Races

Races 2022-07-05T21:46:02+00:00

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.  2023 will be the 51st 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.  

Registration will take place on the day at the Secretary’s Caravan on site from 10.00am – 10.45am.    Please complete and bring along the application form.  On the day entries welcome.

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.

Download Knock Hill Race Application Form

Children’s Races – from 2pm

There will be children’s races from 2pm in the arena, including running races for children up to 12 years old and sack races for children aged 5 – 12 years.

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.  Entry fee is £10, which includes entry to the Games and hospitality tea/coffee and cake after the race.  (£7 payable at gate upon entry to Games field, then £3 payable at Race registration at Secretary’s Caravan).

Registration will take place on the day at the Secretary’s Caravan on site from 10.00am – 10.45am.  Please complete and bring along the application form.  On the day entries welcome.

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.

The Fernie Race – 3.00pm

The Fernie Race is approx 1 ½ miles and is open to all ages. All competitors under age 16 will receive a medal and the first four to complete in each category will receive a prize.   Categories are: Girls 12 & under, Girls 16 & under, Boys 12 & under, Boys 16 & under.  Adults run just for fun!  This race has marshalls around the course for your safety. Adult supervision is advised for young children. We are grateful to SM Plumbing & Heating Ltd for sponsoring The Fernie Race.

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