From London to Loch Ness, marathon routes could not be much more different. That’s why the organisers of this year’s Baxters Loch Ness Marathon are inviting runners worldwide to compare the streets of London with the country roads of Loch Ness.
There are great marathons around the world, many of them particularly marked by their setting, and Baxters Loch Ness Marathon ranks right alongside them.
Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running takes place on Sunday, 30th September, and has again been voted by Runners World readers as one of the greatest marathons in the country.
Runners start the race in the wildness of moorland towards the south end of the iconic loch. The route passes through stunning open countryside down into the quietness of lochside miles, through supportive local villages and into Inverness over the beautiful River Ness to the finish line.
Entry is open for the 2012 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running including the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon, Baxters River Ness 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge, River Ness 5K Fun Run and Wee Nessie. Entry is guaranteed for all marathon runners until 1st July or sooner if race limit is reached, although charity and club runner places will still be available after this date. To enter any of the races or for further information visit www.lochnessmarathon.com.
Paul Bush OBE, chief operating officer for the national events agency EventScotland, said: “The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running is a fantastic event, which will undoubtedly capture the imagination of both participants and spectators in this Olympic year. Scotland is the perfect events stage, and what better location than the stunning Loch Ness to take on a marathon, with spectacular views and a challenging but hugely rewarding route.”
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