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 Cairngorms Ultra Trail is a 60km trail run taking place on Saturday 1st June 2024, starting and finishing at Mar Lodge Estate in Braemar, Aberdeenshire. The route offers extensive views of the Cairngorm Mountains, including Ben Macdui, Braeriach, and Cairn Toul. The event features a new 'Short C..

The Glen Lyon Ultra Marathon is a 31-mile foot race held in the remote Glen Lyon in the Perthshire hills, taking place on 1st June 2024. The route includes a loop of Loch Lyon with river crossings, a climb over the hill into Glen Lochay, and a mix of off-road and tarmac terrain. The race fee include..

The Trotternish Ridge Race will take place in Portree on Saturday 1 June 2024. You can run 27 kilometers.

The Glen Lyon Trail Race 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 around 6 river crossings. Runners will face a steep climb shortly after the start, followed by an undulating course for the next fourteen miles, finishing b..

The Chariots of Fire Beach Race is a 5km out and back race held on West Sands, St Andrews. The event is inspired by the 1924 Paris Olympics and the film Chariots of Fire. Participants can run through the waves if they wish. The race features a children's 1-mile fun run and all finishers receive a fr..

The Ultra Scotland 50 is a 56-mile ultramarathon taking place on June 8th, 2024, along the Southern Upland Way in Scotland. The race starts at St John's Town of Dalry and finishes at Moffat Rugby Club. The course features 2447m of ascent and is way-marked as one of Scotland’s Great Trails. The event..

The Ultra Scotland 50 is a 56-mile ultramarathon taking place on June 8th, 2024, along the Southern Upland Way in Scotland. The race starts at St John's Town of Dalry and finishes at Moffat Rugby Club. The course features 2447m of ascent and is way-marked as one of Scotland’s Great Trails. The event..

The GB Ultras - Ultra Scotland 100 Mile will take place in Dalry on Saturday 8 June 2024. This trail is organized by GB Ultras. You can run 106 miles.

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The Cove & Kilcreggan 10K Run and Walk will take place on June 9th, 2024, featuring a challenging and varied route with beautiful scenery. The run starts and finishes at the Cove Burgh Hall, with the route including pavement, forestry tracks, and a satisfying downhill run. There is also a 1.3km Fun ..

The Eildon Three Hill Race 2024 will take place on June 22nd, starting at Gibson Park in Melrose. The 7.2 km route includes a 510m ascent, traversing the iconic three Eildon Hills. The race is open to all, with an early bird discount available for entries before January 31st, 2024. All participants ..

The West Highland Way Race is a 95-mile trail run starting at Milngavie Railway Station and finishing at the Nevis Centre in Fort William. The race takes place from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd June 2024, with a time limit of 35 hours. Participants must pass through checkpoints within specified time..

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 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..

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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 ..

The Great Glen Ultra Marathon will take place in Port Bannatyne on Saturday 6 July 2024. You can run 73 miles.

The Great Glen Ultra (Short Course) 2024 is a 42-mile foot race between Fort Augustas and Inverness following the Great Glen Way. The event is for solo runners and is designed to be unsupported with drop bags/checkpoints located at 3 points along the route. The route is fully marked with waymark and..

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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 Glamaig Hill Race - 24 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) from 2018. Described as one of the toughe..

Run the Blades is a popular trail running event held at the UK's largest onshore wind farm, ScottishPower Renewables' 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 fitness..

The Saint Cuthbert's Way Ultra will take place in Melrose on Saturday 20 July 2024. You can run between 46 and 66 miles.

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