Welcome to Central Illinois' Home for the Highland Games!

Registration is open for all of the upcoming 2014 events. 

The new Registration form has a dropdown list of this years events.  Click on the events tab to get more information on each event or CICK HERE to go directly to the form..

This Years Events  for  August - October Include: 

Saturday August 16th 2014, The Strong Man of the Glen at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield Illinois. This is a unique experience for our games schedule. We have a small 100’x100’ area at the state fair to demo and promote the Heavy Events. Each night of the fair (10 Days total from 5pm to 7pm) we demo, practice and celebrate the Scottish Culture. On the last Saturday of the Fair, we have a full games competition including a Strongman event at the finally to crown a Strongman of the Glen. The event is Free and is an opportunity to train intensely during the week and compete on Saturday.  This is a great event to bring your family and see one of the best State Fairs in the country.  The State Fair site is https://www.agr.state.il.us/isf/

Athlete Registration is Free.  Depending on the number of pre-registered athletes, we will open all divisions Open, Masters, and Women

·         You can register by email to mclawless@sbcglobal.net include preferred class and best marks.
 CICK HERE For the event registrion form

·         Please let us know if you can make any of the demo nights and we will try to get you passes to get in.

Time Line:

Wednesday August 6th, Equipment trailers dropped off at the Field behind the Illinois Building.

Thursday August 7th, Set up the field and distribute passes

Friday August 8th, Meet on field for demo at 5:30 - 7:30 Sign up for demo nights 

August 8 - 15, Nightly Demonstrations and Practice from 5:30 to 7:30 each evening if enough sign up

Saturday August 16th, Volunteers/Registration at 11:00am, Judges meeting at 12 noon, Games Start at 1pm sharp.

Sunday August 17th, Volunteers needed to pack up the trailers from 9am-12noon

More information comming soon of the following Events: 

Saturday and Sunday August 23,24  Erin Feis at the river front in Peoria Illinois (Dates not confirmed)

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 12,13, and 14,  The Masters World Championships at the Northern Meeting Park in Inverness Scotland

Saturday September 19th Quad Cities Highland Games in Centennial Park at the Davenport IA

Saturday, September 27th, The St. Louis Highland Games at Forest Park St Louis Mo. (Dates not confirmed)

Saturday and Sunday October 25 -26, at Turley Park in Carbondale Illinois.  (Dates not confirmed)

Saturday, October 4th Murray Highland Games in Central Park Murray Kentucky (Dates not confirmed)

The scope of our unit is widening and we are proud to be part of the ever growing recognition of Scottish Heavy Athletics. If you would like to volunteer, Judge, compete or just hang out with the athletic unit, contact Merl Lawless Athletic Director, @ mclawless@sbcglobal.net.

2014 Ancient Athletics of Central Illinois