Races

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Knock Hill Race (8.5 miles) – 11am

The first 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.  2024 will be the 52nd Knock Hill Race to take place (having missed 2020 & 2021 due to Covid).

The distance covered from Cornhill to the top of the Knock Hill and back to Cornhill is 8.5 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.  

New for 2024 – registration and payment will be required in advance online, link to follow soon.

Fee will include Games entry and race entry.

Check-in will take place on site on Games day from 9.45am – 10.30am.

Cornhill Highland Games is grateful to Motive Offshore for sponsorship of the Knock Hill Race, with prize money available as follows:

1st Male £50 / 1st Female £50 / 2nd Male £30 / 2nd Female £30 / 3rd Male £15 / 3rd Female £15

A trophy will also be presented to the 1st runner from the local Parish to complete the race.

Enter Knock Hill Race 2024

10k Road Race – 11am

Introduced in 2018, the 10k road race takes runners from the Games field out of Cornhill village to the bottom of the Knock Hill where they will turn and return to the Games field.

The minimum age to enter the race is 16 years.

New for 2024 – registration and payment will be required in advance online, link to follow soon.

Fee will include Games entry and race entry.

Check-in will take place on site on Games day from 9.45am – 10.30am.

Cornhill Highland Games is grateful to Motive Offshore for sponsorship of the 10k race, with prize money available as follows:

1st Male £50 / 1st Female £50 /  2nd Male £30 / 2nd Female £30 / 3rd Male £15 / 3rd Female £15.

Enter 10K Race 2024

Children’s Races – from 2pm

There will be children’s races at 2.15pm in the arena, including running races for children up to 12 years old and sack races for children aged 5-12 years.  Meet at side of arena from 2pm to enter.

The Fernie Race 

There will be no Fernie Race in 2024.

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