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 Glamaig Hill Race is a challenging 4.5-mile race with a 2500 feet elevation gain, taking place on Saturday, July 13th, 2024, starting at 3:00 pm from Sligachan Hotel in Skye. With a course record of 44:27 for men and 56:09 for women, this race is known as one of the toughest in Scottish hill-run..

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..

The EpicTrails 8km trail run will take place on July 18, 2024, starting at 7 pm from Milngavie Train Station. The route will explore local trails along the Clyde Coastal path and West Highland Way. The run is guided by qualified and experienced leaders, focusing on group safety and regrouping at var..

Run the Blades is a popular trail running event held at the Whitelee Wind Farm, just a 20-minute drive from Glasgow. The event offers three distances - 10K, half marathon, and 50K ultramarathon - making it accessible to runners of all levels. Participants can expect stunning scenery, friendly marsha..

The Splash & Dash Beach Race will take place on Sunday, July 21st, 2024, at West Sands Beach in St Andrews. The race is a two-lap, approximately 4-mile run on firm compact sand with a refreshing water dip at the end of each lap. Participants will start and finish at the Life Guards Beach Hut. All fi..

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..

Participants are invited to join the Jesus' Thimble and Lucifers Loch trail run on July 25, 2024, starting at 7 pm. The run will begin at Craigton Road and Douglas Academy, covering Lucifers Loch and Jesus' Thimble before returning downhill to Milngavie. The trail is expected to be boggy, so a chang..

The Falkland Hill Race is set to take place on July 27, 2024, 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 hard paths, grass fields, land-rover tracks, and open hillside, with an ov..

The Ben Rinnes Hill Race is set to take place on Saturday, 27th July 2024, as part of the Dufftown Highland Games. The race covers a distance of 22km with a total ascent of 1500m. Registration will be at the Dufftown Football ground, and the race will start at Mortlach school park. Mandatory kit inc..

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..

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 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..

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, starting with an obstacle course before heading towards the hill through various terrains like fields, boulders, and a ste..

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

The The Moffat Chase Hill Race will take place in Moffat on Saturday 3 August 2024. You can run 20 miles.

The Scurry Around Devilla Forest Trail Running Festival 2024 offers participants the opportunity to explore an exciting network of forest trails with options for a half marathon, 10km, 5km, and a 1.5km family fun run. The event hub is located at the Tulliallan Police college and Tulliallan castle, p..

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 Race Across Scotland will take place in Portpatrick from Saturday 10 August 2024 to Wednesday 14 August 2024. You can run 215 miles.