Sponsoring Killin Highland Games Hill Race 2023

Sponsoring Killin Highland Games Hill Race 2023

The popular Killin Highland Games return on Wednesday 2 August 2023 and once again, The Real Food Cafe is delighted to sponsor the Hill Race discipline of the games. 


The Real food Cafe Fuelled on Fish & Chips sponsored number for the Killin Highland Games

The Hill Race is 3.5km long boasting a challenging 400m ascent up Sron a Chlachain which can be very steep in parts. Runners need to register by 14.00 on the race day and the registration is free. 

Beyond the thrill of the race, participants can look forward to fantastic prizes and treats. The first 3 women and men will receive a prize and as proud sponsors of this fantastic community event, we'll be there to fuel up the runners with water, bananas, flapjacks and Mars Bars. The participants will also be given vouchers for our fantastic Fish & Chips (or equivalent) and a non-alcoholic drink for just £5 after the games. 

The Spirit of Herbie McLean Awards

This year also sees the introduction of two new special awards commemorating Herbie McLean who sadly passed away earlier this year. 

a photo of late Herbie McLean running in Killin Highland Games Hill Race that the Real food cafe sponsors to pay him a tribute

Herbie was a cherished member of the Killin community who became a dedicated hill runner when he retired from representing Scotland on the professional boxing stage. He was also a regular customer of the Cafe.

  • Herbie's widow, Janice, will be presenting The Herbie McLean Memorial Cup (plate) to the race winner on behalf of the Highland Games Committee and
  • The spirit of Herbie McLean trophy plate sponsored by the Real food cafe
    The Spirit of Herbie McLean Award will be given to the oldest finisher on behalf of The Real Food Cafe. The prize for the Spirit of Herbie McLean Award is a £50 sports voucher plus a complimentary meal voucher at the Cafe for two including a single shot latte, Herbie's regular order at the Cafe.  


Join the Race

The Killin Highland Games are a fantastic display of Killin's strong sense of community and a celebration of the Highland spirit. We must thank the organsiers of the race, Dan Watson for stepping and Ricky Craig from the committee for his support and input.

Let's have a record field for this year's Killin Highland Games Hill Race to honour Herbie's legacy and pay him tribute. See you at the starting line on August 2nd 14.30. 

Learn more about the Killin Highland Games here. 

The games are set in a beautiful environment with a stunning backdrop of the the Scottish Highlands and anyone who can make it, would be a fool to miss it.