Isle of Skye Half Marathon
Saturday 10th June 2023
Experience the peace and tranquility of the beautiful, remote Isle of Skye, the largest and northernmost of the major islands in the Inner Hebrides, and home to some of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes. Renowned for its strong community, friendly welcome, and a race run on closed roads, the Skye Half Marathon sells out every year. Skye, from the Norse meaning Misty Isle, will enchant you with its dramatic mountain ranges dominated by the rocky slopes of the Cuilin, miles of spectacular coastline from the Atlantic to the West and North Sea to the East, and its complex and captivating history featuring the Clans of MacDonald and MacLeod, its castles, churches and Brochs. Join us on Saturday 10th June for a race to remember.
The Skye Half Marathon is a chip timed loop with a course that climbs gradually away from Portree for the first 1.5 miles, before another steep climb at Drumuie leading to a fast downhill 2 miles to the Kensaleyre turn. The route then follows a single-track road through spectacular countryside at times beside Skye’s longest River, the River Snizort, famed for its salmon and sea trout and fished by fishermen from across the globe.
All Skye Half Marathon finishers will receive a unique commemorative medal as well as some extra race goodies. If you’ve chosen to sign up for our Fun Run, this will be chip timed, and finishers will also receive an original bespoke medal. There will be age group category prizes as well as spot prizes.
This year we’re offering a Skye Half Marathon Virtual Run. We’d love runners from all over the UK and further afield to run at 10.30am on Saturday 10th June 2023. All joiners will receive a medal in the post, a virtual certificate, and results will be published by 12 noon on 17th June. Race time results must be submitted by midnight on Monday 12th June. We’d love to know where you’re from and be delighted for you to send us a selfie as you finish the 13.1miles for us to share with our running community.
The Isle of Skye Half Marathon is the premier race in the Scottish Hebrides and gives runners an opportunity to be part of the Heb 3/5 series. Skye is easy to get to via a toll free bridge, so no worries about missing ferries or bad weather!
Sustainable Skye Half Marathon
The 2023 Skye Half Marathon continues to champion the environment and to reduce the damaging impact a 1000 ticket race can have on our native landscape. We hope you’ll support and embrace our initiatives and encourage participants to take steps to help with this including Lift Sharing and Buying a Tree to offset your carbon footprint. Find out more about our Sustainability Initiatives.