Loch Ness Duathlon
Saturday 24 August 2013
registration now open
The Loch Ness Duathlon was an epic event with stunning views, tough climbs and exhilarating descents throughout
Our Loch Ness Duathlon is an event
like no other. Offering a minimum of 60km of
road or mountain bike cycling and over 7km
of running against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish
Highlands, this event will test and thrill you in equal
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Loch Ness Duathlon event information
Returning for a second year in 2013 the Loch Ness Duathlon
offers two route options and plenty of challenges. Ideal for keen
roadies or mountain bikers, why not make this your excuse to visit
the stunning Highlands.
- 7.5km trail run
- 60km of road cycling
- 7.5km trail run
- 60km mountain bike riding to finish line
Due to the challenging nature of this event participants must be
over 18 years old to take part on your own. If you are 16-17 years
old you can take part if accompanied by a responsible adult.
Registration and fees
Online, phone and postal registration is available for this
event. For a postal registration form, please email us or phone 0845 130
Register for the on or off road route below
Please note there is no on the day registration for this
Your entry fee covers the cost of running the event; it’s your
sponsorship money that will help save lives.
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Your Loch Ness Duathlon entry includes
- Route map and GPX file - coming soon
- A medal for all finishers
- Timing chip
- Medical support
- Transport for you, your bike and kit from Inverness to the
- Full route signage
- Mechanical support
- Extensive training guidance
- Fundraising support
- A welcome pack containing your sponsorship form, which will be
sent to you before the event
- Water available en route and at the start and finish
- Thank you certificate
Start/Finish location: Highland Rugby Club, Canal Park,
Inverness, IV3 5SS
Road: All route options, follow the signs to
Inverness, then follow sign for the A82 in the direction of Fort
William. On the outskirts of Inverness follow the left turn signs
for Inverness Aquadrome at which point you will pick up the event
signage. There is free car parking next to the Rugby Club
Train – There are regular trains and buses to
the centre of Inverness. Canal Park is 10-15 mins walking
distance from Inverness Train Station and 5 mins cycling
Bus: There are regular bus services to
Inverness from all over the UK. Please look at http://www.stagecoachbus.com/
for details from your area. There are also local buses from the
centre of Inverness to Bught Park.
Flights – Inverness airport is approximately 5
miles to the east of Inverness.
Accomodation - Call Inverness Tourist
Information Centre at 01463 234353 or see Visit Scotland
website to plan your visit:
||Saturday 24 August 2013
||7am - 10.30am
10am - Off road route, 11.30am - on road route
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Heart disease touches us
all. Every year, thousands die prematurely, and those who
survive can find life difficult and frightening. The British Heart
Foundation is dedicated to research aimed at ending the
suffering caused by heart disease.
We are funding some really exciting
projects at the moment, such as a device to help babies born with a heart defect.
By pledging to raise at least £100 in sponsorship
money from this event to ensure our life saving work can
Please aim to get your
sponsorship to us by Friday 18 October Your
entry fee covers the cost of organising the event; it's your
fundraising that will help in the fight to beat heart
Where your money goes
Visit our fundraising section for some great
up your online sponsorship page
Equipment and what to wear
Although this event takes place in summer please prepare for
changing weather conditions. Please see the kit list for recommended equipment. Remember to
rock up in red to
show your support for the fight against heart disease.
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This duathlon is a challenging event, you'll need to have a
good level of fitness to take part and to train before taking
For expert tips, training schedules and advice, visit the training zone. Remember the golden
rules of exercise: start gently, build up gradually and do it
regularly. Make sure you set achievable goals, which help you to
monitor your fitness and boost your confidence when you achieve
them. Always wear appropriate gear, and if you have any medical
condition or health concerns that may affect you on the day, speak
to your doctor about it prior to the event.
guides, tips and advice
Free parking is available at the Highland Rugby Club.
We will transport you and your bike from the Rugby Club to the
starting point and will offer a luggage transport service.
There will be refreshment points at the start and finish and en
route, as well as toilet facilities.
Keeping you safe
The event is fully marshaled for your safety, and roaming first
aid support is provided
Spectators, pets and volunteers
Your friends are family are very welcome to join in cheering at
the finish line at the Highland Rugby Club in Inverness. Ask them
to look the part and rock up in red!
Dogs are not allowed out on route but are welcome to accompany
spectators on a lead (and remember your pooper scooper).
We need volunteers for this event, so please get in touch with
Gizem Fowler on 07825 674 464 if you'd like to help.
For general event enquiries, please check the frequently asked questions
section. If you have
any further questions, please call the events team Mon – Fri, 9am -
5pm on 0800 169 3672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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