Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Touch of Tartan Half Marathon and 5K Kilt Run

The Perth 5k Kilt Run - where participants run a 5k route wearing a traditional kilt - is now in its fourth year, but thanks to the feedback from participants looking for a bigger challenge there is now the introduction of a half-marathon length route starting at Perth Aerodrome and finishing on the North Inch parkland in Perth. It's a mainly flat on and off road route set against a very pretty background, and rather than wearing a kilt, participants are being asked to don a touch of tartan.

Entry is now open at www.eventfull.biz

What is the Touch of Tartan weekend?


A range of activities being held in Perth, Scotland over the weekend of Saturday 8 August and Sunday 9 August. On the Saturday the events are based around our running and walking events including the 4th annual Perth 5k Kilt Run. There will also be a range of entertainment, music and fun for all the family throughout the day and into the evening. On Sunday the focus is Perth's traditional Highland Games event plus a great Touch of Tartan food event supported by local restaurants and eateries.


What are all the running/walking event options?

Perth 5k Kilt Run

Touch of Tartan Half-Marathon run

Perth 5k kilted walk

Perth half-marathon kilted walk

Perth marathon kilted walk

All events are now open for booking at www.eventfull.biz 


Fundraising


Runners and walkers are encouraged to use this opportunity to raise sponsorship money and donate to charity, there is no minimum fundraising amount for entrants, although charities will appreciate every penny raised. Recommended charities for each event are:


Walking events: Perth Autism Support http://www.perthautismsupport.org.uk/ 

Kilt Run: Guide Dogs Scotland https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/guide-dogs-scotland/help-someone-near-you/fundraising 

Touch of Tartan Half-Marathon run: Scottish Charities Air Ambulance http://www.scaa.org.uk


Visitors to Perth

Where can I find accommodation in Perth? 

The City of Perth offers a range of guest houses and hotels to offer accommodation to suit every budget. If you're planning to make a weekend of it visit www.perthcity.co.uk for details on the options available in the city.


Where can I find places to eat and other information about Perth?

www.perthcity.co.uk is a great source of information about the accommodation, restaurant, shopping and activity/events information in Perth.