The Great Knock Hill Race – 11.00am


The first Great Knock Hill Race took place in 1970 as a fund raiser towards creating a playing field for Cornhill. It was a great success and became an annual event.

In 2018 the 48th Great Knock Hill Race will take place.

The distance covered from Cornhill to the top of the Knock Hill and back to Cornhill is 8 ½ miles. It is a gruelling task having a road and hill race in one but it has lasted for the duration and is sure to keep going for many years to come.

The front runners are usually back within an hour.  1 hour and 45 minutes is the deadline for completion of the race to receive a certificate of completion.

The minimum age to enter the race is 16 years.

As the race is part of the Highland Games, there will be an entrance charge payable at the gate but you can then enjoy the whole afternoon of the events.  There will therefore be no entry fee for the race.

Entry forms to be submitted by Monday 28th May 2018.

Registration will take place on the day at the Games caravan on site from 10.00am.

Cornhill Highland Games is grateful to Motive Offshore for sponsorship of the Knock Hill Race, with prize money as follows: 1st prize £250, 2nd prize £100, 3rd prize £50.  Also prizes for first lady to finish £50, first from the parish to finish £50 and oldest person to finish £50.


Children’s Races – 2.15pm

There will be children’s races at 2.15pm in the arena, including running races for children up to 12 yrs old and sack races for children aged 5 – 12 years.


The Fernie Race – 3.00pm

There is also a road race (Fernie Race) open to all ages.  The Fernie Race is approx 1 ½ miles and starts at 3.oopm

Once round the Fernie for children (can be accompanied by an adult if you wish).  Twice round the Fernie for adults.

All competitors will receive a medal and the first four to complete in each category will receive a prize.

Kindly sponsored by Seaway, Macduff

Categories are: Ladies, Men, Girls 12 & under, Girls 16 & under, Boys 12 & under, Boys 16 & under.

Please note this race has marshalls around the course for your safety.