Trail Running Calendar Scotland 2024-2025

With 86 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 West Highland Way Race will take place in Fort William on Saturday 22 June 2024. You can run 95 miles.

The Eildon Three Hill Race 2024 is set to take place on Saturday, 22nd June 2024, starting at 14:30 at Gibson Park, Melrose. This 7.2 km race with a 510m ascent will traverse the iconic three Eildon Hills. Runners can enjoy a free beer or non-alcoholic beer sponsored by Tempest Brewing Co and will r..

The Moray Way 100 is a challenging trail run covering 100 miles, starting and finishing in Forres. The route takes runners along the Moray Coastal Trail, Speyside Way, and Dava Way, offering stunning views and varied terrain. The race is open to experienced ultra runners over 18 years old and has a ..

The Dechmont Law Trail Race in Livingston offers a 10K race, a new 6.5K race, and a junior 2.5K race on Sunday, 23rd June 2024. The event takes place in Dechmont Law Park, known for the Robert Taylor Incident in 1979. The trail follows a scenic, undulating woodland path with firm paths and some tarm..

The EpicTrails 11km at Lennox Forest is a social trail run aimed at runners who can complete a road 10km in under 60 minutes. The approximately 11km route includes various trails, landmarks like the old hospital and lovers leap, and offers a scenic loop of Lennox Forest. The event is guided by exper..

The Calderglen Harriers Trail Running Festival offers various race options including 1k, 3k, 5k, and 10k trail races, with a toddler dash also available. The event takes place on June 28, 2024, within Calderglen Country Park and Langlands Moss. Participants must collect their race numbers on the day..

The Whitetops Hill Race is organized by the Dundee Hawkhill Harriers and takes place in the Sidlaw hills, starting in the village of Kirkton of Auchterhouse. The race covers 10.4km with a height gain of 360m and is suitable for hill racing beginners. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers in vario..

The Benarty Gala Trail Race is set to take place on Sunday, June 30th, starting at 11:00 am. The 5-mile race will offer stunning views of Benarty Hill and the loch, with sections of the trail potentially getting muddy. Participants are encouraged to wear trail shoes. All finishers will receive a rac..

July 2024

The The Inverleith Sundowner Series will take place in Edinburgh on Wednesday 3 July 2024.

The By Way of The Glen (Glasgow to Inverness) 2024 is a 170-mile foot race between Glasgow and Inverness, encompassing the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way. The race starts at Milngavie Train Station and runners have 55 hours to complete the route, with checkpoints along the way for support ..

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The Forfar Hill Race is set to take place on July 5th, 2024, starting at 7pm in Reid Park, Forfar. This 5.8-mile race will challenge participants on paths and trails up and over "Bummie" from various directions. Registration opens at 6.30pm, and post-race Bridies will be provided, with a vegetarian ..

The Dollar Hill Race is a challenging 15km trail run with a 960m climb, taking place on Saturday, 6th July 2024. The race is open to experienced runners over 18 years old who are comfortable navigating hilly terrain. Participants must carry specific equipment such as a map, whistle, compass, and ful..

The Great Glen Ultra Marathon offers two options: a 73-mile ultra marathon and a 42-mile short course. Both routes follow the Great Glen Way between Fort William and Inverness, providing stunning views of Loch Ness and the surrounding hills and mountains. The race concludes with a lap of the 400m tr..

The Great Glen Ultra will take place in Fort William on Saturday 6 July 2024. You can run 72 miles.

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The Guided Lairig Ghru Crossing will take place in Aviemore on Saturday 6 July 2024. You can run 32 kilometers.

The 37th Moffat Run, part of the Moffat Gala Festival of Running 2024, is a 15km (9.3 miles) multi-terrain race taking place on July 9th, 2024, at 19:15. Limited to 250 participants, with a potential increase to 300 if all spots are filled before the closing date, late entries are allowed on the nig..

The Glamaig Hill Race is a challenging 4.5-mile race with a 2500 feet elevation gain, taking place on Saturday, 13th July 2024, starting at 3:00 pm from Sligachan Hotel in Skye. The course records are held by Finlay Wild (44:27) and Jill Stephen (56:09). With 76 participants already registered, the ..

The Floors Castle, Kelso 10k trail run will take place on Saturday, July 13th, 2024, at 10:45 am within the scenic grounds of Floors Castle. The course offers a mix of road and trail running, with some uneven sections and potential for slippery ground after rain. Runners will receive their race numb..

The Meall a'Ghiuthais Hill Race is set to take place on Sunday, 14th July 2024, in Kinlochewe. The race covers a challenging 12+ km route with rocky terrain, requiring participants to be proficient in map and compass navigation. Entry fee is £12.00, with entries closing on Friday, 12th July 2024. Li..

The Cairn Table Hill Race is a challenging 7.2km race up one of Ayrshire's finest hills, taking place on Wednesday, 17th July from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Participants must register through entrycentral before the race as there are no on-night entries, and the race will be chip timed. This is a hill rac..