Highland Games And Races


For 2017 we will have Highland Games, Tour de Crackers Neck Bike Race, and the inaugural Celtic Colours 5K Run/Walk.


Tour de Crackers Neck

The 26.5 mile Tour de Crackers Neck Bike Race will return with a morning start. Contact Gary Johnson at 276-393-1917 for more information.

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Big Stone Celtic Colours 5K

The 5K will benefit the Union High School Cross Country Team and the BSG Celtic Festival. Download the full size Big Stone Celtic Colours 5K registration form at this link:  Big Stone Celtic Colours 5K Registration Form.

Pre-registration ends September 13, 2017. Registration on the day of the event starts at 11:30 am, with the race beginning at 1:00 pm. Only pre-registered participants are guaranteed at t-shirt.

Registration fees: $20 per person, and $17 for high school and college students.

Every participant in the Celtic Colours 5K race will be eligible for a drawing for a $250 stay at Hungry Mother State Park. Dates will be organized by the winner; no cash value. The winner will be drawn at random from all entrants, regardless of age. Must have someone in the family age 21 to win!

We thank the Virginia State Park System and Hungry Mother State Park for this support.

Powell Valley, Big Stone Gap VA


Expanded Highland Games!

The Highland Games for adults and children will be held at Bullitt Park, with a 2:00 pm start time for adult team competitions.

Start training your teams now for the Stone Put, Caber Toss, and Heavy Weigh For Distance! Others to be demonstrated include Weight Over Bar, and Sheaf Toss. 

This year will pit team vs team! If any business or organization wants to put together a team of five people to compete, please contact Darinda Hood at hokiemom39@yahoo.com or 276-523-3090, or message us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bigstonecelticday. We encourage teams to dress alike!

Powell Valley, Big Stone Gap VA


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