It could be you running in a kilt this year! There is a race for everyone – even a Royal 1K for those who want just a taste of the action. For inspiration, check out 2017 Perth Kilt Run Photos by Ian Hunter.
Maybe this year you’d like to tackle the world record Five Mile / 8K race through the scenic streets of Perth lined with cheering hordes – with a free, cold Perth Brewery beer or Loon Kombucha waiting for you at the finish line! This year’s swag, always a popular keepsake, is true to the race theme “Celtic Cross” – how’s that for a hint? Then of course there are the prize incentives of $300 for 1st, $200 for 2nd and $100 for 3rd place Overall Top Finishers. Age Category Winners (male/female) are emailed a coupon for a day at McCreary’s Beach Resort Spa.
Route Maps: CLICK on either the Perth Kilt Run 1K Route or Perth Kilt Run 8K Route to see the proposed routes. For satellite views, click on these versions: 1K Route Satellite View; 8K Route Satellite View. For some statistics about the longer route, click on the Good Run Guide 8K Route.
The truly ambitious have registered for the Warrior Obstacle Challenge designed for bravehearted souls over 18 years of age. Warriors carry a sword and shield weighing several pounds for the entire 8k race – plus there are various challenges awaiting them along the route, ranging from throwing to lifting to aiming. Specific details are mailed to the Warriors prior to the race.
For youth there is also a Warrior Class in addition to a Lads & Lassies 1K race that takes the runners over the scenic Tay River in the heart of Perth. The big crowd pleaser is of course the Wee Lads & Lassies 200m race, which starts at 4:00 pm at the in the Tay Basin Party Zone.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes ahead for the adult races that start at 6:00 pm and 15 minutes ahead for these shorter races:
- 4:00 pm: 2-4 and 5-6 year olds are piped to the Castle start line in the Tay Basin Party Zone for a 200m race.
- 4:20 pm: 7-8 year olds are piped to the Castle start line in the Tay Basin Party Zone for a 1K race.
- 4:40 pm: 9-12 year old Warriors are piped to the Castle start line and follow a 1K course that includes some obstacles to contend with.
The deadline has passed for ordering kilts as part of the registration process, but friends and used clothing stores are good sources of kilts for last minute registrants. Anyone wishing to support a Canadian company and invest in a quality kilt should check out Ronald Kilts based in Montreal.