23 June 2018
The idea to hold a kilt run in Perth, Ontario was conceived in October 2009 by Terry Stewart after John Fenik, 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. The committee included David Stevens, Steve Wight, Shannon Baillon, Pam Ferguson, Mary Stewart, David Eggleton, and Terry Stewart (Race Director). There were 1,089 race finishers that June, setting a new OFFICIAL Guinness World Record.
The 2 Marys Inc. organized the 9th Perth’s World Record Kilt Run in 2018. Plans are now underway for a celebratory 10th anniversary run to be held on Saturday 22 June 2019 – mark your calendars now! The Perth’s World Record Kilt Run continues to be a major attraction, drawing thousands of visitors to the historic and picturesque town to race or cheer. All runners need to wear a proper kilt, so you may want to order one when you register.
Highlights include a Pipe Band March to the castle starting gate, street bands, cheering stations, a Dogs of the Tartan Cross Parade 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!