Trail Running Calendar Scotland 2024-2025

With 79 trail races in Scotland lined up for the 2024-2025 season, there's a race for every level of runner. In Glasgow, take on the challenge of the city's lush parks, where the trails are as welcoming as the locals. Transition to the cobbled streets and ancient edifices of Edinburgh, where running is not just exercise but a communion with history, as you breeze past the iconic silhouette of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat, the city's very own mountain.

Heading northeast, Aberdeen's coastal trails offer a refreshing run with the North Sea as your companion, or venture into Dundee, where the revitalized waterfront serves as a picturesque starting line for a running experience filled with scenic views and a fresh, maritime air.

Just outside the hustle and bustle, Paisley presents a runner’s paradise with its undulating hills, a test of endurance. Lastly, East Kilbride calls to nature lovers with its tranquil woodland trails, where the peace and quiet of the forest canopy creates an idyllic backdrop for both the casual jogger and the competitive sprinter.

The Epictrails 8Km - Night Running Fun will take place in Milngavie on Thursday 22 February 2024. You can run 8 kilometers.

The Badass 'Dirty Weekend' Trail Race is set to take place on 25th February 2024 at 11:00 am in Balbirnie Park, Markinch, Scotland. The race will cover a distance between 4 & 5 miles through beautiful woodlands, featuring mud, water crossings, and undulations. Finishers will receive a big shiny 'Dir..

Participants are invited to join the EpicTrails 10km - Doughnot Hill and Lang Crags trail run on 29th February 2024, starting at 7pm from the public carpark at Overtoun House, Dumbarton. The route offers panoramic views of the Clyde, with a summit at 375m, and includes a mix of road, trail, open moo..

March 2024

The Dumfries Running Club Cross Country event is set to take place on Saturday, 2nd March 2024 at MacLeod Pavilion, Kingholm Road, Dumfries, DG1 4SR. The event offers various race categories for different age groups, ranging from U11 to Senior/Masters, with distances from 1.5K to 6.4K. The entry fee..

The Scurry Around Corstorphine Hill 10km and 5km Trail Runs and 1km Family Fun Trail Run 2024 is set to take place on March 3, 2024. The event will be hosted by Scurry Events, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Friends of Corstorphine Hill. The trail runs will feature off-road route..

The Culzean Castle and Country Park trail runs will take place on March 3, 2024, offering a variety of distances suitable for all ages and abilities, including a family 1-mile run, 5km, 10km, and half marathon trail runs. The event will be held at the Culzean Castle, set within 642 acres of gardens,..

The Deeside Way Ultra Race is a 33-mile trail run along the old Deeside Railway Line, starting and finishing at the Duthie Park in Aberdeen. The race will take place on March 9th, 2024, with a start time of 0900hrs and registration from 0730hrs. The course will be well marked, but runners are respon..

The John Muir Way Ultra Marathon (50k) & Team Relay (2x25k) will take place on Saturday, 9th March 2024. The event offers a scenic route along the Golf Coast of Scotland, passing championship links courses and the birthplace of John Muir. Participants can expect a mix of surfaces, making it an ideal..

The ACORN Pollok Park Trail Races offer 5k and 10k options, starting at 10 am and featuring a multi-terrain route with both tarmac and trail sections. The race will start and finish adjacent to Pollok House, with registration opposite Pollok House. The route covers a large area of Pollok Country Par..

The Gartmorn 6 and Junior race is set to take place on Sunday, 10th March 2024. The senior event, covering a 6-mile multi-terrain route, will start at 10:00 am, while the junior event, covering a 3km multi-terrain route, will start at 10:15 am. Both races will start and finish on Carsebridge Road, S..

The Craig Dunain Hill Race will take place in Leachkin on Saturday 16 March 2024. You can run 10 kilometers.

The Newburgh Dunes Running Club - Beach Bash 10k is a multi-terrain 10k run starting near the Gallows Hill Community Pavilion and taking in part of the beautiful Forvie National Nature Reserve. The run includes pavement, trail, sand dunes, and beach. It will take place on Saturday, 23rd March 2024 a..

The Forthvalley 10K Trail Race 2024 is set to take place on Sunday, 24th March 2024, at Callendar House in Falkirk. The event offers an undulating route within the stunning grounds of Callendar House, with various amenities such as a coffee shop and support from Coull Beans coffee cart. Participants..

April 2024

The Bruce's Crown Race is a challenging trail run covering 46 miles across three hill ranges within Galloway, with over 4000 meters of elevation gain. The event will start and finish at Caldons, near Glentrool, Newton Stewart. The route offers stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding areas. Team..

The Clachnaben Hill Race will take place on Saturday, 6th April 2024 at 12 midday, starting from the forestry near Strachan, Aberdeenshire. The race covers a total distance of 13.6km with approximately 690m of ascent. There will be age category prizes and mandatory kit requirements including full wa..

The Heriot-Watt Round the Grounds will take place in Riccarton on Sunday 7 April 2024. You can run 5 kilometers.

The ACORN Linn Park Centenary Trail Race is a 10km trail race starting and finishing at the Halfpenny Bridge in Glasgow. The race will take place on April 7, 2024, at 9:30 am, with registration starting at 8:45 am. The route includes hills, mud, tree roots, and showcases the Centenary Trail created ..

The BrewDog Fife Run - 2024 is a 19.5-mile trail run from BrewDog Dundee to BrewDog St Andrews, taking place on April 13th, 2024. The route follows the Fife Coastal Path, passing through Tentsmuir Forest, Leuchars, and Guardbridge, and finishing with a run along the famous 18th hole of St Andrews' O..

The The Highland Ultra will take place in Mallaig on Thursday 18 April 2024. You can run 78 miles.

The Forth Ultra and Team Relay is a 43-mile ultramarathon around the Firth of Forth estuary, crossing two iconic Forth Bridges and connecting two well-known Scottish trails. The event is open to solos and relay teams of 2 or 4, with 85% of the route being road and 15% trail. The race will take place..

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