19 Jun

Loch Ness Has Monster Appeal

Jurassic WorldIt’s been almost 20 years since the 1996 film Loch Ness was released, but once again Hollywood could meet the Highlands this autumn at Loch Ness Marathon. Race organisers are inviting big screen stars with monster connections to come along and savour the event.

These includes stars of Jurassic World as well as Mike Myers, the voice behind mighty green ogre Shrek, and John Goodman and Billy Crystal, the voices of wisecracking monsters Sully and Mike from Monsters, Inc. Director Steven Spielberg, synonymous with box office blockbusters Jurassic Park, Jaws and ET, is also welcome.
 
Race director Malcolm Sutherland explains: “Whether they choose to run in the race, or simply be part of the crowds cheering along the runners, there will be a warm Highland welcome guaranteed to anyone that is part of the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2015.
 
“Monsters play an important part of the area’s folklore and history. The legend and mystery of Nessie, along with the breathtaking scenery of Loch Ness, is one of the main reasons why people enter the event and travel from all over the world to take part.”
 
Guaranteed places are available for the marathon until 1 July, with charity, club and overseas places available thereafter. Entry for the 10K, 10K Corporate Challenge, 5K and Wee Nessie are now open until 7 September.
 
For more information, and to enter, visit the event website.