Trail Running Calendar Scotland 2024-2025

With 96 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 River Ayr Way Challenge (Ultra Marathon) is a 40-mile ultra marathon taking place on September 14, 2024, through some of Ayrshire's most spectacular scenery. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a lesser-known corner of Scotland, with fruit, cold drinks, and a friendly welcome at ch..

The 2024 PIM Running Festival at Crathes Castle offers a Half Marathon, 5k, and children's 1.5k race on Saturday, 14th September. The Half Marathon route takes runners through country roads to Drum Castle estate before looping back to the finish line at Crathes Castle. The 5k and 1.5k races stay wit..

The 2024 Dunoon Presents Dunoon Ultra Marathon and Relay is a challenging trail run starting at Benmore Gardens, covering a 55km route with approximately 1200m of elevation. The race includes a checkpoint at Glenbranter for drop bags and refueling. Solo entries cost £50, while relay entries cost £60..

The ACORN Sandhead 10 is a ten-mile multi-terrain race from Sandhead to Stranraer, taking place on Sunday, 15th September. The race starts at 10:30 from Sandhead and includes bus travel from Stranraer to Sandhead, on-course refreshments, well-marked routes, and a finishers goody bag. The trail offer..

The Merrick Hill Race is set to take place on Sunday, 15th September 2024, starting at 12 noon. The trail covers 8 miles with a 2,900ft climb, located in the Galloway forest region in southwest Scotland. The race starts and finishes at Bruce’s Stone in Glentrool, with the route including the Fell of..

The Arrochar 10k is a popular trail run taking place on Saturday, 21st September 2024, starting at 10:30 am. The race offers a varied terrain over one of Scotland's most scenic routes, with chip timing provided. Participants will receive a t-shirt and medal upon finishing, with prizes available for ..

The Fyvie Castle 5K and Fun Runs event is set to take place on September 22, 2024. Organized by Turriff Running Club and Fyvie Parent Council, the event includes an 800m trail fun run, a 1600m trail run, and a 5K multi-terrain run. Participants can expect finisher medals, prizes for top finishers, a..

The Last Duel Trail Race, organized by Fife Athletic Club and Kirkcaldy Wizards, will take place on September 22, 2024, at Cardenden Woods. The race is approximately 5.7 miles long and offers a unique trail running experience through woodland and changing terrain. Participants must collect their rac..

The Wild Deer Events trail run in Dalkeith, Scotland, offers a variety of distances including a 5k, 10k, and half marathon, catering to all levels of runners. The event takes place on September 22, 2024, at Dalkeith Country Park, just a few miles from Edinburgh. Participants will receive a medal, Wi..

The Two Breweries Hill Race is a challenging 30km trail run with approximately 1600m of ascent, taking place on 28th September 2024. The race starts at Traquair House in Innerleithen and finishes at Broughton Ales in Biggar. Runners must carry a full emergency kit and follow flagged sections of the ..

The Crimond Run Fest is set to take place on Sunday, 29th September, offering two events through the beautiful Buchan countryside with views over the Loch of Strathbeg Nature Reserve. Participants can choose between a 6k and a 12k race, with a kids fun run also available. The event is in memory of l..

The Floors Castle Trail Race is set to take place on September 29th, 2024, offering participants the choice between a 10km and 5km trail race, as well as a Junior 3km race. The event promises a challenging yet scenic course through ancient woodlands and panoramic vistas, all against the backdrop of ..

The Bennachie Hill Race will take place in Inverurie on Sunday 29 September 2024. You can run 13 kilometers.

October 2024

The GB Ultras - Glasgow to Edinburgh Ultra will take place in Glasgow on Saturday 5 October 2024. You can run 57 miles.

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The Aberfoyle Trail Half Marathon is set to take place on October 12, 2024, in the picturesque town of Aberfoyle. The course offers a mix of forest tracks, single-track trails, and a short section of tarmac, showcasing stunning autumnal scenery and mountain views. With 350m elevation across the 21.4..

The Bennachie Ultra Marathon is a challenging 50k race set on the North East of Scotland’s Bennachie hill, featuring over 5000ft of elevation gain and taking runners through various peaks of the hill. The race starts and finishes at the Bennachie Visitors Centre and is mainly off-road, requiring goo..

The Dramathon is a unique trail running event offering four races: The Full Dram (nearly 42km), The Half Dram (nearly 21km), The Wee Dram (just over 10km), and the relay (We Dram). The races take place along the beautiful Speyside Way, passing by various distilleries with stunning views. Participant..

Trail Outlaws presents the Devil's Foot Half Marathon and 10K, starting in Melrose and following the scenic trails of the Southern Upland Way back to Melrose. The race includes a challenging finish over the Eildon Hills before ending at Melrose Rugby Club. The course is fully marked with checkpoints..

The Jedburgh Three Peaks Races will take place in Jedburgh on Saturday 26 October 2024. You can run between 10 and 38 miles.

The ACORN Duncan Macfarlane Race "The Dunky" is a trail run held in Mugdock Country Park to celebrate the achievements of Duncan Macfarlane, a respected runner. The race consists of a two-lap, 7.5km route passing through the park, including two castles, a loch, and a World War II anti-aircraft empla..