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 Scurry to the Sea 2024 is a unique 12-mile running event in Edinburgh, offering participants the chance to enjoy scenic views. The race starts with a hill run to the top of Allermuir in the Pentlands and then continues downhill, incorporating cross-country, urban orienteering, and road-running. ..

August 2024

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 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 along the way. Entry fees are £95 for non-members an..

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

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 Guided Lairig Ghru Crossing is a guided trail run through the iconic Lairig Ghru, taking place on Saturday 24th August 2024. The route is 32km long with around 600 meters of ascent, including some of the most inaccessible trail running in the UK. Participants will run with a small team and an ex..

The Two Islands Half Marathon is a friendly and relatively small event, now in its 14th year, taking place on Saturday, 24th August 2024. The route starts on the Isle of Berneray, crosses a causeway to North Uist, and finishes in Lochmaddy at the Lochmaddy Hotel. The race is gently undulating and ve..

The Kirkcaldy Parks Running Festival will take place in Kirkcaldy from Saturday 24 August 2024 to Sunday 25 August 2024. You can run between 5 and 13 miles.

September 2024

The Tiree Ultramarathon is a 35-mile run around the Isle of Tiree, known for its white sandy beaches and unspoiled landscape. The course includes firm sandy beaches, gravel tracks, grassy dunes, and some hills, offering a varied and scenic experience. The event includes a goodie bag, laminated cours..

The 2024 Dunoon Presents Dunoon Ultra Marathon and Relay is a 55km trail run with approximately 1200m of elevation, starting at Benmore Gardens. The route includes a loop of Loch Eck, with a checkpoint at Glenbranter just before the halfway point. The event offers solo and relay entries, with fees i..

The Wild Deer Events trail run in Dalkeith, Scotland, will take place on September 22, 2024, at Dalkeith Country Park. The event offers a 1/2 marathon, 10k, and 5k trail runs, catering to all levels of runners, with the 5k open to over 11-year-olds. All finishers will receive a medal, Wild Deer merc..

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 Dramathon is a series of trail races set along the beautiful Speyside Way, passing by various distilleries. Participants can choose from The Full Dram (nearly 42km), The Half Dram (nearly 21km), The Wee Dram (just over 10km), or the relay race (We Dram). The course is mostly flat, following well..

November 2024

The Auchterarder 10K Chilli Trail Race 2024 is set to take place on Saturday, 2nd November 2024, starting at 11am. Organized by Five Star Events, the race welcomes participants aged 16 and above. The race route offers a variety of terrains, including forest trails, steady uphills, exhilarating downh..

The Dava Way 50k is a trail run perfect for transitioning from marathons to ultras or for seasoned ultrarunners. The route links Grantown-on-Spey and Forres, following the old Highland Railway line with diverse scenery. The race starts at 7:30 am with an 8-hour cutoff and is limited to 300 runners. ..

December 2024

The Epictrails 8Km - Night Running Fun will take place in Milngavie on Saturday 28 December 2024. You can run 8 kilometers.

January 2025

The Loch Morlich Running Festival 2025 is set to take place on Saturday, January 4th, 2025. Participants can choose between a 5.6KM and an 11.2KM course that offers stunning views as they run through Glenmore Forest to Loch Morlich beach. The event is family-friendly, dog-friendly, and features a we..