Loch Ness Marathon 2021

Loch Ness Marathon 2021

The long awaited return of the Loch Ness Marathon and festival of running is nearly upon us!

In just a few weeks time, on the 3rd October 2021 thousands of excited runners will be on the start line to the Marathon, 10k, 5k and Wee Nessie races! Inverness is ready to safely welcome back runners from all over to run beside the famous Loch Ness.

Loch Ness Marathon

The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon featured as one of the Top 10 bucket list marathons by Runners World readers in 2016, the route takes competitors from the start line in Whitebridge a more remote part of South Loch Ness with incredible views through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Highlands, along side Loch Ness and finishes in the beautiful Highland capital of Inverness. 

Not just a marathon

The festival of running event not only hosts the marathon but a range of different races for all running abilities including a 10k, 5k and a Wee Nessie race for children aged 5 and under. It brings a wonderful atmosphere to the city with supporters and cheer squads lining the streets.

Loch Ness Marathon

Feeling inspired?

The race entries have closed for 2021, but if you feel inspired keep an eye on the Loch Ness Marathon website as no sooner as the race finishes they will undoubtedly announce the 2022 dates and entry details! There are also a number of charities you can run for to help raise funds and awareness for deserving local causes.

Loch Ness Marathon

Where to stay and what to do when you're not running!

You will be delighted to know that you have a great choice of places to stay if you are coming to Inverness for the Loch Ness Marathon, our useful "accommodation map" filters the different types of accommodation available and shows the search results on a handy map to help you see where the properties are based.

You won't be spending all the time running so you will want to find some places and attractions to visit during your stay, take a look at our "things to do" map to help you discover everything the destination has to offer!

Bus tour of Inverness

A new challenge?

Have you run the Loch Ness Marathon and looking for a new challenge for 2022? The Loch Ness 360 Challenge has an exciting Ultra marathon that loops Loch Ness or how about 3 marathons in 3 days? Take a look at all the details of all the races being held in May 2022 on the official website HERE.