Hot garlic bread, steaming bowls of delicious soup, roasting pig, local venison, salmon on bagels and locally brewed beer – just some of the treats which will be on offer at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running on Sunday 3 October! Runners and spectators at this year’s Festival will join the celebrations for Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink though the addition of the Baxters Highland Food and Drink Fayre, giving everyone the opportunity to taste some of the excellent produce from around the Highlands.
Baxters own head chef, David King, will be on hand sharing his cooking tips and offering tastings of their range of soups and condiments along with a range of local food and drink producers
The Baxters Highland Food and Drink Fayre is in the new event village and finish line for all races in the Bught Park. A short walk from Inverness city centre, the event village is the best place to see runners cross the finish line for all events including the Marathon, the River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge, the 5K Fun Run and, for the first time this year, the Wee Nessie.
Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer at EventScotland, the national events agency, said: “Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of running is an exciting event which we are delighted to be supporting through the EventScotland International programme and as part of Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink. The addition of the Baxters Highland Food and Drink Fayre provides participants, who will be running along the shores of the world’s most famous loch, with the opportunity to sample the very best of Highland produce. As one of the largest participatory sporting events in Scotland, it is a fantastic celebration of athleticism, one which contributes toward making Scotland the perfect stage for events.”