How do I apply for my own place?Back to top
Public entry is now closed for 2013. If you have already sceured a place you can still join Team Macmillan.
How do I apply for a guaranteed charity place in the marathon?Back to top
Entry is now closed for 2013. Please pop back later in the year for details on our 2014 places.
How much sponsorship do I need to raise? Back to top
If you have your own place then we simply ask you to raise as much as possible and we'll provide you with the same level of care and support that our charity guaranteed place runners receive.
We ask that all our charity guaranteed place runners pledge to raise a minimum of £400 each. This will be due in around one month after the event. Of course we will give you all the materials, encouragement and support you will need to make sure you smash that target.
What is your 'own place'?Back to top
Your 'own place' means that you have registered for the Loch Ness Marathon directly with the organisers through their website www.lochnessmarathon.com.
You would have also paid a registration fee for that place. Once you have registered for your place you would have received a confirmation email from the organisers.
What is a 'charity guaranteed place'?Back to top
A 'guaranteed place' means that you have completed a Team Macmillan guaranteed place application form and you were notified by Macmillan, via either a phone call or an email, that your application was successful. Then you will receive a fundraising pack from us.
In return for one of our places, we ask you to pledge to raise a minimum of £400 in sponsorship for Macmillan.
What kind of support will Macmillan give me?Back to top
When you join Team Macmillan you will be supported throughout your entire marathon experience. In addition to our initial fundraising and training pack, we will send you regular newsletters full of tips to help your prepare for the big day.
You will also be invited to our post-race recovery tent after the race, where you will receive some well-deserved refreshments. And if that isn't enough, we will give you the loudest support possible throughout the race from our Team Macmillan supporter point.
Will Macmillan help me with my training?Back to top
Of course! When you sign up to run the Loch Ness Marathon with Team Macmillan we will provide you with a comprehensive training pack and regular newsletters full of top tips, including advice from our Team Macmillan patrons.
We will also advise you of other useful sources of information to help you prepare for the big day.
What happens if I get injured?Back to top
If you get injured whilst training we recommend you contact your GP, physio or specialist sports injury clinic. They will be able to advise you if you are fit enough to run. If you do need to withdraw you will need to let the Loch Ness Marathon race organisers know as soon as possible. Please also let Macmillan know.
When will I get my race number?Back to top
You will receive your race information pack from May onwards from the race organisers. Please note this is an information pack only and you must collect your race number and timing chip during pre-race registration at Bught Park the day before the race.
Where can I find more specific information?Back to top
Go to www.lochnessmarathon.com for more information on the Loch Ness Festival of Running. You will also find information on travel and accommodation.
What difference will my sponsorship make?Back to top
As a team we hope to raise over £65,000 in the Loch Ness Marathon. The funds raised from this event goes such a long way to help people affected by cancer, for example:
- Every £100 spent on the Macmillan Benefits Helpline helps people affected by cancer to claim £2,691 in benefits to which they are entitled.
- £220 could fund 1,000 copies of The Cancer Guide, providing valuable information about cancer, its treatment and care, and lists of helpful organisations.
- £3,333 could keep a Macmillan cancer information and support centre stocked with all the information and resources, booklet, guides, directories and leaflets it needs to support people affected by cancer for a year.
- £9,387 will run our CancerLine for a working week dealing with, on average, 760 calls and emails from people affected by cancer, providing them with essential information, practical and emotional supprt.
- £47,758 could pay for a Macmillan nurse for a year, giving people living with cancer and their families essential medical, practical and emotional support.
- Around £60,000 could help fund a new small Macmillan information and support centre.
Join Team Macmillan in the Loch Ness Marathon, 10k or 5k now.