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2022 Inverness Half Marathon entry exceeds all-time record

March 8, 2022

3,400 runners have signed up for the return of Inverness Half Marathon & 5K

A record number of participants have signed up for this year’s Inverness Half Marathon, which takes place on Sunday 13th March 2022, following cancellation in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

3,400 people have signed up for the half marathon, exceeding the previous record set in 2020 by 15%. 930 have signed up to the Inverness 5K, held on the same day, so far. The 5K will have race day entries available on a first come, first served basis during registration.

Malcolm Sutherland, Director of Inverness Half Marathon, said: “It’s great to see runners come out in their thousands to take on the Inverness Half Marathon & 5K 2022, and it just shows how much we’ve all missed events like this.

“We’re really excited to welcome participants back to the Highland capital from all over Scotland, whether they’re serious runners looking to set a new PB, are new to running, fundraising for charity or just want to try a new challenge. And don’t worry if you’ve missed the deadline to sign up as we will have a number of 5K places available on race day.

“Of course, we will be following guidance from Scottish Government regarding mass participation sporting events and are taking all the appropriate measures to deliver an amazing experience for everyone involved while keeping you safe.

“We look forward to giving you a warm Highland welcome on the 13th of March. See you on the start line!”

Many participants will be using the event to fundraise for charity. The official charities for the 2022 event are SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health), Alzheimer Scotland, The Archie Foundation, Highland Hospice and Mikeysline.

Prizes will be presented to the winners of the Inverness Half Marathon, with a £100 incentive for breaking the course records, by Depute Provost of Inverness, Bet McAllister, who is also a former Inverness Harriers coach.

Depute Provost of Inverness Bet McAllister said: “After the cancellation of so many events over the past two years, it’s great to see the return of Inverness Half Marathon & 5K. This event is really important for charities in their fundraising efforts, as well as for local communities in and around Inverness, and for the runners themselves.

“I hope everyone taking part has a fantastic day and I look forward to seeing you all on the day.”

There will be some temporary traffic restrictions in place on Sunday 13th March. Full details can be found here.

Further information on the event can be found at: www.invernesshalfmarathon.co.uk

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