The Inverness Half Marathon is an established race along the banks of the River Ness in the Scottish Highlands which has an emphasis on inclusivity and fun. Known for the beautiful scenery which you’ll encounter along the course, the Half Marathon is a great experience for runners and spectators alike. If you’re not quite up to the Half Marathon but you’d still like to take part, you can enter the 5-kilometre fun run either for charity or just for pure personal enjoyment.
The event takes place at 12.30pm on Sunday 12th March and begins at Bught Road, parallel to the River Ness. If you’d like to enter the race, please head to the official website and follow instructions on how to enter in advance as no entries on the day are permitted for the Half Marathon. The race ends at the Queens Park Stadium at Inverness Sports Centre. If you’d like to spectate, then this is a great place to stand and cheer on the participants as they complete this amazing personal achievement. If you’re planning on attending the event, either to run or to spectate, please bear in mind that the roads will be closed for the runners. It’s therefore advisable to park some distance away from the city centre and allow time to walk to the start of the race.
If you’re going to participate in either the Half Marathon of the 5k Fun Run, why not consider raising some funds for a charity while you’re doing it? The official race charity is Highland Hospice which is the only hospice which cares for adults in the Scottish Highlands. You can find out more about the work they do here. If you’d like to enter the race but haven’t run a half marathon before, check out the handy Training Zone on the website which gives you a training programme to get you in shape.
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While you’re in the Highlands for the race, why not extend your stay so that you can check out some of the amazing scenery in this wonderful area, including: Loch Kinellan, Touchstone Maze and the Blackmuir Woods …. and don’t forget to visit the Loch Ness Monster!
To find out more information about the race, please head to the official website where you’ll be able to check out the essential information you need to know if you’d like to compete, view the race route and find out detailed directions to the course.
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