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 Wild Deer Events trail run in Dalkeith, Scotland, will take place on September 22, 2024, at Dalkeith Country Park. Participants can choose from a 5k, 10k, or half marathon distance, catering to all levels of runners. All finishers will receive a medal, Wild Deer merchandise, a snack, and a drink..

The The Last Duel Trail Race will take place in Cardenden on Sunday 22 September 2024. You can run 5 miles.

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 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 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 ..

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 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..

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..

The Monumental Challenge is the 3rd leg of the 2024 Fochabers Triple Challenge, organized by Spey Runners. This challenging 5+ mile trail race starts and finishes at the foot of the Monster Trails, passing the monument at the top of Whiteash Hill. The event takes place on Sunday, 27th October 2024, ..

November 2024

The Auchterarder 10K Chilli Trail Race 2024 is set to take place on Saturday, 2nd November 2024, starting at 11 am. Organized by Five Star Events, this trail race welcomes participants aged 16 and above. The race route, shaped like a chili pepper, offers a mix of surfaces, forest trails, uphills, do..

The BOO10K (Bridge of Orchy 10k) is a chip-timed multi-terrain race taking place on November 3, 2024, at 11:30 am. The route starts at the Bridge of Orchy with a challenging 2k climb up the West Highland Way path, offering stunning views of Loch Tulla. Participants will then experience a quick desce..

The Scurry Around Tentsmuir Forest Trail Running Festival 2024 offers a variety of trail running options including a half marathon, 10km, 5km, and a 1.2km family fun run. The event is organized by Scurry Events and aims to support the Tayport Community Trust and Larick Centre. Participants will enjo..

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. ..

The John Muir Way Nocturnal Ultra Marathon is a night-time ultra marathon and team relay event taking place on November 9, 2024, starting at 4:00 pm. Runners have six hours to complete as many loops of the 5km off-road route as possible, with solo and relay options available. The event promises a th..

The Acorn South by Five - Linn Park will take place in Glasgow on Sunday 17 November 2024. You can run 5 kilometers.

December 2024

The Acorn South by Five - Rouken Glen will take place in Glasgow on Sunday 1 December 2024. You can run 5 kilometers.

The Acorn South by Five - Pollok Park will take place in Giffnock on Sunday 15 December 2024. You can run 5 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..

The Acorn South by Five - Bellahouston Park will take place in Glasgow on Sunday 5 January 2025. You can run 5 kilometers.