Scottish Athletics have confirmed that Skye's half marathon will this year host the North District championship bringing some of the region's top runners to the race.
Already set for its biggest entry numbers ever, so far over 750 have put their names forward, the Skye event has now grown significantly in its standing within the sporting community following with the latest news.
The awarding of championship status is a first for Skye's half marathon and race director Mark Crowe said: "We are absolutely delighted that the Skye Half Marathon has been awarded the North District Half Marathon championship for 2017.
"This gives an added element of prestige to the race which is already set to sell out at a record 1000 runners.
"We look forward to seeing a competitive race this year from some of the finest athletes across the North of Scotland."