Saturday 24th May 2025

Autoparts Stornoway Half Marathon & 10k

Our popular island race has been taking place annually since 1984 making 2025 the 40th edition. The route is an exciting mix of road and trail, firstly taking runners on a tour of greater Stornoway then onto the beautiful forest trails of the Lews Castle Grounds. Don’t worry the trails are very runnable and suitable for road shoes! The Half Marathon starts and finishes right in the heart of the town centre on the inner harbour next to the marina which is always full of cheering fans and a great atmosphere.

Post-race you will experience island hospitality at its best with a post-race buffet and epic Ceilidh in the evening to dance away the night, always great craic and a friendly warm welcome for all!

The event is organised by Stornoway Running & Athletics Club and our small band of unpaid volunteers. All profit from the event is used by the Club to develop running and athletics on the island. By entering the Half & 10k you are directly supporting the Club to train coaches, buy equipment, hire facilities and support the expensive travel costs of our young athletes competing all over Scotland all year round! Ticket sales from our post race ceilidh are donated to a nominated local charity each year.

Stornoway in situated on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, which is renowned for it beautiful scenery and stunning beaches click here to find out about all the things to see and do during your stay on our amazing island!

Stornoway Half marathon
Early Bird entries until 31 December 2024
Standard entry £30.00
Affiliated entry £28.00 (must provide Scottish Athletics registration number)

From 1st January 2025
Standard entry £35.00
Affiliated entry £33.00

Early Bird entries until 31 December 2024
Standard entry £15.00
Affiliated entry £13.00

From 1st January 2025
Standard entry £20.00
Affiliated entry £18.00

Enter here – Stornoway Half Marathon & 10k –


2025 Half Marathon prize categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd
1st, 2nd and 3rd Vet 40
1st Vet 50
1st Vet 60
1st Vet 70
1st, 2nd and 3rd Local
Winning team

1st, 2nd and 3rd
1st, 2nd and 3rd Vet 40
1st Vet 50
1st Vet 60
1st Vet 70
1st, 2nd and 3rd Local
Winning team

2025 10k prize categories

1st, 2nd and 3rd
1st Vet 40
1st Local

1st, 2nd and 3rd
1st Vet 40
1st Local

Team prizes decided by the combined times of the first 3 runners from each team.

Only one prize will be awarded per runner, e.g. if a V40 runner finishes 2nd overall they will be awarded the 2nd place trophy and the first V40 outside the top three will receive the V40 prize.

Veteran runners will receive the awards in their own category only, so even if a V50 finishes ahead of a V40 they will receive the V50 trophy.

The only exceptions to this are the local prizes and the team prizes which will be awarded to runners even if they have won another category prize.

In order to be eligible for the local prizes you must be an Isle of Lewis resident with a HS1 or HS2 postcode for at least 12 months prior to race day (24th May 2025).

2025 route details coming soon!

Please Note
The route is a mix of tarmac roads/pavements and gravel trails. The trails are used extensively by local runners and are suitable for road shoes. So, no need to pack your trail shoes! The route however is not ideal for wheel chairs.

Water Stations
Will be at approximately 3miles, 6miles, 9miles & 11miles


2025 route details coming soon!

Race registration will be in MA Hall (Stornoway Free church hall) from 5pm to 9pm on Friday evening 23rd May. There you will collect your Half Marathon or 10k race number for the next day and ceilidh tickets will be on sale for Saturday evening.

We would be grateful if local runners could pick their numbers up before 8pm if possible. For those arriving on the 8pm ferry from Ullapool, registration is a short 400m walk from the ferry terminal. If the ferry is delayed don’t worry we will stay open longer!

There will be no on the day or Friday night entries for the half marathon or 10k. Entries must be made by the online deadline.


Half Marathon start

The Half Marathon will start at 10:00am next to the marina on the Inner Harbour. Runners should be at the start line by 9.45 at the latest for the race briefing. There will be water stations approximately every 3 miles.

10k start

The 10K will start at 10.45am near the Bridge Centre on Bayhead Street, approx 400m from the finish area. Runners should assemble at the Bayhead Bridge Centre by 10.35am. After 400m or so the 10k route merges with the Half Marathon route. There will be two water stations on the route.


Both races finish next to the marina on the Inner Harbour, very close to the start of the Half Marathon. Half Marathon and 10k runners will all get a medal once they cross the line. Half Marathon runners will also get a goodie bag. 

Toilets and changing

Please be aware toilet facilities at the start line are more limited than normal. Runners will have access to the Marina toilets and the public toilets in Perceval Square. There are toilets and limited changing facilities in the MA Hall, a short walk from the start line (where race registration and the post race buffet are held).

There will be a bag drop close to the finish line.

Buffet and prize giving

The post race buffet and prize giving will take place in the Stornoway Free Church Hall (MA Hall) on Kenneth Street, just a short walk from the finish area. The prize giving will start at approximately 1pm.


Shower facilites are available at Lewis Sports Centre, about a 800m walk from the finish area. This will be free of charge, please just tell reception staff that you ran the Half Marathon or 10k and give them your name.


No Hebridean race would be complete without the post-race ceilidh! Pack your kilt and grab your tickets at race registration or on the door. Friends and family very welcome to come too!

Tickets are £7.50 and all proceeds will go to local charity.

More details soon!


Stornoway Half Marathon records

Male: Adam Eyrie-Walker (HBT) 1:08:57 (1990)
Female: Jane Robertson (Ayr Seaforth) 1:21:00 (1990).

Half Marathon current course records

Male: William Macrury (Stornoway) 1:13:17 (2016)
Female: Sarah Attwood (Skye) 1:23:23 (2022)

10k current course records

Male: Connor Maclean (Stornoway) 33:37 (2016)
Female: Stephanie Pennycook (Edinburgh Uni) 35:51 (2019)

Half Marathon Results

Stornoway Half Marathon results 2024
Stornoway Half Marathon results 2023
Stornoway Half Marathon results 2022
2021 no race, Covid
2020 no race, Covid
Stornoway Half Marathon results 2019 
Stornoway Half Marathon results 2018
Stornoway Half Marathon results 2017
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2016
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2015
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2014
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2013
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2012
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2011
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2010
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2009
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2008
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2007
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2006
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2005
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2004
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2003
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2002
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2001
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 2000
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 1999
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 1998
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 1997
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 1996
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 1995
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 1994
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 1993
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 1992
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 1991
Stornoway Half Marathon Results 1990

10K Results

Stornoway 10k results 2024
Stornoway 10k results 2023
Stornoway 10k results 2022
2021 no race, Covid
2020 no race, Covid
Stornoway 10k results 2019
Stornoway 10k results 2018
Stornoway 10k results 2017
Stornoway 10k results 2016


If you plan to travel to Stornoway by ferry you need to arrive on the Friday night at latest to make the Saturday 10am race start. You can travel from Ullapool to Stornoway or Uig (Skye) to Tarbert (Harris).

Book ferry travel here –

Also use CalMac’s public transport journey planner to plan your trip to the island – CalMac Journey Planner

Runners travelling to the island via the Ullapool to Stornoway ferry can either take the Citylink bus from Inverness ( to Ullapool or drive and leave their cars there. Travelling as a foot passenger is fine if you don’t plan to travel outside of the town. Registration, race start and most accommodation in the town will be no more than a 10-15 minute walk. If you plan to take your car to the island we would recommend booking well in advance.

It is possible to catch the afternoon ferry from Stornoway to Ullapool on Saturday after the race, but we would recommend staying until Sunday to enjoy the post race hospitality and evening ceilidh!

If you take the Uig to Tarbert ferry it is an approx. 50-60 minute drive to Stornoway.


You can fly direct to Stornoway with Loganair from Inverness, Glasgow or Edinburgh.

Book here –


We would also recommend booking somewhere to stay well in advance as accomodation in Stornoway can often be hard to find at short notice. Here are some places to look:

For further info, please email 








Drone footage of the start and finish area in Stornoway