Thursday, November 21, 2019
The skye times mobile

A presentation was made to 10 local volunteer organisations that supported the Isle of Skye Half Marathon.

Skye Events, the organising body of the Half Marathon, made the donations last week.  

The donations totalled £2,400.

Speaking at the event Alistair Danter, Chair of Skye Events, noted that with registrations at 990 and actual runner numbers at 741 this was the biggest field of competitors experienced by the Skye Half Marathon.

With 741 runners taking part in the event, 85% are from outwith Skye & Lochalsh.  A race survey indicates that participants stay on average just over 2 nights in a range of accommodation types from tents to hotels.  This results in an injection of around £85,000 into the local economy.

Further information on Skye Events can be found at www.skye-events.co.uk

Above: Skye Events Chairman Alistair Danter presents local groups with donations for supporting this years Isle of Skye Half Marathon.

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