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

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 


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 

Kilt Run: Guide Dogs Scotland 

Touch of Tartan Half-Marathon run: Scottish Charities Air Ambulance

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 for details on the options available in the city.

Where can I find places to eat and other information about Perth? is a great source of information about the accommodation, restaurant, shopping and activity/events information in Perth.