2015 - what a year!

August 9, 2015
A huge thank you from everyone in the McKilty team, plus our charities Perth Autism Support, the Perth & District Branch of Guide Dogs Scotland and SCAA for all your support for this year's event. Special thanks also has to go to that rare creature the Scottish summer making an almost unprecedented appearance to shine on our event (although thankfully some clouds rolled in to cool things down in the afternoon).

There was running, there was walking, there were medals and there were trophies, and there were some pretty fine engraved porridge spurtles brought over from our Canadian sister race the Perth Ontario Kilt Run.

We hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did, but please get in touch and let us know what you thought. Your high points, your low points, those little niggles which could have been better, whatever it is we'd love to know so that we can come back in 2016 even bigger and better than ever. 

Just email us at thekiltrun@gmail.com with what you thought and we'll feed it into our debrief.

Pre-race nerves

August 7, 2015
Hope everyone's looking forward to tomorrow. Basic infrastructure on the North Inch is in place, kilts have been cleaned and goodie bags are being packed.

If you're running or walking make sure you get a good night's rest so you're bright eyed and bushy tailed for your race.

For those of you joining us as spectators remember about to spread the word to all your friends about the free entertainment, activities and music from Eric Faulkner's Bay City Rollers, Dougie MacLean and The Mad Ferret Ban...
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Tartan entertainment

August 5, 2015
The city of Perth will be filled with free entertainment and activities this weekend when Touch of Tartan gets underway. People are encouraged to cheer on kilted walkers and runners and enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere on Saturday 8 August.

Contestants will be setting off on their races on Saturday 8 August at 8am (marathon-length walk), 10.30am (half marathon-length walk and run) and 1.30pm (5k walk and Kilt Run).  

Race-goers, their supporters, local residents and visitors will have their...

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Win a weekend for two at the Touch of Tartan Weekend

July 29, 2015
We're delighted to offer a great competition package to come and be part of our Touch of Tartan Weekend in Perth on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August 2015.

You could win:
  • dinner, bed and breakfast for two in a double room at the Royal George Hotel, George Street, Perth on the night of Saturday 8 August 2015. This fantastic city centre hotel is just a short walk from where all the action is taking place for the weekend on the North Inch.
  • 2 adult tickets to attend the Perth Highland Games on Sunday 9...

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Final call for runners and walkers to support local charities

July 29, 2015
The race director of next weekend's Touch of Tartan racing and walking events has put out a final call for participants to put their best foot forward and raise money for three great local charities.

The Touch of Tartan Weekend on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 August, includes 5 races to suit every pace. There's the fourth annual Perth 5k Kilt Run, the first ever Touch of Tartan Half Marathon Run and three kilted walking events - 5k, half marathon and full marathon length. All the running and walkin...

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Timing changes

July 21, 2015
As we get nearer to the big day McKilty's been having another look at the set up of the day.

To make the best use of stewarding and support for the race we're changing the start times slightly for the races. This means that the Touch of Tartan Half Marathon Run and the half marathon kilted walk will now start at the same time - 10.30 am.

The 5k Kilt Run and 5k kilted walk will also start at the same time - 1.30 pm.

In both cases the runners will be at the front of the pack and the walkers at the...
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Could you bring a Touch of Tartan to Perth in August?

July 14, 2015
Local singers, musicians, dancers, performing arts, artists, entertainers and youth groups with an interest in street performances are being called upon to demonstrate their talents as part of the Touch of Tartan Weekend in Perth this August.

The Touch of Tartan weekend will be hosted in the heart of Perth City on Saturday 8 and 9 August, welcoming visitors with a wide range of family entertainment, traditional Highland games and tasty food.

The weekend is based around the fourth annual Perth 5...

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Plot your route

July 9, 2015
Whether you're running, walking or lending your support as a spectator it's helpful to know whereabouts you'll be going. We've now finalised the routes for each of the races. There's more details on the race specific pages of this website or you can download PDF versions of the route maps below:

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Are you up for the Double McKilty challenge?

June 18, 2015
We've added a timetable for the Touch of Tartan Weekend to our web pages, so you can plan out your day. Importantly the timings mean it's possible to take part in both the Touch of Tartan Half-Marathon in the morning and then the 5k Perth Kilt Run in the afternoon.

We're naming this the Double McKilty Challenge and if you're planning on taking it on, please let us know by emailing thekiltrun@gmail.com or tag yourself with #doubleMcKilty on Facebook or Twitter.

Are you up for it? Register for bo...
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Marathon walkers: we've got you covered!

May 29, 2015
We're bringing a marathon length kilted walk to Perth as part of the Touch of Tartan weekend, and for Platinum Kiltwalkers entry is free!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to get in touch with us to say that you were really looking forward to taking part in a kilted walk, but especially to all the Platinum Kiltwalkers who have impressed McKilty with their passion and commitment to completing an amazing 6 marathon-length kiltwalks in 2015.

We want to do everything we can to help you achiev...
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