Info: New entries for this event closed on Friday 18th March 2022.
Loch Ness Challenge powered by SSE Renewables
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:
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
Bike Challenge - 22nd May 2022
For all keen off road bikers, the Bike Challenge will start from the village of Dores early morning on the third and final day of the LochNess360ﹾ Challenge.
The route will leave the village and head towards Inverness on the South Loch Ness Trail. At Inverness it will link up to the Great Glen Way on the north side and follow the route of the trail (on the low route) all the way to the village of Fort Augustus at the southern end of Loch Ness. Here the route switches back on to the South Loch Ness Trail and heads steeply up hill to the Glendoe Hydro Works entrance and along the South Loch Ness Trail to Whitebridge and then continues to follow the rute of the South LOch Ness Trail to the finish at Dores.
Bike Challenge: Full Loch Ness 360 - 129km (80 miles) / over 2,500 metres
Start: Dores - 5am
First cut off: Drumnadochit – 9am (4hrs)
Second cut off: Fort Augustus – 1pm (8hrs)
Third cut off: Foyers - 4pm (11hrs)
Finish: Dores - 7pm latest
For more details and to enter please go to www.lochness360.com/lochnesschallenge