a hand.

The challenge will take place between Friday and Sunday, May 29-31 of this year, comprising five challenges of three marathons over the three days, a bike challenge and an ultramarathon – where participants are challenged to run 80 miles around Loch Ness within 24 hours.

Organisers are currently looking for volunteer marshals to ensure the event over both the Great Glen Way and the South Loch Ness Trail runs smoothly.

The volunteers will assist in activities such as registration, aid station support and event marshalling within the Event Village in Dores, and out on the event routes.

Marshalling would take place overnight on May 30 for the ultramarathon which is timed to start at 10pm.

There would also be an early morning start for the bike challenge which is timetabled to get under way at 5am on May 31.

There are a number of different shifts available and volunteers from charities and community groups are welcome, with Visit Inverness Loch Ness able to make a financial donation to groups providing 10 or more volunteers.

You can sign up at www.lochness-360.com, or get in touch with the team by emailing events@visitiln.com



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