The 20th Baxters’ Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running was given a helping hand by Inverness-based wood panel manufacturer, West Fraser (trading as Norbord) to help protect the grass in Bught Park where the Festival took place.
The Festival of Running is a two-day event providing sporting opportunities for all the family, from “Wee Nessie”, an 800-metre “run” for under five-year-olds, 5k and 10k runs to the full Loch Ness marathon. The Event Village also hosts a Sports Expo, street food and pop-up bars and musical entertainment.
“The Festival is a great community event bringing together families and friends of all ages. We were pleased to be able to support the event with a donation of 80 boards of 11mm SterlingOSB Zero to protect the grass in Bught Park”, said Timea Cooper, West Fraser’s marketing manager.
Malcolm Sutherland, event & race director, commented, “We are extremely grateful to West Fraser for donating the boards to the event. These were used to protect the grass within areas of high footfall at the Event Village. We were delighted to welcome 7,300 runners to the 20th edition of the Baxters’ Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running, many of whom were raising significant amounts for charity. We would like to thank West Fraser for their fantastic ongoing support for the event.”