The Loch 2 Lawers Half Marathon is based at the spectacular Loch Tay Highland Lodges, Perthshire. Loch Tay is a freshwater loch in the central highlands of Scotland and the sixth largest. On its north shore sits the imposing Ben Lawers, the highest mountain in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands, which reaches almost 4000 feet. The L2L Half Marathon route takes you from the edge of the Loch to the summit of Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas.
As you ascend from the Loch, the summits loom down on you and appear to be an unsurmountable challenge, goading you to take them on. Climbing through the Ben Lawers NNR you will be in awe of the splendour and majesty of the scenery and as you reach the first bealach you will glimpse the Lawers summit for the first time. The final ascent to 4000 feet is rocky and steep but the views from the top are more than worth it. Returning down Ben Lawers you will then make the short climb up to Beinn Ghlas before descending all the way back to the finish at the Loch. This is not a half marathon for a PB but it will be a unique and memorable achievement.
The course will test you on many levels – the rugged terrain is a mix of trail, track and tarmac, the climbs are steep and the descents are technical. Have you got what it takes to conquer the Loch 2 Lawers Half Marathon?