Baxters River Ness 5K Fun Run

If you’re new to running or looking for a shorter distance, the popular Baxters River Ness 5K could be the race for you. Open to runners of all ages and abilities including wheelchair entrants, the 5K follows a flat route by scenic River Ness to finish alongside other races at Bught Park, Inverness.

Children running on kids Baxters River Ness 5K Fun Run
Event Time:11:00 am
Event Date:03 October 2021
Event Distance:5 KM

Fun Runs and Kids Events in 2020

Training For Fun Running | Fun Runs Near Me

As the name suggests a fun run is a non competitive and in many cases are designed for children to take part in, though there are also plenty for adults to enjoy too. Because no one is keeping score, these races have a much more relaxed attitude and as such many will have a theme or element to them that makes them very unique compared to usual races.

people in a fun run

You may see many fun races where people dress up in costume and run the entire race that way – it’s all part of what makes these runs fun! More recently Colour Runs such as the Wiggle Color Vibe have become very popular amongst first time runners as they offer short distances whilst keeping things relaxed and fun.

Training For Fun Running

Training for a fun running can vary a lot depending on what elements the race has to it – as such you should find out all the info you can well in advance and then tailor your training to what you need to do on the day. As mentioned though many of these races are designed with kids in mine so you may just wish to go down to one and have a great family day out at an event such as the Big Fun Run

Fun Runs Near Me

We list lots of running events that are fun, take a look below here to find a fun run near you. Some of our popular searches are for: Gung-ho!Knowle Fun Run | Great Midlands Fun Run | Big Fun Run

Kids Fun Run

These types of event are fantastic for children and alot of providers offer reduced entry prices for them too. Look out for ones that allow fancy dress, they will always appeal more to children if they can run as their favorite super hero or cartoon character!

Fun Runs for Charity 

There are plenty of runs where you can also raise money for a charity, you can use our charity filter in the left search to find charities that support events. They will normally set you a fundraising amound and even give you sponsorship forms to help track any money raised.

Kids Course

Whatever your running ability, fitness level, age or experience, if you enter the Baxters River Ness 5K, we guarantee you’ll cross the finish line with a smile on your face!

Why not make a Highland weekend of it and come with family or friends?  There’s plenty to entertain runners and spectators over the weekend with a free Sports Expo, Baxters Food & Drink Fayre, live music, kids’ activities and a Wee Nessie for under-5s.


What's Included?

Entry Fees include online charges and:

  • Finisher’s technical t-shirt
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Goody bag
  • Post-race soup and roll
  • Highland Spring at the Finish/Event Village
  • Fantastic festival at the finish
Event Location : Inverness, Bught Park, IV2 6BD

57.466058, -4.234139

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