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Hill Race Sign-Up

Entry Fee:

Hill race tickets can be purchased in advance via the Ticket page, select Adult Athletics Competitor ticket.

Hill-Race Competitor Entry Tickets: 

Athletes must ensure they purchase an ‘Athletics Competitor’ Wristband’. This costs £12 and covers all-day entrance to the Games and all events entered. Tickets can also be purchased in advance via the Ticket Page.

Click here for the application form 

Event Information

The Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games' Hill Race will see up to 100 athletes attempt to cover a rough distance of about 7.7km (4.78miles), rising 354 meters to the top of Tom na h-Airidh which can be seen from the Games arena.  Competitors must be at least 18 year on the day of the race.

It's important to note that this is an arduous event, over rough terrain and with no marked path in some areas.

Prize Money

1st - £70.00

2nd - £50.00

3rd - £30.00

4th - £20.00 

Prize money is available to the top four competitors in each of the Male & Female categories.

Hill-Race Rules


  • Runners must start and finish at the designated point where race times will start and stop 

  • Runners must display a race number 

  • Runners must reach the top of the hill and will have their number marked by an official before commencing the descent  

  • Only official runners with a correctly marked race number will receive an official race time at the finish 

  • Results will be based on official race times, not runners own 

  • HLHG race official’s judgments will be final 

  • The race will be finished 90 minutes after the start. For safety reasons all runners must return their race number to the registration area on completion of the race 


Competitors Should Also Note: 


  • This is a hill race, which means uphill and downhill, with exception of the start there are no flat sections 

  • The race involves a variety of underfoot conditions  

  • In accordance with hill race guidelines, all runners MUST follow the exact race route - Route Map Below

  • There will be NO water on the course only at the start/finish 

  • The race route is 8km/5miles 

  • Height gained 345m 

  • Duration if walked – 90 minutes 

  • Main changes to the route will be marked with red and white tape but please refer to race map in advance of starting so you know where to go  

  • The race official will leave the top of the hill ONE HOUR after the start of the race and walk down the race route to check all is clear 

Hill Race Route.jpg
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