Part of the Great Run British Marathon series, the Stirling marathon has attracted world-class runners such as Zola Budd and Liz McColgan, who will be taking part along with hundreds of other hopefuls.
A true test of endurance, the Original Mountain Marathon is not for the faint-hearted! This time the event returns to Scotland for the 49th edition. Participants are entirely self-reliant over the course of the race, and need to carry all supplies including tent and food for two days. There are no phones and no GPS! If you think you have what it takes to conquer the Scottish wilderness over two days, check the website for more details on how to enter.
The Glencoe Marathon Gathering is back for a fifth year!
Choose from a variety of events, including the Glencoe Marathon, the Mamores Half Marathon, The Cornerstone Canter and the Glen Nevis 10k.
Runners (and walkers) can expect to be challenged as they take in some of the best scenery the Scottish Highlands have to offer.
Check out the event website for more details on locations, times and how to enter. See the video of what to expect!
Skyrunning, or mountain running above 2000 ft, is coming to Scotland and tackling the skyline of Glen Coe. The route will feature long sections of scrambling terrain which is comparable to moderate standard rock climbing. The route covers 53km with 4500-5000m of ascent. This event is strictly for highly experienced competitors and all aspiring entrants must provide evidence of completion of a mountain run or race, within the last 5 years, of the same level of severity to the Glen Coe Skyline. Photograph: Ian Corless.
An appealing addition to the running calendar, this replaces the popular Lochaber Marathon and offers a different, very interesting route. It starts at Nevis Range and heads north through Leanachan Forest to Spean Bridge, where runners join the A82 and follow it to the Commando Memorial. From there the route takes an undulating road to the Caledonian Canal, takes a left on to the towpath for six miles to Neptune’s Staircase then turns left again towards Ben Nevis. After yet another left turn at the distillery the route leads eventually back through the forest.
This is the 10th and final Highlander Mountain Marathon â€“ and this year promises to take you to some of the most dramatic and scenic locations that the north of Scotland has to offer. Entries are thus capped to 300 pairs across all courses to maintain the unique character of the marathon. The entry fee includes maps, a meal both on Saturday night and when you finish on Sunday and traditional Highland entertainment.
The Hoka Highland Fling Ultramarathon is a 53-mile trail race along the West Highland Way, through the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. Starting in Milngavie and finishing in Tyndrum, the route is almost entirely on trails and features stunning scenery. Runners can enjoy a free beer, homemade soup and a massage following the race plus a traditional ceilidhÂ party.
As part of the John Muir Festival weekend â€“ this 50k ultra marathon is the first in East Lothian, and takes place along the scenic coastline, with the finish at Foxlake Adventures, near Dunbar. Run the whole thing or as a relay team running 25k each.
The Barry Buddon Half Marathon is a fantastic race for those looking for a flat, traffic-free course, on good-quality tarmac. Because of the nature of the course, participants have a real chance of aiming for a fast time. The distance has been professionally measured and mile-marked and a map of the course is available on the website.
There will be Mementos for all finishers. Prizes will be awarded to the first 5 in the Race and to the first 5 female runners. Also the first 3 teams.
The DRAM is a combined marathon and half-marathon following the 26 mile green circular cycleway which surrounds the city of Dundee. The race begins at Camperdown Park. The route is a mixture of terrains as runners pass through wooded areas, parkland and along the banks of the Tay before returning to the park.
Join the Strathearn Harriers this June for what is quickly becoming a stand-out event in the Scottish running calendar.Â Taking place in the beautiful surroundings of Perthshire, the Strathearn Marathon is known for being a challenging but friendly competition.Â The route follows predominantly quiet B roads in Strathearn, starting and finishing at the Cultybraggan Camp just outside Comrie, with about 1500 feet of ascent.
MOKRUN starts and finishes in the beautiful Campbeltown in Kintyre, approximately 140 miles from Glasgow. The Half Marathon route in particular is famous for crossing the Mach Dunes Golf Course and the stunning beach section.
Please note, entries for the 2015 race are now SOLD OUT. As the event sells our extremely quickly every year, it’s worth keeping an eye out for when next year’s entries open.