Run Scotland Rannoch Marathon 2017
Sunday 15th October 2017
Location: Kinloch Rannoch
MARATHON £35 Unattached and £33 club runners.
HALF MARATHON – ENTRIES OPENING SOON
MARATHON STARTS AT 9.30am
& HALF MARATHON STARTS AT 10.30am
ALL NUMBERS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE DAY FROM REGISTRATION – RANNOCH VILLAGE HALL
The race will be held under UK Athletics Rules – license to be applied for through Scottish Athletics
The course was measured in June 2015 by a UKA certified course measurer.
MARATHON COURSE RECORD
MARATHON – 2:34:45 Lee Muir 2015 (Women – 3:13:03 Keren MacPherson 2015)
The course is on open roads but traffic very light and ideal for runners as the course relatively flat all the way round Loch Rannoch.
Your entry fee includes: entry to the race/race number, chip timing, water stations every 3 miles, refreshments and finishers T-shirt and medal.
*Half Marathon entry fee includes bus to the start*
Kinloch Rannoch can be found right in the very centre of Scotland, just two hours drive from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. It is well located for an idyllic getaway and has plenty on offer for those seeking adventure, breathtaking scenery or simply to relax and unwind.
The loch stretches 10 miles (16 km) from Kinloch Rannoch to Bridge of Gaur in the west and has a recorded depth of 440 ft. The course consist of a run around the relatively flat perimeter of the loch, as well as some more undulating landscape.
RANNOCH MARATHON COURSE MAP (in KM)
Water Stations highlighted in yellow
MORE ABOUT THE AREA
The loch stretches 10 miles (16 km) from Kinloch Rannoch to Bridge of Gaur in the west and has a recorded depth of 440 ft. Loch Rannoch lies on the traditional main route north to the west coast of Scotland, known famously as the Road to the Isles. However, major road construction in the 19th century has bypassed it leaving the area unspoiled and unchanged.
The village of Kinloch Rannoch is a good place from which to start exploring the Clan Trail. A series of interesting story boards have been placed at accessible points around the loch shore that tell the fascinating tales of clans prominent in the district before the 19th and 20th centuries. There is also a Crannog (artificial island) near the far west of the loch which was used in the 18th century as a base for outlawed members of the MacGregor Clan.
The 22 mile (35 km) road circuit around the loch is perfect for cycling as it’s completely flat and relatively traffic free. Sandy beaches on the north shore are an ideal excuse for a rest or picnic and offer breathtaking views.
The surrounding Rannoch area offers excellent walking, from woodland paths in Rannoch Forest and quiet loch side rambles to the dramatic wild peaks and cross country routes of the Great Moor of Rannoch.