For 2023 we know times may be tough for lots of people, so we're reducing our half marathon ticket price by £1 - we know it's not much, but better to go down than up!

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.


From the Norse meaning Misty Isle, Skye 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 are again 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 2023 Isle of Skye Half Marathon will continue to focus on sustainability. We've changed the way we do things. From water, food stalls, race t-shirts, travel, medals and merchandise; we've encourage everyone to lessen the impact our event has on our natural environment. Find out more about our Sustainability Initiatives

To avoid waste, we encourage runners to purchase merchandise during registration.  In this way we can better anticipate quantities, and manage the levels of merchandise available to purchase on race day.


Skye and Lochalsh Mental Health Association is an independent local charity helping those in Skye & Lochalsh suffering with mental ill health. Poor mental health is debilitating, devastating and often lonely. It’s even harder in a remote, rural area like Skye where the closest NHS resource is 120 miles away. Their amazing staff literally provide life-line support and a safe place to feel included and accepted. Charitable grants and donations support their work and if you’d like to help them please think about donating today. You can find out more about them here: Skye and Lochalsh Mental Health Association is a registered Scottish charity (number SC021154) and a company limited by guarantee (number SC185967). They are a user led organisation which anyone who lives in Skye and Lochalsh is able to join.

Enter the Half Marathon, Fun Run or Virtual Half Marathon. A Runner's Information Brief will be emailed to all entrants leading up to race day.  

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