Trail Running Calendar Scotland 2024-2025

With 94 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 Scurry to the Sea 2024 is a unique 12-mile running event in Edinburgh, offering participants a chance to enjoy stunning views. The course starts with a hill run to the top of Allermuir in the Pentlands, followed by a mix of cross-country, urban orienteering, and road-running to Musselburgh beach..

The Falkland Hill Race is set to take place on Saturday, July 27th, starting at 1:00 pm. The challenging multi-terrain route offers stunning views and some of the best running trails in Fife. The approximately 6-mile route includes various terrains such as hard paths, grass fields, land-rover tracks..

The Jean Carr Race is the 2nd leg of the 2024 Fochabers Triple Challenge, taking place on Sunday, 28th July 2024. The race is a 5.5-mile trail around Ordiequish woods and the Jean Carr Stone. Registration is from 11:00-12:30 pm at Fochabers Square, with the race starting at 13:15. There will be mars..

The Donkey Brae Races will take place on July 28, 2024, as part of the Aberdour Festival. Participants can choose between a 7-mile race, a 2-mile race, and a c.1 km fun run. The races start and finish at Silver Sands Park, with the 7-mile course covering undulating coastal paths between Aberdour and..

The ACORN Rouken Glen Trail Race is set to take place on July 28, 2024, at Rouken Glen Country Park, located around 10km south of Glasgow. The race will cover a multi-terrain route of roughly 8km, with some inclines, declines, and paved sections. Registration starts at 9:45 am, with the race beginni..

August 2024

The Creag Dhubh Hill Race is set to take place on Saturday, 3rd August 2024, as part of the Newtonmore Highland Games. The race covers a distance of 5.6 km with a climb of 370m. Participants will face an obstacle course at the beginning, including barriers, a river, boulders, and fences, before head..

The Guided Lairig Ghru Crossing will take place in Aviemore on Saturday 3 August 2024. You can run 32 kilometers.

The Scurry Around Devilla Forest Trail Running Festival 2024 offers a variety of trail running options, including a half marathon, 10km, and 5km races, as well as a 1.5km family fun run. The event takes place in Devilla Forest, featuring scenic routes through the forest and around four secretive loc..

The Race Across Scotland will take place in Portpatrick on Saturday 10 August 2024. You can run 215 miles.

The GBultras | Ultra Great Britain will take place in Stranraer on Saturday 10 August 2024. You can run 221 miles.

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The Devil o' the Highlands Footrace is a challenging 42-mile ultramarathon along the West Highland Way trail in Scotland, from Tyndrum to Fort William. With a total ascent of 6500ft, the race has a time limit of 12 hours and includes 4 checkpoints and 2 food drop bags. Entry fees are £95 for non-mem..

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The Deveron Harrier's Festival of Running on August 11, 2024, offers a variety of races including the Deveron Valley Half Marathon, 10k, 5k trail run, and a 1k fun run for juniors. Participants will enjoy scenic views following the River Deveron from Turriff to Banff, with the half marathon starting..

The Oldhamstocks Flower Show Hill Race will take place in Cockburnspath on Saturday 17 August 2024. You can run 6 kilometers.

The Speyside Way Ultras is a historic trail run event with a 50km and 100km option. The 50km route follows the Speyside Way from Tamdhu Distillery to Buckie, featuring a mix of road and trail running with a net downhill and a challenging climb at Ben Aigen. The 100km route starts in Aviemore, joins ..

The Blackwood 10K Trail Run 2024, organized by Dumfries Running Club, will take place on 18th August 2024 at 10:30. The entry fees are £14, or £12 for affiliated runners, with entries closing on 17th August 2024. All finishers will receive medals, and food and drinks will be provided post-race. Priz..

The Summer Fun Run & Walk Fest will take place in Motherwell on Sunday 18 August 2024. You can run 5 kilometers.

The Lomonds of Fife Hill Race is a yearly 16km trail run with a 750m ascent organized by Lomond Hill Runners. The route covers both East and West Lomond, including the famous 'bum slide' to the Bunnet Stane. Checkpoints are available along the challenging terrain. The event offers parking, registrat..

Participants can join the Guided Lairig Ghru Crossing, a trail run through the iconic Lairig Ghru, on Saturday, 24th August 2024. The event is already full, and new entries will be placed on a waiting list. The trail run covers 32km with around 600 meters of ascent, including rough rocky trails and ..

The Tom Robb Memorial Trail Race is a 7-mile trail race taking place on August 24, 2024, at 9 am. The race is held in the beautiful Carron Valley Forestry, featuring an undulating course of forestry tracks. Funds raised from the event are shared between Alzheimer Scotland and Ochils Mountain Rescue ..

The Two Islands Half Marathon is a friendly and exclusive event taking place on Saturday, 24th August 2024, starting on the Isle of Berneray and finishing at Lochmaddy Hotel on the Isle of North Uist. With a scenic and gently undulating route on single-track roads, this half marathon offers sea view..