Trail Running Calendar Scotland 2023-2024

Embark on a trail running adventure in Scotland and experience the unmatched beauty of landscapes that await your footsteps. With 62 events lined up for the 2023-2024 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 John Muir Way Ultra Marathon (50km) and 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. Runners can expect a mix of surfaces, making it an ideal e..

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 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..

April 2024

The Forth Ultra will take place in Falkirk on Saturday 20 April 2024. You can run 43 miles.

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The Scone Palace Trail Run is a scenic event that takes place at Scone Palace near the village of Scone and the City of Perth. Participants can choose between a 5K or 10K trail run, suitable for all fitness levels. The route includes the grounds of the palace and a lap of Perth Racecourse. All parti..

The 16th Highland Fling Race is set to take place on Saturday, 27th April 2024, covering a 53-mile trail ultramarathon along the southern part of Scotland's West Highland Way. The race features a 2300m ascent and 2100m descent, with 90% of the terrain being trail and 10% road. The event provides a d..

The Bristow 15 Mile Trail Race is an epic trail run that takes place in the Highland scenery of Scotland. The race starts near Balmoral Castle and follows the magnificent River Dee before climbing through the Ballochbuie pine forest. At mile 8, runners leave the river and begin a climb to the base o..

May 2024

The 3 Beaches Half Marathon is a multi-terrain running event held on the Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides. The course starts on machair land behind the Dark Island Hotel and takes runners along three different beaches. The route turns onto tarmac for the remainder of the race, finishing in front of..

The Ultra X 110 Scotland will take place in Inverness on Saturday 4 May 2024. You can run 110 kilometers.

The Tiree 10k & Half Marathon is an annual event on the Hebridean island of Tiree, known for its beautiful beaches and relaxed pace of life. The event welcomes runners of all abilities and has grown to be a much-anticipated event on the island calendar, attracting participants from around the world...

The Ultra X 50 Scotland will take place in Fort Augustus from Saturday 4 May 2024 to Sunday 5 May 2024. You can run between 31 and 69 miles.

The Moray Coastal Trail 50 is a trail run that takes place on the scenic coastline of Moray, Scotland. The race starts in Forres and follows the Moray Coastal Trail all the way to Cullen, covering a distance of approximately 50 miles. The route offers stunning views of sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs..

The Cape Wrath Ultra® 2024 is an exhilarating trail run event set to take place from Sunday 19th to Sunday 26th May 2024. This remarkable race, described by previous participants as "the experience of a lifetime," offers runners the chance to traverse through the stunning Scottish Highlands, fosteri..

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

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

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

June 2024

The Glen Lyon Ultra Marathon is a 31-mile foot race held in the remote Glen Lyon in the Perthshire hills. The route includes a loop of Loch Lyon with approximately 6 river crossings, a climb over into the remote Glen Lochay, and a high and low-level route before finishing in Glen Lyon. There are wat..

The Cairngorms Ultra will take place in Braemar on Saturday 1 June 2024. You can run 60 kilometers.

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

The Glen Lyon Trail Race 2024 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 a loop of Loch Lyon with approximately 6 river crossings. There will be a water station at 8 miles, and camping is available the night before the race ..