Bagan Temple Marathon
2nd November 2013 2013
The latest Adventure Marathon from the Great Wall Marathon organisers is the Bagan Temple Marathon. Tucked away in central Myanmar, the ancient site of Bagan is home to more than 2,000 temples. It’s beauty and historical significance is unsurpassed. Sacred pagodas and beautiful temples are scattered across the plains creating a mystical, stunning landscape. Runners will make a voyage of discovery into this alluring and untouched land.
Hong Kong Marathon
24th February 2013
In one day registrations opened and closed for all running distances in the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, with all quotas filled. Only the 3km wheelchair race took slightly longer to reach its entry limit. Unprecedented entries saw organisers open registrations on different days to cope with the expected demand.
3rd February 2013
Enter now and celebrate the 30th year of Australia’s largest ocean swim, the Cole Classic. Choose from distances of 1km or 2km from Sydney’s Shelly Beach to Manly Beach, or, for the real enthusiast, there’s the 9km Dee Why to Manly swim. The event aims to raise much needed funds for more than 600 charities, including the Manly Life Saving Club.
New Plymouth Half Ironman
9th February 2013
Based at New Plymouth’s Port Taranaki, this triathlon embraces the region’s best features. There’s a 2km harbour swim, 90km bike along the west coast Surf Highway 45 and a 21km run that includes the city’s world famous coastal walkway. Participants praise the event as well-organised with a course that is both beautiful and challenging.
Whether you’re a marathon veteran or a marathon first-timer, a seasoned or wannabe 10K runner, or you want to run a 5K, the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running on 29th September, 2013 is a worldwide favourite.
There are great marathons around the world, many of them particularly marked by their settings, and Loch Ness ranks right alongside them. As the largest rural marathon in Scotland, the Loch Ness Marathon has consistently been voted one of the best overall in the UK, but it’s the route’s stunning scenery and the centuries-old mystery of the monster that has created one of the most legendary of marathon experiences.
The sound of the pipes makes the wildness of the moorland start hauntingly atmospheric, and the scenic route meanders its way towards the south end of the iconic loch, passing through open countryside down into the quietness of lochside miles, through supportive local villages and into Inverness over the fast flowing River Ness to the finish line.
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running isn’t all about hard work. The whole weekend has a festival atmosphere and the Highland capital certainly knows how to party. There’s live music, the Baxters Food and Drink Fayre, a charity and sports expo, physiotherapists and massage therapists, and lots of activities for kids – so there’s plenty to entertain, energise and reward runners and supporters of all ages throughout the weekend.
If tackling the full-length marathon seems as scary as eyeballing the monster, the weekend’s running
festival lays on several other (equally scenic) races which cater for all distances and abilities - the Baxters River Ness 10K, the Baxters River Ness 5K Fun Run, the 10K Corporate Challenge and Wee Nessie for the little ones.
There are guaranteed places available for the marathon until 1st July, with overseas, charity and club runner places available after this date. Entry is also open now for the other races all of which have guaranteed entry.
A runner who summed up Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running said “I wanted to complete at least one marathon in my lifetime and I wanted it to be an iconic and unique experience - Loch Ness certainly didn’t disappoint.”
Book your place on the start line for 2013 and become part of the Loch Ness running legend.