Knock Hill Race

Knock Hill Entry Goes Online

Sign up now for one of the summer's best Highland Games events...

With one of the Highland Games scene's most popular running races trialing online registration in advance this year, why not start making plans for summer now? The Knock Hill Race and Cornhill Highland Games 10K Road Race will return on 1 June and is open for entries.

The first Knock Hill Race took place in 1970 as a fundraiser towards creating a playing field for Cornhill, it was a great success and became an annual event with 2024 the 52nd staging. Introduced in 2018, the 10K road race has become similarly popular in more recent years.

The distance covered from Cornhill to the top of the Knock Hill and back to Cornhill is 8.5 miles. The front runners are usually back within an hour with 1 hour and 45 minutes the deadline for completion of the race to receive a certificate.

Organisers comment: "It is a gruelling task having a road and hill race in one but it has lasted for the duration and is sure to keep going for many years to come."

The 10K follows the same route as the Knock Hill Race until the bottom of the hill, where runners turn back along the route, heading back to the Games' field. Both races enjoy a celebratory 200 metres track finish around the arena with spectators cheering runners to the finish line.

This year there  will be children’s races including running races for children up to 12 years old and sack races for children aged 5-12 years. Entry fee to the races includes a medal, hospitality ticket for a free tea/coffee and cake and free entry to the Cornhill Highland Games.

If you'd like to know more, visit the Cornhill Highland Games website or enter online here.

Image: Cornhill Highland Games

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