Register Here for the 2016 Kilted Mile Race
The Kilted Mile Race has a tradition dating to the reign of King Malcolm III. He decreed that a foot race be held, beginning at the current site of Braemar Castle, and finishing at the top of grim and forbidding Creag Choinnich.
According to tradition, young MacGregor was late starting the race, but sped like a deer and climbed the crag without a stumble. As he overtook the leaders, his elder brother tried to hold him back by grabbing his kilt. Knowing his brother's strength, and being himself uninhibited, he slipped of his kilt, and so gained the victory.
The Kilted Mile has been an event at the Portland Highland Games since 1991. This year will mark the 25th Kilted Mile race. The fastest overall runner is awarded The Memorial Sword. The top runners from each category also receive awards. All runners receive a commemorative t-shirt.
Runners today are required to wear their Highland kilts for the entire race.