Baxters Loch Ness Marathon – 2023 Registration & 2022 Results

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Inverness, Scotland October 1, 2023 Registration Closed

The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon is an annual marathon race held in Inverness, Scotland. Held at the beginning of October, the race event is held along the famous Loch Ness. The event includes a full marathon, 10K race, Corporate challenge, 5K fun run and Kids run Wee Nessi. Attracting over 8000 participants it is considered one of the most beautiful courses to run.

The Loch Ness Marathon supports several charities including Macmillan Cancer Support which is the lead charity partner.

Course records are held by Tomas Abyu (2:20:50) and Dinknesh Mekash Tefera (02:46:37).


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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon:

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Marathon River Ness 10K@ River Ness 5K Wee Nessi
Distance 42.2km 10km 5Km 800 mtrs
Race Date October 1, 2023 October 1, 2023 October 1, 2023 October 1, 2023
Start Time 10:00 am 10:30 am 9:30 am 9:45 am
Eligibility Criterion 18 years & above 15 years & above All ages allowed Ages 5 & Under
Fees* (Regular/ UK Club/ International) £ 65 & Up £ 32 & Up £ 15 & Up £ 5 & Up
Fees* (Scottish Athletics Member/ 5K Initiative/ Corporate Challenge) £ 63 & Up £ 30 & Up £ 10 & Up
Fees* (Charity)# £ 35 & Up
Registration*** Registration closed Registration closed Registration closed Registration closed
Expo Details Date: 30th September (10am – 6pm)
Venue:Event Village, Bught Park, Inverness IV3 5SQ

* Fees is time sensitive i.e. will go up as we get closer to race date. Fees does not include Active.com processing fees.
** Fees also applicable for Corporate Challenge.
*** Fees also applicable for 5K Initiative.
# All charity runners need to pledge to raise a minimum of £400
@ 10K also has the Corporate Challenge available for teams of 4-6 runners.


Route/Course Map

Please check information about the course maps & other details for the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2023 below.

Marathon River Ness 10K River Ness 5K
Course Map FM Course Map 10K Course Map 5K Course Map

The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon route is a POINT TO POINT course for the Full Marathon & 10K while the 5K and Wee Nessie are OUT & BACK courses with the below mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Marathon Between Fort Augustus and Foyers Bught park
10K Culduthel Avenue Bught park
5K & Wee Nessie Bught park Bught park

 

 


Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2023 is detailed below. Awards are equal for Male and Female participants

Full Marathon

Open
1st: £1500 & Baxters Stag
2nd: £750 & Quaich
3rd: £500 & Quaich
4th: £200 & Quaich
5th: £100 & Quaich

Veterans (40+ years)
1st: £100, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
2nd: £65, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
3rd: £35, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich

Veterans (50+ years)
1st: £100, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
2nd: £65, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
3rd: £35, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich

Veterans (60+ years)
1st: £100, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
2nd: £65, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
3rd: £35, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich

10K

Open
1st: £400 & Quaich
2nd: £200 & Quaich
3rd: £100 & Quaich

Veterans (40+ years)
1st: £70, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
2nd: £30, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
3rd: £20, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich

Veterans (50+ years)
1st: £70, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
2nd: £30, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
3rd: £20, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich

Veterans (60+ years)
1st: £70, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
2nd: £30, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich
3rd: £20, Run 4 It vouchers & Quaich

10K Corporate Challenge

1st: Trophy
2nd: Trophy
3rd: Trophy


2022 and Earlier Edition Results

Results


Important Points

1. Reduced entry fees: All schools, youth clubs and disability groups are eligible to enter teams into the River Ness 5K and receive reduced entry fees.

2. Registration

  • For Marathon: Registration for guaranteed general entry is open until 17 July 2023. After that only charity places are available. For club runners and overseas runners registration is open until 18 September 2023, unless race capacity is reached sooner. No race weekend entries are allowed.
  • River Ness 10K/ Corporate Challenge: Registration is open for the River Ness 10K until 18 September 2023 unless race capacity is reached sooner.
  • River Ness 5K: Registration is open for the River Ness 5K until 24 September 2023 unless race capacity is reached sooner. Limited entries are available over race weekend subject to race capacity.

3. Transferability of Registration:

  • Registration is transferable (to another person) but the transfer must be completed by 16 July 2023. Refund (minus transfer fee) would be issued once the new runner has claimed the transfer and paid the full entry fee online. Please check terms & conditions for more information.
  • Registration to another race distance is possible subject to race capacity. Registration fees would need to be paid again and you need to register online until 18 September 2023 (Marathon and 10K) and 24 September 2023 (5K and Wee Nessie).

4. Elite Running spots: A limited number of free entries for elite runners are offered to those who have achieved the standards specified here within the 24 months prior to the race. Times must have been recorded in a licensed race with accredited course measurement. Please contact info@lochnessmarathon.com before 18 September 2023. Read more about Elite Entry Criteria here.

5. Bib/ race Pack collection: All marathon runners collecting their race pack must bring their photo ID. If participant is unable to attend Registration themselves, they can send someone on their behalf with photo ID of participant, photo ID of proxy along with signed letter of authorisation from participant.

6. Bus service to start line: All marathon runners are transported by bus to the marathon start from Inverness Ice Centre on Bught Drive, Inverness IV3 5SR. Buses depart from 07.30-07.50 and the journey takes around one hour. For those staying around Loch Ness, buses also pick up from a limited number of locations. Pre-booking is essential. Return transport is not provided to these specific locations after the race.

7. Headphones: Wearing headphones or earphones is NOT permitted in any of the races under Scottish and UK Athletics rules. However headphones or earphones that use bone conductor technology are allowed.

8. Aid stations: There are 7 water stations along the marathon course and water is provided in 330ml recyclable plastic bottles. High5 Energy Gels would also be provided on marathon route on limited aid stations.

9. Toilets: Portable toilets are available at the start and at every water station along the marathon route. There are also available at the Event Village and the bus departure point.

10. Cut off limits: The Marathon starts at 10.00 and the race cut-off time is 7 hours (till 5pm). Roads along the final 3 miles in Inverness start to re-open from 4.30pm and finish line closes by 5pm.

11. Massage is available during registration on Saturday and after the race on Sunday at the Event Village.

12. Buggies: Buggies are not allowed in the marathon or 10K but are welcome in the 5K and Wee Nessie.

Contact Information

  • Email: info@lochnessmarathon.com
  • Phone: 07549 331473
  • Website: https://lochnessmarathon.com/
  • Post: Loch Ness Marathon, PO Box 26, Muir of Ord, IV6 7WZ
  • Registered Address: Loch Ness Marathon, Alder House, Cradlehall Business Park, Inverness, IV2 5GH

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