2017 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running

Sunday 24th September 2017

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running: Bught Park, Inverness, United Kingdom

Distance running, Running, Marathon


  • Baxters Loch Ness Marathon - Regular Entry
  • Baxters Loch Ness Marathon - Scottish Athletic Member
  • Baxters Loch Ness Marathon - UK Club Member
  • Baxters Loch Ness Marathon - Overseas Runner
  • Baxters Loch Ness Marathon - Charity Place - Places are available via our official, lead affiliate and affiliate charities. Please contact your chosen charity for your FREE ENTRY LINK before entering online.
  • Baxters Loch Ness Marathon - Tour Operators
  • Baxters River Ness 10K - Regular Entry
  • Baxters River Ness 10K - Scottish Athletic Member
  • Baxters River Ness 10K - UK Club Member
  • Baxters River Ness 10K - Overseas Runner
  • Baxters River Ness 10K - Tour Operator
  • 10K Corporate Challenge - 10k Corporate Challenge Team
  • 10K Corporate Challenge - 10K Corporate Challenge - Non-participating team leader
  • Baxters River Ness 5K Fun Run - Regular Entry
  • Wee Nessie - Wee Nessie


Come and join over 8000 runners in the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running on 24 September 2017.

‘Breathtakingly beautiful’, ‘friendly atmosphere’, ‘stunning scenery’, ‘flawless event organisation’, ‘felt like a festival not just a race’… are just some of the comments we had from runners in 2016 so why not come and experience it for yourself?

The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point to point route alongside the iconic Scottish loch and is quite possibly one of the most stunning marathon routes anywhere in the world. It is renowned for its welcoming atmosphere to runners of all abilities and unforgettable camaraderie.

If a full-scale marathon isn’t for you, why not enter the BaxtersRiver Ness 10K? Thisflat point-to-point course, with excellent ‘pb’ potential, winds through the historic Highland capital alongside the banks of the scenic River Ness. If you prefer a team approach to sport, then the 10K Corporate Challenge for teams of 4-6 employees is the ideal race for you.


The Baxters River Ness 5K Fun Run, open to all ages and abilities, follows a scenic route alongside the picturesque River Ness to finish alongside other races at Bught Park.


Why not make a Highland weekend of it and come with family or friends?  The Festival of Running has plenty to entertain runners and spectators over the weekend with a free Sports Expo, the Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, live music, kids’ activities and a Wee Nessie for under-5s.

Event details and schedule

Event details and schedule


Saturday 23 September

10.00 - 18.00       Pre-race registration at Event Village, Bught Park, Inverness IV3 5SQ                                       (Marathon, 5K & Wee Nessie runners)

10.00 – 18.00      Sports Expo at Event Village

12.00 - 18.00       Baxters Pasta Party featuring BBC Radio Scotland’s Bryan Burnett “Carb-loading                         & Craic Show” and live music

Sunday 24 September

06.45 – 07.15      Marathon runners arrive at Bught Park for transportation to marathon start

07.30 – 07.45      Buses departing Bught Park for arrival at marathon start  

08.00 – 09.30       Pre-race registration for 5K Fun Run

08.00 – 09.45      Pre-race registration for the Wee Nessie

08.30 – 16.00      Sports Expo – open to public

09.00 – 16.00       Event Village open to public, free entry. Sports Expo, live music, family                                    activities & Baxters Food & Drink Fayre 

10.00                   Baxters Loch Ness Marathon start

10.00                   Baxters River Ness 5K Fun Run start

10.15                   Wee Nessie start

10.45                     Baxters River Ness 10K / Corporate Challenge start

12.45                     Baxters River Ness 10K prize giving

14.00                     Baxters Loch Ness Marathon prize giving


Organised by

Caledonian Concepts (Scotland) Ltd

PO Box 26, Muir of Ord

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