Loch Ness Marathon 2023

Run 4 Cancer in this year's Loch Ness Marathon and help British families living with cancer. We have a range of free and subsidised charity places available. Simply enter your contact details below and we'll reply immediately. All our runners receive a training plan and the option of a Run 4 Cancer running vest.

  • Help families living with cancer
  • Subsidised entry fee
  • Low minimum sponsorship
  • Run with your friends

Loch Ness Marathon 2023

Since its launch in 2002, the Loch Ness Marathon has quickly become one of Britain’s favourite running events. Consistently voted by Runners World as one of the UK’s top three running events, over 8,000 participants take part each year.  It is now Britain’s fifth largest marathon!


  • 8 October 2023

The Route

The route is arguably the most appealing of any UK marathon. The 26 mile course takes in the beautiful Highland scenery along the shores of Loch Ness before crossing the River Ness towards the finish line at Inverness Queens Park Stadium.

The Marathon starts just North of Fort Augustus and then follows the B852 down to the edge of the loch at Foyers. You will then follow Loch Ness’s South-Eastern shore, making your way North-Eastwards towards Dores at the Northern edge of the loch.

After Dores, you’ll head into the centre of Inverness, traversing left over the main bridge in the centre of town. You’ll then turn left following the River Ness for the last half mile to the finish line inside the stadium – which will be packed full of cheering supporters!

Already Have Your Own Place?

If you already have your own place and would like to Run 4 Cancer, we would be delighted!  We can fully support you with a training plan and a high performance Run 4 Cancer running vest… perfect for both training in and also for race day!  Just fill in the contact form below and we’ll get in touch right away! Thank you.

Apply For Your Free Place

We have a number of free and subsidised places available. All we ask is that you try to raise some sponsorship funds in support of Run 4 Cancer.  We set very low minimum sponsorship funds and fully understand that the cost of living crisis is impacting people’s ability to sponsor people.  To reserve your Run 4 Cancer place, get in touch with us using the form below. Many thanks for your support! We really appreciate it.

Event Date

01 October 2023

Event Time: 9:00 am
Registration Fee: FREE
Minimum Sponsorship: N/A

Run 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of running enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Run 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer. We give families something to look forward to during the most difficult of times. We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. running) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery. Find out more about us here.

Helping Families Living With Cancer

By joining Run 4 Cancer you will be directly helping families affected by cancer.
With your help we can help many more families like this. Thank you.

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