The Marathon de Ben Nevis is the race that will take participants on a magnificant journey circumnavigating Ben Nevis starting from Fort William the Outdoor Capital of the UK. The event starts from Fort William and has a 12 hour cut off time.
The event is a tough 64KM journey of discovery, about enjoying and experiencing our wonderful environment and about finding out about yourself. It is an opportunity to travel through some of the most rugged and isolated areas that the Scottish Highlands has to offer. The course is undulating and varied with river and stream crossings, sustained climbs, long descents and soul searching splendid isolation.
However, we stress this is more of an event than a race (there is a cut of time of 12 hours to compete the route, however). Those that are super fit and want to race hard will not be disappointed, we know the route will test you. Those who see this as a major personal challenge will be able to pace themselves and enjoy the adventure and wilderness of this remote area.
The course is littered with signage and support people, it will be left as untouched as possible to allow you to enjoy this environment in its natural state. With this comes some personal responsibility, which is a big part of the event ethos. We are taking the bubblewrapping away and letting you take on this event knowing that you will need motivation and tenacity to get to the finish line.
Registration to be held on Fri 23 Sep from 5.30-9pm. Registration on the morning of the race is open from 5-5.30am. The race starts shortly after at 6am.