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Inverness ½ Marathon 2019 Race Info

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

Please refer to our 2019 Race Guide for everything you need to know for race day.

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


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Race Day Timings

09.30-11.45 Registration open at Inverness Sports Centre, Bught Lane, Inverness IV3 5SS

12.20 ½ Marathon runners assemble at start line

12.30 Start of Inverness ½ Marathon

14.45 Prize giving in Sports Hall


Limited parking will be available at the Inverness Sports Centre and Highland Council car parks (parking charges may apply).

It is anticipated that traffic flow will be slow on the morning of the event. 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.

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

Parking MAP


All runners must register at Inverness Sports Centre between 09.30 – 11.45 on Sunday 10 March to collect your race number (including tear-off baggage label and timing B-Tag).

Please remember to bring photo ID with you.

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

Please note there are absolutely NO race day entries for the ½ Marathon and strictly NO transfers between races or transfer of race number to another runner. 


There is a baggage area available in the Sports Hall. Please tear off your baggage label attached to your race number and attach to the top of your bag.

Please do not leave any valuables in your bag; there are secure lockers available within the Sports Centre.


Massage and K-Taping will be available from Inverness Therapy Clinic in the Sports Hall from 9.30-4pm, 10 minutes for £10, raising funds for Highland Hospice.

Water Stations

There are 4 water stations on the course, located at 3 miles, 6 miles, 9 miles and 11.5 miles and water will also be available at the finish.

We are committed to reducing the carbon footprint of the event wherever possible and our aim is to reduce the amount of single use plastic as well as minimise the amount of water that is wasted.

This year, all four water stations on the course will use cups instead of water bottles.

Some runners may be concerned about how to use cups, having not used them in their training or at other races. Don’t worry, thousands use cups in other races and events successfully, including elite athletes – it is unlikely to cause you to lose vital minutes. Read our tips below.

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The Start

The Inverness ½ Marathon starts at 12.30. The start line is on Bught Road about 500m from the Sports Centre and parallel to the River Ness.

Please assemble at the start line by 12.20 and position yourself according to your anticipated finish time.

There will be different start sections depending on your expected finish time.

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