Cycling and Running Events in Scotland 2020 | Loch Ness 360

Are you ready to take on
Scotland’s newest long-distance trail?

Test your stamina and strength with our running and cycling events in Scotland, Loch Ness. There is no better place to take on the challenge of a lifetime than in the beautiful, rugged and wild surrounds of iconic Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands.

The Loch Ness Challenge is a new three-day running or cycling event in Scotland happening between Friday 20th– Sunday 22nd May 2022. It’s 129 km and over 3000 m of ascent, with breathtaking views – what more could you ask for? This is the inaugural year for the Loch Ness Challenge. Following the Loch Ness 360ﹾ trail along the Great Glen Way and South Loch Ness Trail around Loch Ness, this is a challenge with a view that you’ll never forget.

highland track going off into the distance on hills.

Sponsors of the Loch Ness Challenge

Partners of the Loch Ness Challenge

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Supporters of the Loch Ness Challenge

Pick Your Challenge Below

The 3 days, 3 marathons challenge happens on the 20th, 21st and 22nd May 2022. Run one, two or all three marathons over the weekend. The ultra marathon on the 21st May is 80 miles of running over 24 hours around Loch Ness. Then there’s our bike challenge for off road bikes, covering 80 miles in just 14 hours.

If you’d like to help out at the Challenge next year, we’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join us throughout the event. Find out more about volunteering on the Loch Ness  Challenge here.

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Explore the Loch Ness 360° Trail Map

The map below shows the full 80-mile trail around Loch Ness. The northern red trail is part of the Great Glen Way. The South green trail forms the South Loch Ness Trail from Fort Augustus to Inverness.

Elevation profiles

These elevation profiles show a cross-sectional view of the terrain along the Great Glen Way (sections 1 to 3 of the LN360°) and the South Loch Ness Trail (sections 4 to 6).

Elevation profile for the Great Glen Way
Elevation profile for the South Loch Ness Trail