Trail Running Calendar Scotland 2024-2025

With 98 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 Cateran Trail Run is a 55-mile/90-kilometer race with 7450ft/2250m ascent, taking place on Saturday, 25th May 2024. The circular route starts and finishes next to Gulabin Lodge, with 90% off-road terrain including forest tracks, rough tracks, bog, mud, heather, and beautiful scenery. Participant..

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The Speyside 100 is a 2-day trail run event taking place in the Cairngorms National Park from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May 2024. The route will pass through the lush valley of the River Spey, known for its whisky distilleries, diverse landscapes, and iconic wildlife. With 500 participants starti..

The Isle of Jura Fell Race is a challenging 28km trail run with 7 summits and 2,370m of climbing, taking place on Saturday, 25th May 2024, with a 10:30 am start time. It is considered one of the toughest challenges in British hill racing at this distance and is highly regarded by fell runners. The c..

The Skye Trail Ultra will take place in Duntulm on Saturday 25 May 2024. You can run 76 miles.

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The Guided Lairig Ghru Crossing will take place in Aviemore on Sunday 26 May 2024. You can run 32 kilometers.

The Epictrails 8km - Loch Ardinning and Auld Wives Lifts will take place in Glasgow on Thursday 30 May 2024. You can run 8 kilometers.

The Blair Castle Trail Weekender is set to take place from May 31 to June 2, 2024, offering a variety of trail races ranging from 7km to the challenging 60km 'Full Tilt Ultra'. The event, held at Blair Castle on the Atholl Estate, includes an outdoor cinema, live music, and a festival village with a..

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The Saltire Trail Races will take place in North Berwick on Saturday 1 June 2024. You can run between 5 and 10 kilometers.

The Glen Lyon Ultra Marathon is a 31-mile foot race held in the remote Glen Lyon in the Perthshire hills, taking place on 1st June 2024. The route includes a loop of Loch Lyon with river crossings, a climb over the hill into Glen Lochay, and a mix of off-road and tarmac terrain. The race fee include..

The Cairngorms Ultra Trail is a challenging 60km trail run set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park. The event offers stunning views of the Cairngorm Mountains, including Ben Macdui, Braeriach, and Cairn Toul. The route takes participants through remote and rugged terrain, showcasing the bea..

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The Killearn 10k Trail Race 2024 is a Scottish Athletics affiliated event that takes place on June 1st, 2024. The trail run is multi-terrain, including tarmac, forest path, farm track, and open grassland. The race starts and finishes in Killearn Public Park, following a route through the village ont..

The Trotternish Ridge Race is set to take place on Saturday, 1st June 2024. The race covers a distance of around 27km with approximately 2000m of ascent and descent, starting at Flodigary and finishing at Storr Lochs. The course is unmarked, requiring competitors to navigate between unmanned checkpo..

The Chariots of Fire Beach Race is a 5km out and back race held on West Sands, St Andrews. The event is inspired by the 1924 Paris Olympics and the film Chariots of Fire. Participants can run through the waves if they wish. The race features a children's 1-mile fun run and all finishers receive a fr..

The Glen Lyon Trail Race is a 15.5 mile foot race held in the remote Glen Lyon in the Perthshire hills. The route is 100% off-road and includes around 6 river crossings. Runners will face a steep climb shortly after the start, followed by an undulating course for the next fourteen miles, finishing b..

The Whiting Bay Forest Trail Race - Arran will take place in Brodick on Sunday 2 June 2024. You can run 5 miles.

The Milngavie Trail Race is a challenging 8.4-mile race through the wild and beautiful trails of the West Highland Way and Mugdock Country Park. The event is organized by the 20th Glasgow (1st Milngavie) Scout Group and aims to raise funds for improvements to the Scout Hall and activities for young ..

The The Inverleith Sundowner Series will take place in Edinburgh on Wednesday 5 June 2024. You can run between 0 and 0 kilometers.

The Templeton Trail Race will take place in Dundee on Friday 7 June 2024. You can run 5 miles.

The Ultra Scotland 50 is a challenging 56-mile ultramarathon taking place on June 8th, 2024, along the Southern Upland Way in Scotland. With 2447m of elevation gain, participants will traverse forests, valleys, and mountains in Southern Scotland. The event offers Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals base..

The Traprain Law Hill Race is a challenging 6.5-mile trail run with 710 feet of elevation gain, taking place on Saturday, 8th June 2024, in East Linton Memorial Park. The race starts at 3 pm and follows a route that includes a steep rock scramble up the east ridge of Traprain Law, a fast grassy desc..