Perth’s World Record Kilt Run

23 June 2018

The idea to hold a kilt run in Perth, Ontario was conceived in October 2009 by Terry Stewart after the Mayor of Perth, Ontario challenged town residents to suggest a way to help Perth, Scotland celebrate its 800th Anniversary. The kilt run was organized by a group of volunteers as a “one-time event” in 2010. There were 1,089 race finishers that June, setting a new OFFICIAL Guinness World Record.

Now in its ninth year and with Perth Brewery as the major sponsor, the Celtic Cross as theme, the indomitable team of Mary and Terry Stewart as Race Directors and The 2 Marys Inc. as organizers, the Perth World’s Kilt Run continues to be a major attraction, drawing thousands of visitors to the town to race or cheer.

The Celtic Cross – a powerful symbol!

The beautiful Lanark Highlands Tartan

Order your Lanark Highlands Tartan kilt when you REGISTER and join in this authentic and ever popular kilted 5 mile / 8 km race that passes through the historic stone streetscapes of Perth and across the spectacular Tay River.


Highlights include a Pipe Band March to the castle starting gate, street bands, cheering stations, Dogs of the Tartan Cross Parade organized by PawsOasis and so much more! Spectators will be thrilled with the Wee Lads and Lassies races sponsored by Mackie’s Crisps, the much-anticipated Haggis Toss Competition, live Celtic music, face painting, and Perth Brewery beer all afternoon!