The curtain will rise on Scotland’s only running expo at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running later this month. The expo – the only one of its kind in Scotland which features a host of internationally known brands – is just one of many events taking place at the Bught Park in Inverness during the race weekend onSeptember 26 and 27.
The sports expo, which is open to members of the public as well as event participants, is free to attend. It offers a unique opportunity for people to speak directly to sports and brand experts from a range of companies including Run4It, Brooks, Garmin, 2XU, Nathan and Jabra.
Race director Malcom Sutherland says, “The running expo is a wonderful opportunity for runners and fitness enthusiasts from across Scotland to see some of the best sports products available, and speak directly to specialists. This is the only running expo in Scotland and it brings together brand experts who will guide visitors through the latest in running technology, new trends and products.
“This is not just for event participants – the Event Village is open to all members of the public and there is no entry fee. We are continually told by participants that the expo is one of the highlights of their race weekend. Not only do they have a chance to meet the experts, but it’s also a chance to meet other runners too.”
The expo is just one of many events taking place as part of the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running, which will see thousands of runners descend on the Highland capital.
The Event Village is also home to the Baxters Food and Drink Fayre and offers spectators the opportunity to taste some of the region’s finest food and drink with whisky tasting, cooking demonstrations and food samples. A traditional pipe band and local acoustic bands will also add to the rousing atmosphere at the Event Village.
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running is also very family friendly, with The Wee Nessie race for pre-school children under five and the River Ness 5k Fun Run open to youngsters too. Limited entries are available for the 5K and Wee Nessie over the weekend.
Families can also spend the day at the range of children’s activities available at Bught Park, including face painting, bouncy castle and super trampolines.
For further information about the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running, visit the website www.lochnessmarathon.com
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