Experience breathtaking scenery along the shores of Loch Ness, varied distances and a festival atmosphere. Join #TeamMacmillan and receive a technical running top, excellent fundraising support and post-race hospitality.
The centuries-old legend of the Loch Ness Monster is a story that continues to run. Along with the scenic beauty of the area, it has been responsible for attracting visitors to this fascinating part of Scotland for many years.
The opportunity to put such a memorable marathon on their record, one with such a unique story to tell, has proven too strong a pull for thousands of runners of all abilities. With a hot meal and entertainment awaiting you at the finish, plus fantastic technical t-shirt included in your entry fee, the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon also offers genuine value for money.
Runners at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon are taking on the challenge for many reasons: to raise money for good causes, to have fun and enjoy the fantastic setting, to experience the camaraderie, and to achieve their own personal goals.
"Stunning! Beautiful event, very well organised. Beautiful downhill start then undulating route with no major surprises... Highly recommend this event, for me it's up there with Snowdonia... Absolutely loved every minute of it." - Julie Rarity
"My first marathon and I am still buzzing about it now! It was an amazing experience from start to finish. Scenery is ace, atmosphere is ace.. If you only do one Marathon in Scotland make it this one!" - Hayley Willison
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Whether you’re a runner or a spectator, there is plenty for you to enjoy at the Event Village (free entry for all) throughout the entire weekend including our Runners’ Café, Sports Expo, Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, pipe bands, live music and kids’ activities.
Organisers of the Loch Ness Marathon encourage you to take part on behalf of one of these worthy causes.
Baxters River Ness 10K; 10K Corporate Challenge; 5K Fun Run; and Wee Nessie.
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Around 360,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. Macmillan wants to ensure no one faces cancer alone and helps with emotional, physical and financial support from diagnosis to treatment and beyond.
£30 raised could enable a small macmillan support centre to be run for one hour or £50 can help fund their online forum for an hour.
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