The BaxtersRiver Ness 10K& Corporate Challenge follow a flat, point-to-point course through the historic Highland capital of Inverness alongside the banks of the picturesque River Ness, and are renowned for their ‘PB’ potential.
Perhaps you’re looking for the next step up from a 5K or are en-route to a half marathon or marathon? Maybe you see it as an opportunity to raise funds for your favourite charity or a chance to run in a new scenic setting? Possibly you are a club runner up for a new challenge? Or, like many others, maybe you are simply looking for a fun and enjoyable way to keep fit and healthy and need a goal to work towards. Whatever your motivation, the Baxters River Ness 10K won’t disappoint!
If you prefer a team approach to sport, then the 10K Corporate Challenge for teams of 4-6 could be the ideal race for you.
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 note that wearing headphones or earphones is NOT permitted in any of the races under Scottish and UK Athletics rules.
We DO allow the use of headphones or earphones that use bone conductor technology, which allow the wearer to be aware of their surroundings. However, this is at your own risk and if an incident occurs as a result of, or made worse by, you wearing these headphones or earphones you may be held liable.
We’re afraid there are absolutely no race weekend entries for the River Ness 10K and 10K Corporate Challenge due to the practicalities of planning for a fixed number of participants. Entry for the River Ness 10K and 10K Corporate Challenge closes 24 September 2019, subject to race capacity.
We’re sorry but we do not operate a transfer system between races and it is strictly prohibited to transfer your race number to another runner, as stated in our terms & conditions of entry.
If you are interested in taking part in a different race you can still register online until 24 September (or earlier if race capacity is reached) but you will have to pay the registration fee.
Please note: Never swap your race number with any other runner, as this could cause problems for our medical teams and results service. If race organisers become aware of anyone who swaps their race number they will be disqualified and reported to Scottish Athletics.
The River Ness 10K offers a limited number of free entries for elite runners who have achieved the standards specified here within the 24 months prior to this year’s race, which takes place on 6 October 2019.
If you have achieved these standards and are interested in taking part in the race, please contact us at inf[email protected].
Please give your name, age, email address, club name and details of where and when you have achieved the standards.
Applications will be considered up to 13 September 2019, but only a limited number of places are available and these will be allocated on a first come basis.
We do not send out race packs to 10K runners with an overseas address; you can collect your race pack from the 10K Info Desk at pre-race registration during 10.00-18.00 on Saturday 5 October 2019 at the Event Village, Bught Park, Inverness, IV3 5SQ. Please ensure you bring photo ID with you.
There is no pre-race registration for 10K and 10K Corporate Challenge runners with a UK address; you will receive your race pack (containing your race number, timing tag and baggage label) by post in September.
River Ness 10K runners with an overseas address must collect their race pack (containing race number, timing tag and baggage label) from the 10K Info Desk during pre-race registration between 10.00-18.00 on Saturday 5 October at Event Village, Bught Park, Inverness, IV3 5SQ. Please ensure you bring photo ID with you.
The River Ness 10K offers a flat course, scenic route and lots of cheering support as it weaves its way through the streets of the historic Highland capital, past the Castle and along the picturesque riverside to finish at Bught Park – perfect for a range of running abilities.
Massage is available during registration on Saturday and after your race on Sunday at the Event Village for a donation to charity.
Did you know post-race massage aids recovery, boosts circulation, removes lactic acid and promotes relaxation? A 10-minute massage costs just £10. You’ll definitely deserve it. Book your post race massage now.
We welcome runners in fancy dress however we do reserve the right to prevent you from participating in any race if we consider that the fancy dress outfit may cause danger or risk of danger to you or other participants.
We’re sorry but you can’t use roller skates, push a wheel barrow, pull a hand cart or use walking poles.
The Corporate Challenge is included within the River Ness 10K and is open to teams of 4-6 runners from all sectors of business and industry across the public and private sector. The fastest four accumulated times make the team’s final score. More info.
Parking is limited at the 10K start. Please follow signs and marshals’ instructions directing you to parking areas.
A free shuttle bus service will take runners back to Inverness Royal Academy after the race to collect their cars from the Event Village.
Disabled car parking is available on Sunday at Bught Park, although please note this is located approx 400m from the Event Village and is on a grass surface. Please follow the signs to marathon car parking.