Baxters River Ness 10K event image

Baxters River Ness 10K

Baxters River Ness 10K event image Baxters River Ness 10K event image Baxters River Ness 10K event image Baxters River Ness 10K event image

Baxters River Ness 10K

Inverness, Inverness-Shire

Bught Park, Bught Road, Inverness, IV3 5, United Kingdom

Sun 29th September 2024

Starting at 10:30

1 race


Organiser's Description

The Baxters River Ness 10K follows a flat, point-to-point course through the historic Highland capital of Inverness alongside the banks of the picturesque River Ness, and is ideal for PB chasers and first timers alike.

Why not make a weekend of it and come with family or friends? There’s plenty to entertain runners and spectators over the weekend with a sports expo, runners' cafe, street food, live music, pipes & drums and family friendly activities.

There's also the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon, 10K Corporate Challenge for teams of 4-6 from the same workplace, River Ness 5K and Wee Nessie kids' race.

Many runners and spectators, choose to stay longer – a huge attraction of the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running is the area’s natural beauty and wealth of attractions. The area is steeped in history, home to castles, misty mountains and, of course, the Loch Ness Monster.

With a choice of race distances and festival atmosphere, the Festival of Running has something for everyone.


  • Baxters River Ness 10K

    Aged 15 and Over on the Day of the Race



  • Baxters River Ness 10K

    Aged 15 and Over on the Day of the Race


What's Included

The Festival of Running kicks off on Saturday 1st October with registration, an Expo for all those last minute running essentials and a Runners Cafe where you can grab some street food, join BBC Scotland's Bryan Burnett for a series of Q&A sessions with running experts or chill and chat with other runners listening to live music.

The 10K route follows a very scenic point to point course alongside beautiful river Ness to finish in Bught Park, Inverness. 10K runners are asked to make their own way to the 10K start, there is a free shuttle bus providing return transport at the end of the race.

The finish line is in the Event Village in Inverness where you will be greeted by pipes and drums, live music, street food, kids activities and lots more.

  • Finisher's technical t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Fantastic finisher's goody bag
  • Water station
  • Post-race Baxters soup and roll
  • Baggage transfer
  • Transport back to the start (after the race)
  • Chip timing
  • Fantastic range of trophies and cash/voucher prizes for top 3 and age categories


Parking is available near the 10K start, please follow signs. There is a free shuttle bus to take runners back to the start at the end of the race.
There is no parking available at Bught Park, please use public car parks in town, where parking charges may apply.
Please consider car sharing, being dropped off or walking/cycling where possible.


The 10K start is on Culduthel Avenue, Inverness IV2 6RE and the finish at the Event Village, Bught Park, Bught Road, Inverness IV3 5SQ.

course details

The Start is on Culduthel Avenue (near junction with Culduthel Road B681). From the Start, the route travels up Culduthel Road turning right on to the Southern Distributor Road and continuing on the Southern Distributor Road before turning left on to Essich Road and turning right down Torbreck Road before arriving at the t-junction on the Dores Road (B862). (From Torbreck Road/ B862 junction, the route follows same route as the Loch Ness Marathon to the Finish). Turning right onto Dores road, the route continues along the same road directly into the heart of Inverness, turning left into Cavell Gardens, following Ness Bank and Castle Road and turning left over main town road bridge, and left again immediately after the bridge into Ness Walk. The route continues along the edge of the River Ness to the Finish at the Bught Park in the centre of Inverness.

Please see course map & route profile here


Please follow the link to our FAQs



There is a wide variety of accommodation to suit all budgets in Inverness and around Loch Ness although we recommend you book soon as it does get booked up in advance for race weekend.


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