The Friendly Games in the Forest Village
When: 2nd Saturday in August, 10 am to 5 pm (approx)
Where: Nethy Bridge Games Field, PH25 3DA
Cost: Adults £8.00 | Child £4.00 | Family £20.00
RSPB Abernethy Forest 10 mile Road Race
Uniquely, for almost all of its 10 miles, the RSPB Road Race passes through the ancient Abernethy Forest now a nature reserve owned by the RSPB who kindly sponsor the race. The return of the race leaders onto the Games Field is always a moment of high excitement.
Brief route description:
The route starts with 3 laps of the athletics track and then moves out of the village into Abernethy forest. Forest roads are followed until the road is re-joined at 5 miles. A short off-road section is followed at 7 to 8 miles and then the road back to Nethy Bridge. On the approach to the village the route leaves the road and follows the new Speyside Way paths back to the finish on the games field. The route is well sign posted and there are 3 water stations at 3,6 & 8 miles. Entries from 12:00 on the day.
For plan of route click here.
Entry is free, once you have paid to get into the games themselves. Registration only on the day, from noon, in the Secretary’s tent. Race start 14.30.
For entry form click here
Changing facilities for athletes are available at the back of registration.
Abernethy Highland Games Association
Abernethy Highland Games and Clan Grant Gathering are held on the playing field in the centre of Nethy Bridge on the second Saturday of August. These are one of the oldest traditional games in Scotland. Known as the “Friendly Games” they are renowned for the stirring sound and spectacle of the Massed Pipe Bands, of around 150 musicians.
A Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Registered charity number: SC 042969