The Loch Ness 360° Challenge FAQs | Loch Ness 360
A view in the Highlands towards Loch Ness

Below is a list of FAQs that may help answer any question you have. If not, then please feel free to contact us, where we’ll be happy to help you out.

Is the Challenged Sponsored

The Loch Ness 360° Trail Challenge primary sponsors are SSE Renewables. They have offered extensive support to make this set of epic endurance races around the Loch Ness Trail happen.

SSE Renewables Logo, sponsors of the Loch Ness 360° Challenge

Is the route marked?

Yes. The north of the trail is clearly signposted via the Great Glen Way markers. The south side is clearly marked via the South Loch Ness Way markers. Any deviations and where these two trails connect will be clearly marked out.

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed

How long has this event been happening?

This is the first year for the Loch Ness 360 Challenge

Who are the event organisers?

The event is organised by Visit Inverness Loch Ness with support of No Fuss Events

What age do you have to be to enter the events?

The minimum age is 18 for all events

Am I allowed a pacer?

No pacers are allowed

Are the routes marked out?

The routes follow the Great Glen Way and South Loch Ness Trail, both of which are well sign posted. There will be additional event directional indicators along the route

I can’t navigate or use a map, does this matter?

The route is suitable for runners and riders that cannot map read

Do you provide refreshment?

Yes, during the races there will be well stocked aid stations

What do I get for the entry fee?

Event registration and organisation, electronic timing and results, marked out routes and marshalling, refreshments, event information pack, bespoke item of race clothing, event completion medal, first aid cover

What winners do you recognise?

1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female across all age categories

How do you time the events?

Electronic timing using a chip system

Can I transfer my places or request a refund?

No transfers are permitted. 50% refund up to 6 weeks prior, no refunds after this time

Can I amend details of my race entry?

Yes – this is possible through the SI Entries system

Can I walk the event?

Yes as long as you complete the route within cut-off times – there will be no exceptions on the cut-offs

A road going uphill past a loch in the Highlands of Scotland.

Do I have to be an experienced competitor?

No, as long as you have done sufficient training for the race distances and terrain

Are there cut off times for the events?

Yes. Full details are available in the Event Information

When will final details be sent out?

Event details will be regularly updated on the event website and final updates will be will sent a minimum of 2 weeks prior

What are the car parking facilities?

Car parking will be available at Dores only on the 29th, 30th and 31st May.

Where are the checkpoints and what is available at each?

Checkpoint details will be posted on the event website and in final event pack

The event shows full, can I still get a place?

Please join the waiting list. If there are drop outs then we will contact you.

Do you provide cups?

As a green event, we will not be providing plastic cups at the event. Please bring a re-usable bottle that you can re-fill during the race 

Do I really have to bring the mandatory kit?

Yes. Kit checks will be carried out. Any participants without any mandatory items will be withdrawn from the event

Do I need to bring food/drink?

Your event price includes refreshments. We provide drinks and snacks. For the ultramarathon we have a ‘drop box’ for you to leave you own food/drink and other items that will be delivered to your choice of checkpoint

Can I guarantee to get the right shirt/top/t-shirt size?

We aim to provide all participants with the shirt size requested

Can I volunteer to help?

Yes – all volunteers are welcome. Find out more about volunteering on the Loch Ness 360° Challenge here.

Can I wear headphones?

No. For health and safety, headphones are not permitted

When will you send me my race number?

Race numbers will not be sent in advance. You can collect these at registration on the day

Will you take photos/video?

Yes, there will be an official event photographer and videographer. Your individual images will be available shortly after the event

When will I get my results?

Your time will be available as you cross the line and full results available within 24 hours.

What happens if I retire mid-race?

Nearest marshal – contact event organisers

I still have a question

Contact us and ask.