Loch Ness Marathon, 10K & 5K 2024

29 September 2024
  • 10k
  • 5k
  • Marathon

2024 Loch Ness Marathon, 10K & 5K

Starting in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland, the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2024 follows a spectacular point-to-point route along the world-famous Loch Ness, across the River Ness, finishing in Inverness, the capital city of the Highlands. Bringing family and friends? There’s plenty to entertain runners and spectators over the weekend with a free Sports Expo, Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, live music, kids’ activities and a Wee Nessie for under-5s.

Top 100: Rated by Runners World UK as one of the 100 best races in the world (hand-picked by a panel of athletes and experts in 2022).

The Scottish city of Inverness is our base for this fabulous festival of running. Home to stunning scenery; take a stroll along the Ness Islands or search for the mysterious Loch Ness Monster! Known affectionately as Nessie, a creature that according to Scottish folklore lives in Loch Ness. Are you a fan of the show Outlander? Did you know many of the scenes were filmed in Inverness! There’s much to explore and do!

If you reside in North America or would like to book our five or seven night Loch Ness Marathon Package, please book through our USA office or contact Karen Hoch.

The Loch Ness Marathon is an AbbottWMM Marathon Tours & Travel World Age Group Qualifying Race.

Meals Included

Meals Included

Daily breakfasts & pre-race dinner



Guidance & support from our team

Trip Extension

Trip Extension

Five and seven night packages avalable upon request



Excellent Inverness hotel for 3 nights



Guaranteed race entry with a choice of distance available

Celebration Party

Celebration Party

Post-race celebration



Shake-out run & Escorted trip to race activities

Travel Package Information

  • Itinerary

    • 2024 Loch Ness Marathon Package/3 Nights/27th - 30th September 2024

      Friday 27 September 2024
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      Arrival Day 

      Make your own way to the charming Glen Mohr Hotel in Inverness and check in for your 3 nights stay. The rest of the day is free to explore until we gather for the “Welcome to the Highlands” party. A 10-minute bus ride will bring us to Bogbain Farms, where in addition to a typical Scottish dinner you will taste some of the best malt whisky the Scottish Highlands has to offer, including Glenmorangie, The Dalmore, Tomatin, The Singleton of Glen Ord and Dalwhinnie.  While enjoying sips of these fine whiskey’s you will be entertained with the history, stories and music of the Scottish Highlands.

      Dinner this evening will be on your own to enjoy one of the many establishments within walking distance of your hotel.


      Saturday 28 September 2024
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      Shakeout Run, Expo & Pasta Dinner

      Join us this morning for a short shakeout run prior to breakfast. After breakfast we will walk to the nearby Loch Ness Marathon Expo and Event Village in Bught Park (approximately one mile). The rest of the day is at your leisure. Tonight join us for a pre-race pasta dinner at our hotel.

      (Breakfast and dinner included)

      Sunday 29 September 2024
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      Race Day and celebrations!

      Breakfast will be available early.  Those running the marathon will depart early for a leisure one mile walk to Bught Park where we will board the marathon buses to the start.  If you are participating in the 10K, taxis will be ordered to take you to the start.  If you are participating in the 5K, you will walk to Bught Park where it starts. All races finish at Bught Park where you can enjoy the running festival once you cross the finish line. Tonight we will gather for a post-race celebration and reception!

      (Breakfast included)

      Monday 30 September 2024
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      Departure Day

      Taxis can easily be ordered via the reception desk at the Glen Mhor. Unless you have booked extra nights with us then we say thank you for joining us. It’s not goodbye but instead we’ll see you next time as we hope you will join us for another Marathon Tours & Travel trip.

      (Breakfast included)

      Itinerary is subject to change.

  • Extensions

    • If you would like to book our five or seven night Loch Ness Marathon Package, please book through our USA office or contact Karen Hoch.

  • Packages & Rates

    • Guaranteed Loch Ness Marathon 2024 Entry 

      We are pleased to offer you guaranteed entry for the Loch Ness Marathon 2024 events. You can buy entry from Marathon Tours & Travel if you also buy the accommodation package from us. Refer to optional extras below.

      Our Loch Ness Marathon 2024 packages include:

      • Stay at Hotel Glen Mhor Inverness for 3 nights
      • Daily breakfasts, except arrival day
      • Hotel taxes
      • Short shake-out run (Saturday)
      • Escorted walk to Expo & Event Village for race pack collection (Saturday)
      • Pre-race dinner (Saturday)
      • Post-race celebration (Sunday)
      • Guidance and support from Marathon Tours & Travel team in Inverness

      A longer stay?

      If you would like to book our five or seven night Loch Ness Marathon Package, please book through our USA office or contact Karen Hoch.

      All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling
      Glen Mohr Hotel - 3 nights from 27th September, 2024Double OccupancySingle Occupancy
      Classic Room - Single bedN/A£895
      Classic Riverview Room£630£1105
      Deluxe Riverview Room£670£1185
      Optional Extras
      All prices are per person in UK pounds sterling
      Loch Ness Marathon £70
      Loch Ness 10K£37
      Loch Ness 5K£20
      Extra Nights - post tripOn Request
  • Hotels

    • The Glen Mhor Hotel, which occupies a row of converted Victorian houses along the River Ness, offers a comfortable stay in the center of Inverness. This charming hotel is a five-minute walk from Inverness Castle and many local restaurants and pubs. Each of the rooms is distinctive and has its own character. You will find them warm and cozy with amenities such as a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee maker and free Wi-Fi.

      Room Types
      Single rooms sleep 1 adult in the room with 1 bed.
      Double rooms sleep 2 adults in the room with 1  bed.
      Twin rooms sleep 2 adults in the room with 2 single beds.

      Classic  rooms
      Rooms are small, inner-facing bedrooms with 1 Single bed. Suitable only for 1 occupant.

      Classic Riverview Rooms
      Spacious rooms, this stylish room category, offers a double bed or twin beds and spectacular views of the River Ness.

      Deluxe Riverview Rooms
      Elegant and very spacious rooms, this stylish room category, offers a double bed or twin beds and spectacular views of the River Ness.

      There are no elevators at this property so if you require a ground level room, please be sure to inform us.


  • Event Information

    • Enter the Loch Ness Marathon 2024 with Marathon Tours & Travel

      Race Date: Sunday 29 September 2024

      Course: The Loch Ness Marathon follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside the world famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continuing through stunning Highland scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, capital city of the Highlands. Course map – here. Elevation chart – here.

      Weather: Average temperatures range between 10 to 16 deg C (50 to 60 deg F).


      Loch Ness Marathon 2024 – Ages 18 years or over

      River Ness 10K – Ages 18 years or over

      River Ness 5K – All ages welcome

      Awards: Every runner receives a commemorative finisher’s medal, finisher’s technical t-shirt, goody bag, electronic timing (except for the 5K), complimentary post-race food, transport to the start of the Marathon and a fantastic festival at the Finish.

      Event difficulty: Moderate. The start area offers no protection from the Highlands weather and will require additional layers of clothing to stay warm while you wait.

  • Registration & Booking

    • Conditions of Sale

      Please note we cannot sell race entry without accommodation package. Race entry is not refundable.

      If you wish to make any changes to your reservations, administration and/or service fees might apply. For our general T&C’s please see here.

      How to Book 

      To make your booking, click on the book now button, ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

      Please read all the important information. If you have any questions please contact us.


      When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically.

      Travel advice

      Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for UK’s current entry restrictions and requirements. Advice for the UK is available here – UK travel advice

      Travel Insurance

      Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy also covers you to participate in running events.

      Security Policy

      Marathon Tours & Travel’s security policy requires that anyone staying in our room block must be registered as part of our package. If a registered client attempts to house a non-registered guest and/or invite them to attend any of our scheduled activities, the registered guest’s tour package will be forfeited and parties may be denied access to future tours. Please note that no exceptions will be made as this policy will be strictly enforced.

      Starting Pens and Bib Numbers

      Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the Loch Ness Marathon 2024 events we have no influence over the allocation of starting times and bib numbers.

      Closer to the event we will send you instructions which will allow you to complete the registration process for your chosen Loch Ness Marathon 2024 event. Once you have finalised the registration process, the race organisers will allocate you a starting time and bib based on the information provided.

      Race Rules and Terms of Participation

      Our itinerary and details regarding the race are based on current information available at the time this package was released for sale. Whilst we expect the details to remain correct, changes are possible and will be confirmed nearer to the trip after the race organisers have confirmed final instructions. All race rules and procedures need to be followed.

  • Seven Continents Club ®

    • The Seven Continents Club®️ (SCC) offers a unique opportunity for runners to run on all seven continents of the globe, as well as providing numerous benefits to its members. The club operates as a global frequent traveller club for runners, offering waitlist priority for high-demand events, early pre-registration periods for a number of races in popular destinations and tour package vouchers for money off international tour packages. What’s more, Seven Continents Club®️ rewards all its members for the extraordinary achievement of running marathons on each continent with their own special finishers medal and certificate of completion. Join the SCC today!

  • Abbott World Marathon Majors Age Group Qualifying Race

    • This event is an Abbott World Marathon Majors Marathon Tours & Travel Age Group World Championship Qualifying Race. If you achieve the automatic qualifying time for your age group, found here, you’ll be invited to the 2025 Age Group World Championship race (destination still to be announced). For more information on the Age Group World Rankings and Championship click here.

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