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Cornhill Highland Games

01 Jun 2024

Organiser's Description





For both races, competitors leave the Games' field at approximately 11:00am, running through the town then heading towards the Knock Hill.

The 10K follows the same route as the Knock Hill Race until the bottom of the hill, where they turn back along the route, heading back to the Games' field and then run a celebratory final 200 meters track around the arena with spectators cheering the runners to the finish line.

The famous Knock Hill Race is a total of 8.5 miles, covering the distance from Cornhill to the top of the Knock Hill and back to the Cornhill Games' field. The Knock Hill Race also runs a celebatory final 200 meters track around the arena with spectators cheering the runners to the finish line. It is a gruelling task but it is worth it in the end. The front runners are usually back within an hour and the marshals will begin to head back to the Games' field after 1 hour 50 minutes. 

The first Knock Hill Race took place in 1970, as a fundraiser towards creating a playing field for Cornhill. It was a great success and has became an annual event. 2024 will be the 52nd Knock Hill Race to take place. 


Toilets will be available at the Cornhill Highland Games.


Entry fee is £12 for both races

Entry fee includes: a medal

                               a hospitality ticket for a free tea/coffee and cake

                               free entry to the Cornhill Highland Games 


Registration will take place at 9.45am - 10.30am at a gazebo near the gate to the Cornhil Highland Games.


PRIZES FOR 2024     

Cornhill Highland Games is grateful to Motive Offshore for sponsorship of the 10K Race and Knock Hill Race, with prize money available as follows: 


1st Prize Male/Female                       £50.00

2nd Prize Male/Female                      £30.00

3rd Prize Male/Female                       £15.00


A trophy will be presented to the 1st runner from the local Parish to complete the Knock Hill Race.


We hope you have a fantastic time and wish you all the best!


Please note: the races are on public roads

Ear headphones is not permitted and the minimum age is 16.

 All runners are responsible for their own safety and must ensure that they remain aware of other road users at all times.


If you enter and are unable to run the race for any reason, we are unable to offer a refund. 




28 May 2024 23:59£12.00

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 01 Jun 2024

Closing Date: 28 May 2024 23:59

Places Available/Total: ??/200

Status: Open


Morag Mckenzie


Cornhill Playing Field Cornhill Banff AB45 2EH