King Kenneth's Hill Race

This website is dedicated to all those who have participated in the Ben Kenneth Hill Race.

Welcome to the Ben Kenneth Hill Race web site

Latest update on Sunday 7th August 2016 by Ian Binnie

Due to the severe weather we have in South Uist today, and in the interests of safety of all  

The Ben Kenneth Hill Race has been cancelled for this year

This web site is a collection of previous race results, some  photos, a wee story of how it all began, and a look forward to the next race.

The Ben Kenneth Hill Race is an annual event which takes place in Lochboisdale, on the first Sunday in August.

The race starts from Lochboisdale pier to the Cairn at the top of Ben Kenneth, and back.

The first race took place in 1970 with 12 competitors, and the three people, credited with organizing the original race were Eoghainn MacLachlainn, Iain Forsyth and Fr Andrew Coyle.

Our Location

The Outer Hebrides - The western Isles -  Na h-Eileann an Iar - are  a group of islands located on the north west coast of Scotland, starting in the north with Lewis, Harris, Scalpay, Berneray, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist, Eriskay, Barra and Vatersay to the south.
Lochboisdale is the main port for the Island of South Uist.
The west side of South Uist is one continuous white sandy beach, and the east side of the island is dominated  by a series of hills, of which Beinn Ruigh Choinnich ( King Kenneth's Hill ) is the nearest to and overlooks Lochboisdale. Ben Kenneth is 276m high.

The Lochboisdale postcode is HS8 5TH and located at  Lat 57.233N - Lon 07.346W


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