Athletics

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All participants must sign a waiver at the games during the check-in process, the morning of the games. Check-in is from 8am – 9am. Opening ceremonies at 9am and throwing begins promptly at 9:30am!

Those interested in participating in this year’s athletic events must register by reading the following requirements and creating an athlete profile on Highland Squared, the new Highland Games registration app we are developing.

  1. All athletes must be kilted at all times while on the field! If you do not have a kilt we will be renting a limited quantity at the games. ($15 dollars to rent) This is a family friendly environment and we expect you act appropriately.
  2. A non-refundable registration fee of $25 for early registrants (until July 31), $30 for regular registration (Aug 1 – Sept 30) and $35 for latecomers (Oct 1-14) will be charged to all athletes. Registration can be found below. Athletes will receive a lunch, T-shirt, & water. Late and day-of registration is allowed, but you cannot be guaranteed a T-shirt, though you will still receive lunch, water and a patch, lunch.
  3. Athletes will be expected to compete in all nine heavy events: 19# Braemar Stone Put (16# open women, 13# women’s masters), 16# Open Stone Put (12# open women, 9# master’s women), 56# Heavy weight for distance (42# masters, 28# open women, 21# master’s women), 28# Heavy weight for distance (14# women), 56# Weight over bar (42# masters, 28# open women, 21# master’s women), 16# Sheaf Toss (10# for women), 22# Heavy Hammer (16# women), 16# Light Hammer (12# for women), and Caber Toss.
  4. Athletes may compete in one of nine different classes. Men’s: A Class, B, C, Masters (40+ & older), Light Weight (under 190#), Women’s: A class, B, C, Masters (40+ & older). If an athlete does not know what class they fall in, they may be placed in one of these classes based on ability at the Athletic Director’s discretion. All accepted registrations will play. We welcome first-time athletes but unfortunately must limit the number of men’s Cs on the field due to safety concerns.
  5. Awards will be given out for the winners of each of the nine classes.
  6. The one point scoring method with the least points wins is used for placing at the Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games & Festival.
  7. Due to the nature of these Heavy Events, the Indianapolis Scottish Highland Games & Festival Athletic Director and the Athletic Organizer reserve the right to refuse any applicant the opportunity to participate. Un-sportsmanship behavior toward athletes, judges, score keepers, volunteers, field help, or spectators will result in immediate dis-qualification from the Games and future Games hosted by the Indianapolis Scottish Games & Festival.
  8. Short individual instructions will be available on the field prior to each event for new (and old!) athletes. Any extra training that you wish to have would be best by reaching out to current athletes in the area.

9. Any inquiries or questions should be addressed to:
Tracey Mills, tbmills@butler.edu , 317-446-0027

IMPORTANT: Enter, IndyScot2017 when asked for an Invitation Code.

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