Trail Running Calendar Scotland 2024-2025

With 79 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 Dalgety Bay 10K is a community event organized by the Forth Bridges Rotary Club, with proceeds going to End Polio Now and other charities. The race is limited to 450 entries, with a registration fee of £16.00, and will take place on Sunday, 21st April 2024 at 11am, starting and finishing at Dalg..

The Scone Palace Trail Run offers 5K and 10K routes suitable for all fitness levels, taking place in the scenic grounds of Scone Palace near the village of Scone and the City of Perth. The 10K route includes a lap of Perth Racecourse, and the event is open to first-timers, with all entrants receivin..

The Highland Kings will take place in Glencoe from Friday 26 April 2024 to Tuesday 30 April 2024. You can run between 31 and 121 miles.

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The 16th Highland Fling Race is a point-to-point trail ultramarathon covering 53 miles (85 km) along the southern part of Scotland’s West Highland Way. The race takes place on Saturday 27th April 2024 and features 2300m ascent and 2100m descent. The terrain is 90% trail and 10% road, with the full r..

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 Stuc a’ Chroin 5000 Hill Race is set to take place on Saturday, 4th May 2024, at Strathyre Recreation Area. This challenging Category AL race covers Ben Each and Stuc a’ Chroin peaks in Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, with a 20k distance and 1500+m ascent. The event, running since 1989,..

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.

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

Ultra X Scotland is a trail run event that takes place in the Scottish Highlands, offering two races: Ultra X 110 Scotland and Ultra X 50 Scotland. The event showcases the stunning scenery and trails of the region, including the Great Glen and Loch Ness. The races are held under full Scottish Athlet..

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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, then runners head North towards "Stinky Bay" and Culla Bay before finishing in front of the hotel. Participants can run solo or ..

The Neilston Pad Race will take place in Neilston on Saturday 4 May 2024. You can run 4 miles.

The Kintyre Way Ultra is a trail run set to take place on May 11th, 2024, starting at 08:30. The route covers 31 miles from Tayinloan to Tarbert, passing through Clachan and Skipness. The event offers free massage, refreshments, and kids' entertainment at the finish line in Tarbert. Participants can..

The Moray Coastal Trail 50 is a 50-mile trail run that takes place on the scenic Moray Coastal Trail from Forres to Cullen. The race offers stunning views of the coastline, including sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, and picturesque fishing villages. Runners may also have the chance to spot wildlife s..

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 Speyside 100 is a 2-day trail run event taking place from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th May 2024 in the Cairngorms, the largest National Park in the UK. The route will pass through the lush, fertile valley of the River Spey, known for its whisky distilleries, and offer participants the chance to ..

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 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..

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

June 2024

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..