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Loch Katrine marathon

Length
42.4 Kms
Elevation gain
452.7 m
Max elevation
191 m
Difficulty
***
Rating
***
Type
Out and back
Route id
529
Main road
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Country road
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Dirt road
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Dirt path
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Trail
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When :
Late March
Length:
42.38 Kms
Start :
Loch Katrine pier
End :
Loch Katrine pier
Style :
Out and back
Size :
120 Estimate
Elevation :
452.7 m
Max Elevation :
191 m
Entry opens
Late December
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RACE DESCRIPTION - Loch Katrine marathon
Getting In
Get in quick as places are limited. No qualifying times used.
Getting there
Public transport to this race is not really an option.
Expo
Don't be daft
Pre-run
No. Lots of great places to run in the Trossachs though.
Race day
This event was originally organised in 2013 to raise funds for Alzheimer Scotland. The event was successful has now become a regular fixture with places selling out quickly.
It will continue to be a no frills event open to runners of all abilities, with the emphasis on minimising costs and passing the majority of the entry fee money to the charity.
The Loch Katrine Running Festival is LGBT friendly. It is non-binary. You can enter as male, female or non-binary. If you are transgender we are happy for you to enter and run in the gender category you identify with.
The races are run along a quiet private road on the shores of Loch Katrine (starting and finishing at the Trossachs Pier) in the Trossachs. It is a challenging route, but runners will be rewarded with some excellent scenery and views.
All finishers will receive a medal and goody bag and there are prizes for the first 3 overall male and female finishers in each race and for the first non-binary finisher in each race.
The Triple Crown title is awarded to any runner who has completed each of the 3 races/distances in order of distance over 3 consecutive years.
The finish
Back at the pier. Stop at the restaurant or take a wee cruise out on the Sir Walter Scott steamer. Perhaps wave to some runners still out on the road.
Where to stay
Anywhere between Aberfoyle and Callander makes for a short drive to the start.
Route directions
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The start line

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And from Stronachlacher it is time to head back.

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Welcome to the end

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Start and end
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Start of the path looking out at the loch
Start and end
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Beautiful starting point
Start and end
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This is a small marathon. Keen runners though.
Start and end
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The massive crowds at the end.
A short distance in
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An unusual straight bit of the road
A short distance in
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Looking out over the loch
A short distance in
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Hills and bends
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Beware of those hills
Hills and bends
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Old cemetry
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Passing the gates of the cemetry down on the loch side
Top part of the loch
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Rain soaked hills
Top part of the loch
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Top part of the loch
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A downhill section
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A downhill stretch, jus to prove that there are some. During the race it seems like it is all uphill.
Halfway
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At the halfway point in Stronalach.
Halfway
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This section of road is the halfway point. Round the cone and back to the start. Our picture taken some months after the actual race so the cone has gone back to its cupboard.
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