The Isle of Skye Half Marathon are grateful to a number of companies for supporting this event. Their support has enabled us to significantly develop the event over the past 5 year. From a low-key race of 300 run mainly by locals, to the epic event that is has become today, with folk attending from all over the world!
Sponsor support has enabled Skye Events, as a Social Enterprise, to give back to the local community. We are now able to offer a range of events on the Island aimed at inspiring the local community to participate in physical activity. Any surpluses made from events goes back to local charities, last year Skye Events donated over £6,000.
The Scottish Salmon Company
The Skye Half Marathon are grateful to the Scottish Salmon Company for their headline sponsorship of the race for the 4th year. The Isle of Skye Half Marathon is a very special event for The Scottish Salmon Company with a site located just a stone’s throw from the start and finish line at Portree High School. This is the fourth year The Scottish Salmon Company has supported the event as headline sponsor. The pride, passion and dedication the committee and all the volunteers have is amazing to see and will continue in the 2020 event.
NFU Mutual local Portree insurance office have supported the event over the past few years, through insurance, advice and sponsorship. NFU’s mutuality sets them apart from other insurers. They are owned and run for you, over 900,00 members and they work hard to protect your interests. From their 300 local offices offering personal service to our tailored quotes you can’t get on price comparison sites, your needs are at the heart of everything they do.
Skeabost Hotel would make a fantastic place to base your trip to the Isle of Skye. A real treat to return to after the race to feel relaxed and pampered. Lovingly restored and stunningly refurbished, this iconic hotel is an idyllic retreat in a jaw-dropping location. It is the only hotel on Skye with its golf course, a nine-hole 18 tee shoreline challenge. The fast flowing River Snizort which runs through the grounds provides excellent salmon and trout fishing.
Skye based company R.HOUSE have supported the event for many years. R.HOUSE design and build contemporary, energy efficient, timber frame homes which are manufactured in their workshop on the Isle of Skye and delivered throughout Scotland. If you are thinking of building your own home, R.HOUSE offer a complete turnkey solution. Taking care of planning permission, building warrant, ground works and utility connections right through to the handing over of your completed house.
Talisker distillery are proud sponsors and providers of the 2020 race prizes. Producers of our Local Whiskey, their distillery is a great day out on the Island. Talisker is The oldest working distillery on the Isle of Skye is set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins. Producing an alluring, sweet, full-bodied single malt is so easy to enjoy and like Skye itself so hard to leave. So make sure you allow time within your trip to pay them a visit.
Radnor Hills and Williamson Foodservice have worked together to provide a more sustainable water supply for this year's race.
Radnor Hills are bringing their new Spring Water option to the 2020 Skye Half Marathon. Offering planet friendly cartons made out of sustainable paperboard from FSC approved forests. These forests are managed so that they can make a real contribution to the needs of future generations. The water can often take just 7 short minutes to be abstracted from the ground straight into their packs using state of the art technology which means it remains exceptionally pure for runners to enjoy.
Williamson Foodservice are supporting the race by shipping this year’s race water and bananas. Williamson Foodservice are the North’s leading fresh fruit and vegetable distributor and full-service wholesaler to the foodservice, catering and retail industry. With depots in Inverness, Glasgow & Stornoway, their dedicated transport are able to procure, move and deliver faster than any other food company serving the north. As a local company they have built up a network of local producers ensuring freshness, quality and also saving on road miles.
Craik & Macrae
Craik and Macrae are proud to have offered the Isle of Skye and surrounding areas, an asphalt laying business since 1966, overseeing the completion of a vast number of roads. Over this time, we've earned the trust of the local community with our dependability and promptness of road resurfacing. We are also proud supporters of the Isle of Skye Half Marathon, helping to set up the course over the past 10 years. This is an event with the community at its very heart, strongly allaying with our company ethos.