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Perth Kilt Run




It just wouldn’t be a Kilt Run if things remain the same as years past. Fun things come from change. So keep an eye on the Website, for what’s on for the day. This year we are joining up with Freedom Fest to help take a little stress off the Stewart Family who have been instrumental at keeping this run happening.

The idea to hold a kilt run in Perth, Ontario was conceived in October 2009 by Terry Stewart after the Mayor of Perth, Ontario submitted a letter to the Perth Courier requesting town residents to come up with an idea to help Perth, Scotland celebrate their 800th Anniversary. Happy Birthday Perth, Scotland!! Canada’s 8K Perth Kilt Run represents Scotland’s 800 years of existence

The kilt run was organized by a group of volunteers as a “one-time event”. Here we are, now celebrating our 10th anniversary. Mary and Terry are still leading over 100 volunteers to make this run happen.

The Perth Kilt Run continues to be a major attraction, drawing thousands of visitors to the town to race or cheer. To register, visit

Order your 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 and so much more!


Date :
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 5pm

Event location :
Downtown Perth
80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON

Contact :
Phone contact: 6132671947



Perth Kilt Run

Perth OntarioThe idea to have a kilt run in Perth, Ontario was conceived in October 2009 and the first kilt run held was in June of 2010. There were 1,089 finishers…breaking the old record of 250, and setting a new OFFICIAL Guinness World Record.

The main charity of the kilt run is the MS Society. Over $35,000 has been raised in the first three years of the race. The Perth Kilt Run continues and will be held June 22, 2013.

Wear an authentic kilt and run in the fourth edition of this popular five-mile race through Perth. For information and registration visit or phone 613-264-8904.

Awesome Perth Video – Destination Perth Ontario by Ralph Willsey

If this video doesn’t make you want to visit Perth Ontario, I don’t know what will! Thank you Ralph Willsey for creating such a beautiful video of Perth Ontario. Please enjoy the video below feature some of the finest things in Perth Ontario.

This video is inspired by Ralph Willsey’s book “This Fair Town: Perth in Photographs”.
This video features: Perth Easter Egg Hunt, The Crown, Maximilian Dining Lounge, Ground Waves, Riverguild Fine Crafts, Gore Street Antique Flea Market, Art & Class, Rosewood Studio, Studio Theatre, Brock Zeman, O’Reilly’s Pub & Restaurant, Code’s Mill Inn & Spa, Lanark County, Maple Syrup Capital Ontario, Maple Syrup Festival, Perth Farmer’s Market, Perth Kilt Run, Stewart Park Festival, Perth Garlic Festival, Perth Fair, Bistro 54 Italiano

The 2nd Annual Perth Kilt Run

Perth Kilt RunSave the date for the 2nd Annual Perth Kilt Run being held on July 2nd, 2011. Although I have a feeling it will be hard to miss!

If you are not planning on being a runner for this great cause, then you will certainly want to join the community in the cheering stations. Cheering stations are an important element in any run, but this one is especially worthy as so many have been inspired to train or have signed up for the Learn-to-Run Program at The Running Goat just because of this run. Once they hit the 3 mile mark and start wondering “how much further” is the time that these encouragers and supporters are going to spurn them on! Race bibs will also have the runners name on them so the cheering will be even more significant.

If you have any questions you can stop by The Running Goat located at 74 Foster St. Visit The Kilt Run website for additional details or to find out how you can get involved.