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2nd Annual Coastal Highland Games
November 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
There will be Celtic cuisine, food trucks, kids activities, Scottish Highland Athletic Group competitions, and much more!
Advance Tickets $7
Day of Show $10
Kids under 12 FREE
This is a S.H.A.G. (Southeastern Highland Athletics Group) competition. Athletes must be registered with S.H.A.G. to sign up for the Coastal Highland Games and can do so at www.throwshagshag.org. Sign-ups for this event will be available 1 month before the games.
HAMMER THROW A hammer consisting of a metal or lead head with a wooden or rattan shaft (12-22lbs, not exceeding 50”) is swung around the athlete’s head and tossed with their feet in a fixed position. Longest distance wins!
SHEAF TOSS Athletes use a 2- or 3-pined pitchfork to throw a 16 lb-20 lb bag over a bar. Competitors get three (3) tries at each height.
OPEN STONE The ancient version of what is known as the modern day Shot Put. Using a spin or glide technique, athletes fling a 16lb-20-lb stone from a stationary position, without stepping over the line, which results in a foul. Longest distance wins.
HEAVY WEIGHT THROW Using a spinning technique, athletes throw a weight (ranging between 28 to 56 pounds). Longest distance wins.
LIGHT WEIGHT THROW Using a spinning technique, athletes throw a weight (ranging between 14 to 18 pounds). Longest distance wins.
CABER TOSS A 20’ wooden beam or caber weighing around 150 lbs is flipped to a 12 o’clock position. This means that the athlete must pick up the caber, run and flip it so that it lands directly in front of them; or 12 o’clock on an imaginary clock. Points are rewarded based on landing position relative to 12 o’clock.
WEIGHT OVER BAR A combination of the Sheaf Toss and Weight Throws. Competitors throw a weight over a bar using one hand and will have three (3) chances at each height.