Marathon 3 (Day 3)
From Fort Augustus the route follows the South Loch Ness Trail. The initial 10 km while rising almost 400 metres is on wide, high quality trail. This is a particularly beautiful section to enjoy and savour and if your feet hurt you can always stop and bathe them in the cool waters of Loch Tarff!
From the high point at Suidhe, the route then descends slowly to the village of Foyers. From Foyers the route then climbs for a short distance before descending to Inverfarigaig but this is only a brief respite. From Inverfarigaig there is a steady 7km climb up to the Fair Haired Lads Pass. This is the last climb! From here it’s all downhill (well, nearly!) to the finish at Dores.
Although another tough marathon route with approximately 1000m of ascent, it is, in our opinion, the most scenic of the three, with ever-changing landscapes and fantastic views down the length of Loch Ness at Dores.
Total distance: 26.2 (42 km)
Time limit: 10 hours
Entry cost: £60
Entry cost for all 3 Marathons: £150