Perth Kilt Race
Ever fancied breaking a world record? Love a kilt? Then why not take part in an attempt at breaking the world record for the largest kilt race to be held in nearby Perth as part of this
years Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The current record of 1089 participants was set in Perth’s twin town of Perth in Ontario, Canada, in June 2010 but it is hoped that around 2000 entrants dressed in kilts and decked in tartan will take part summer. Many of our staff at Crieff Hydro have signed up already and are in training. Of course they are getting a little extra help from their friends in the form of our in house personal trainer, Ian who has top tips on getting fit quick, so if you’re not up for a run but want to get fit for summer he’s worth a shout.
Some of guests have booked their accommodation already specifically for this event and if you would like to do the same why not check out our best available rates online. Remember to check out our great offers on our 5 star self catering lodges. If you are going to join us, why not plan to unwind afterwards at our beautiful SPA where you can treat yourself to our luxurious massage treatments and our brand new product range from the exclusive Temple Spa.
The kilt race will take place on Saturday, June 2. And the focus is firmly on fun and enjoyment; it is open to anyone aged over 15 who fancies the challenge of helping to beat a world record while raising money for good causes.
The two main charities being supported are the Perth and Kinross volunteers’ charity PKAVS and ABF, The Soldiers Charity.
The Kilt Run’s 8km route will go around the North Inch then to the South Inch via Tay Street and back to the North Inch. It will be part of a full programme of Diamond Jubilee Day celebrations in Perth that day.
Registration for the Kilt Run is still open and you can sign up to take part at
www.perthkiltrun.co.uk. It costs £10 to register.
Provost John Hulbert said the idea originated during a civic visit to Ontario last year.
“I thought our own Kilt Run would be a great way to help celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I’m confident we can get around 2000 to sign up and take part on the day so we can claim the Kilt Run crown from Canada. If we do claim the world record our friends in Ontario have said they will do their best to take it back so it could be the beginning of a new sporting rivalry’’
“I would encourage people to dig out their tartan and sign up to have some fun while raising some cash for charity. There will be a real carnival atmosphere in Perth on the day Runners Runners of all abilities are welcome, whether you want to sprint the course or take a leisurely jog with friends and family or even just spectate.”
If you’ve forgotten your tartan you can always hire, locally we would recommend speaking to Peter at House of Tartan in nearby Comrie.