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LochNess360° Challenge - Marathon 1

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Friday 28th May 2021

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Entries Open
Friday 1st May 2020
Entries Close
Wednesday 26th May 2021
Entries so Far
42 Participants
Entry Fees
Entry Fee   £60.00   
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01463 219219

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LochNess360° Challenge

A new 3 day festival of running and cycling based around iconic Loch Ness on the new LochNess360ﹾ trail developed by linking the Great Glen Way on the north side of Loch Ness with the South Loch Ness Trail, completed in 2018, on the south side.

Approximately 90% of the trail is off road on a mixture of built trail, rough tracks and forest paths. Fantastic varied scenery, particularly on the South Loch Ness trail with superb views down on to Loch Ness.  

The event offers participants the choice of:

  • Running Three Marathons over three days around the whole of Loch Ness starting and finishing in the village of Dores with overnight stops after each marathon, in Drumnadrochit and Fort Augustus. 
  • Running only one or two of the marathons – you decide! 
  • The LochNess360 Ultra Marathon – running the full 129km of the LochNess360ﹾ around the loch, start and finishing in Dores. 
  • The Bike Challenge – cycling the full 129km.

The total ascent around the LochNess360ﹾ is over 3000m. Even the ‘easiest’ marathon has over 700 metres of ascent – to complete any of these events requires a high level of fitness  

Marathon 1 - 28th May 2021

Starting from Dores the route will follow the South Loch Ness Trail up on to Drumashie Moor before dropping down to Cuillard Farm on the edge of Inverness. From here it heads in to Inverness and joins the Great Glen Way at Tomnahurich Bridge. It then follows the route of the Great Glen Way all the way to the finish at Drumnadrochit.

This marathon is the 'easiest' of the three but nevertheless should not be underestimated with over 770m of ascent and a high level of fitness is required.

Start: Dores – 9am 
First cut off: Canal Crossing, Inverness – 12pm (3hrs)
Second cut off: Blackfold – 2:30pm (5.5hrs)
Finish: Tynchat, Drumnadrochit - 5pm latest
Distance: 26.2 miles (42km) / 770 metres

For more details and to enter please go to www.lochness-360.com/lochnesschallenge  

Other events in this series

Sat 29 May 21 LochNess360° Challenge - Marathon 2
Sat 29 May 21 LochNess360° Challenge - Ultra Marathon
Sun 30 May 21 LochNess360° Bike Challenge
Sun 30 May 21 LochNess360° Challenge - Marathon 3

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