The organisers of ‘Scotland’s toughest marathon’ have announced a new partnership with the leading open ear sports headphone brand.

The Glencoe Gathering features the full 26.2 mile Glencoe Marathon, the Mamores Half Marathon the Glen Nevis 10k and the Cornerstone Canter.

The full off-road marathon is an epic trail run that ascends a total of 1,608 metres through the heart of Glencoe and into the foothills of Ben Nevis.  It will be held this year on October 4.

Award winning Aftershokz Sport Headphones will be the official headphone partner of this Wildfox Events latest and most daring of challenges.

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Aftershokz sit comfortably in front of the ear and use bone conduction to deliver sound through the cheekbones to your inner ear. This means you can enjoy your music and still hear everything around you including marshal instructions, emergency vehicles and fellow competitors.

Pete Waugh Wildfox’s Event Manager, said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with AfterShokz. Many of our runners enjoy training with music as it has been shown to improve performance and enjoyment. Allowing them to listen to it as they take part in all of the Gathering events can only enhance their experience of the day. “

 “Conventional headphones are specifically designed to block out ambient sounds. AfterShokz unique open ear design offers more than just increased comfort when worn at length; it permits users to hear everything around them, heightening awareness and fostering safety, particularly critical during outdoor activity.”

AfterShokz President and CEO Bruce Borenstein said: “We’re thrilled to be on board as the official headphone partner of the Glencoe Gathering.”

All headphones are no longer the same. AfterShokz active lifestyle headphones are designed to allow runners to safely stay connected to mobile devices and listen to their favourite tunes without sacrificing situational awareness.”

The Glencoe Marathon Gathering is being run by WildFox Events, Scotland’s original adventure challenge company. Over the past fourteen years Wildfox Events has have offered participants an unrivalled experience and a range of events in some of the most stunning parts of the UK. Committed to good causes as well as incredible challenges, the Glencoe Marathon Gathering in 2015 will be supporting Venture Scotland and Project Northern Lights. The event is sponsored by Cornerstone Asset Management.

AfterShokz open ear headphones have won national and international awards for their innovation and design.

For more information about the Aftershokz range go to www.aftershokz.co.uk