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Inverness 5K 2020 Race Info

Read on for important information on registration, parking, the start and baggage.

Don’t forget answers to most commonly asked questions by runners can be found in our FAQ.


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Race Day Timings

09.30-12.00 5K Registration open at Inverness Leisure Centre, Bught Lane, Inverness IV3 5SS

12.20 5K runners to assemble at start holding area

12.30 5K runners to the start line

12.40 Start of Inverness 5K


Did you know post-race massage aids recovery, boosts circulation, removes lactic acid and promotes relaxation?  Massage will be available from Inverness Therapy Clinic in the Sports Hall from 9.30am-4pm, 10 minutes for £10 donation to our charity partners.


All runners must attend Registration at Inverness Leisure Centre between 09.30-12.00 on Sunday 8 March to collect their race number. You should bring your email confirmation to collect your race number.

A baggage drop, massage and a Run4It stand selling all your race day essentials will be available in the Sports Hall.

Please note there are strictly no transfers between races or transfer to another runner.

Race Weekend Entries

A limited number of race day entries may be available, subject to race capacity, at registration. We recommend arriving early to avoid disappointment.

Team Entries

Your team coordinator will collect race numbers for the whole team at registration and arrange to hand this over to you before the race.



It is anticipated the area around Inverness Sports Centre will be very busy on the morning of the event and traffic flow will be slow. We encourage you to allow plenty of time, park a distance away and walk to the Sports Centre or consider car sharing or walking/cycling where possible.

Limited parking will be available at the Inverness Sports Centre and Highland Council car parks (parking charges apply). Please park in marked bays only as traffic wardens may be in operation.

Please refer to the map below showing car parks and temporary traffic restrictions on race day.

Parking Map

The Start

The 5K will start at 12.40 on Bught Road about 500 metres from the Sports Centre and parallel to the River Ness (the same start location as the ½ Marathon).

All 5K runners should assemble in the Holding Area no later than 12.20; marshals will then guide you to the start.

Please note experienced and club runners should start at the front and slower runners, younger children, walkers, wheelchairs and buggies should position themselves towards the back of the field.

All 5K runners aged 8 and under MUST be accompanied by a parent or adult carer who should also enter the 5K. 

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