The Reno Celtic Celebration is proud to present its first complete Scottish Highland games since 2009. Events include the stone put, weights for distance, weight over bar, Scottish hammer, and caber toss and, pending time, the sheaf toss. Competition will include divisions for men, women, and masters age athletes. When competition is not taking place, feel free to try some of the events for yourself under the supervision of trained Scottish athletes!
Our Athletics Schedule for the year is as follows:
Schedule for 2017
9 a.m.-10 a.m. Registration, warm-ups, safety meeting 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Morning Events 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch /Opening Ceremonies 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Afternoon events 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Scoring and announcing results
*Approximate – depends on number of participating athletes
Morning: Braemar stone, open stone, heavy weight for distance, light weight for distance
Afternoon: Heavy Scottish hammer, light Scottish Hammer, weight for height, caber toss
Men’s Lightweight (<200 lbs), Men’s Standard Weight (≥ 200 lbs) — Saturday
Men’s Masters’ (40+), & Women’s Combined — Sunday
About Scottish Athletics at the Reno Celtic Celebartion
Michael Perrin is the athletics director on the Celtic Celebration’s board and is coordinating the Scottish athletics competition and demonstration this year. This year’s Scottish Highland Games are put on by the Sac-Sierra Throwing Club in cooperation with the Scottish American Athletics Association (SAAA).
We invite interested people to come out and learn more about the unique sports from the Highlands and perhaps participate in demonstrations on Sunday. Ladies and children are welcome.
If you are a Highland athlete and would be willing to work the clinic or demonstrate your sport, please contact Michael at athletics (at) renoceltic (dot) org.
We will have athletic events for children on both Saturday and Sunday. Please check the schedule at the event for the event and times.
Volunteers Needed! If anyone would like to help with Athletic Games or Children’s games in the future please fill out our volunteer application or email volunteers (at) renoceltic (dot) org.