Skye Half Marathon
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Isle of Skye 40th Anniversary Half Marathon

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Saturday 8th June 2024

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 is a bucket list race. 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 8th June 2024 for a race to remember.

The Skye Half Marathon is a chip timed loop that climbs gradually away from Portree for the first 1.5 miles, on to Drumuie before 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 the choice of either a commemorative technical t-shirt or a specially etched Glencairn Whisky Glass - plus 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 a commemorative medal. There will be age group category prizes as well as spot prizes.

We are LGBT friendly. We are non-binary friendly. You can enter our race as female, male or non-binary. All event portaloos and some shower facilities where available are gender neutral.  If you are competing as non-binary,  only male and female categories will be captured in results for ranking purposes.  However, prizes will be awarded in all categories

Isle of Skye 10k

Saturday 8th June 2024


In 2023, Skye Events introduced a new 10k under a Scottish Athletics Permit - and we're going to be doing it all over again in 2024. As with the Skye Half Marathon, this will be a chip timed run starting from the 11k Half Marathon marker and following a single-track closed road through brooding, dramatic but spectacular countryside. Runners will be bussed to the start-line and the run will commence, on a gun start, to coincide with the start of the Half Marathon.

There will be prize winners across categories. All 10k finishers will receive a unique commemorative medal as well as some race goodies. The run is open to all abilities, and runners must be 16 years or over to take part. We extend the warmest of Highland welcomes and hope you’ll join us on what is sure to be an excellent day.

Isle of Skye Half Marathon Virtual Run

Saturday 8th June 2024


Once again, if you can't join us in person, 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 8th June 2024. All joiners will receive a medal in the post, a virtual certificate, and results will be published by 12 noon on 15th June. Race time results must be submitted by midnight on Monday 10th 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.

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 2024 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.


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