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Run the Breathtaking Isle of Skye at the Skye 40th Anniversary Half Marathon

Sponsored by Bakkafrost Scotland

That's a Wrap for the 40th Anniversary Skye Half Marathon with a fantastic turn-out of runners and an incredible 1,019 people who snagged a spot for this epic day ‍😉💜

A full runners gallery of fabulous photography can now be dowloaded with thanks from Alligin Photography.  By creating a login at the following link - you will have unlimited access to over 2250 images that you can have as your own, and share with family & friends [make sure to give us a tag].
Take a look and find yourself :

We'll be back for the 41st Anniversary Skye Half Marathon & 10K on Saturday 14th August 2025.  Until then, enjoy you running & we'll see you back on the start line. 

With big thanks to our headline sponsor Bakkafrost Scotland, and to Muirhall Energy & NFU Mutual Lochalsh, Skye and Outer Hebrides for all their support 🏆

Saturday 14th June 2025

Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Isle of Skye, Scotland's largest island, at the iconic Skye Half Marathon. This bucket-list race promises stunning scenery, a warm community welcome, and a unique closed-road course.

Experience Skye's Magic:

  • Dramatic Landscapes: Run beneath the imposing Cuillin Mountains, nestled between the Atlantic and North Sea coastlines, and traverse the realm of Clans MacLeod and MacDonald. Explore Skye's rich history through its castles, churches, and ancient Brochs.
  • Unforgettable Course: The chip-timed loop starts with a gradual climb from Portree, followed by a thrilling downhill stretch. The scenic single-track route winds through breathtaking countryside, sometimes flanking the world-famous salmon and sea trout river, the River Snizort.

Unbeatable Race Perks:

  • Finisher's Package: Every Skye Half Marathon finisher receives a commemorative medal and their choice of a technical t-shirt or a beautiful Glencairn Whisky Glass. 10K Runners & Fun Run participants also get a medal!
  • Age Group Prizes: Compete for top honors in your age category.
  • All Inclusive Race: The Skye Half Marathon welcomes everyone! Choose your registration category as female, male, or non-binary, and enjoy gender-neutral facilities. (Results for non-binary runners are not captured for ranking purposes, but prizes are awarded for first place.)


Join us on Saturday, 14th June 2025 for a race you'll never forget!

Isle of Skye 10K Saturday 14th June 2025

Conquer the Dramatic Isle of Skye 10k - REGISTRATION OPENS SOON, WATCH THIS SPACE. 

This race is growing in stature and popularity & returns again for 2025.  This chip-timed race offers a stunning challenge for runners of all abilities (16 years and over).

Experience the Majesty of Skye:

  • Unique Course: The 10k route begins at the 11km mark of the Skye Half Marathon, taking you on a single-track closed road through the island's dramatic and beautiful countryside.
  • Breathtaking Scenery: Immerse yourself in the rugged landscapes of Skye, offering a truly unforgettable running experience.

Race Day Details:

  • Convenient Start: Board one of two courtesy buses thanks to Stagecoach which will take you to the designated 10k starting point.
  • Gun Start: Begin your race con-currently with the Half Marathon participants, creating a thrilling finish line atmosphere.
  • Post-Race Celebration: Earn your well-deserved commemorative finishers medal and race goodies.
  • Competitive Spirit: Compete for category prizes and push your limits on this challenging course.

Join the Fun!

We invite runners of all abilities to join us for this exciting run. A warm Highland welcome awaits you on what promises to be a fantastic day!

Can't Make it to Skye? Run the Virtual Half Marathon!

Saturday 14th June 2025

Join us for the Skye Half Marathon, even if you can't be there in person! This virtual option allows runners from all over the world to participate on Saturday, June 14th, 2025, at 10:30 AM BST.

Run Wherever You Are:

Complete the 13.1-mile half marathon distance on your own course, wherever you are in the world.

Celebrate Your Achievement:

All virtual participants will receive a commemorative medal in the post, a virtual certificate, and the chance to see their results published by 12 noon on June 15th.

Share the Experience:

Submit your race time by midnight on Monday, June 10th, and share a finish-line selfie with us! We'd love to see you and celebrate your accomplishment with our global running community.

Become a Part of the Skye Family:

This virtual option allows you to experience the spirit of the 40th Anniversary Skye Half Marathon, even from afar. Sign up today and join the fun!

Sustainable Skye Half Marathon

The 2025 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.

Skye is easy to get to via a toll free bridge, so no worries about missing ferries or bad weather!


Have a Question?

If you have a question about the day please check our frequently asked questions.


Our Sponsors

Muirhall Dunvegan Castle NFU Mutual