Registration opens for 2015, on December 2!

Monday, 1 December 2014

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Welcome to "The Year of the Spurtle!" ... the 2015 Perth WORLD RECORD KILT RUN

                                            Happy St Andrew's Day to Kilt Run Nation!

             Dear Kilt Runners, here we are again embarking on the kilt run journey. The year of 2014 was spectacular ... with no fewer than six officials kilt runs - all aiming to break the record for the world's largest kilt run. The very last attempt, was held in Perth, Australia in September. The big news out of that event .... the overall winner was Thor Stewart from our own Kilt Run here in Perth Canada! (shown far left in red t-shirt).

                                                  Perth Australia Kilt Run September 2014



                             The Race Director this year is Mary Stewart (yes, mother of the fastest kilt runner in Australia). Her committee has already been hard at work, and we are expecting new and exciting things for the 2015 event. One of the changes will be a modification of the race route ... a change made by the 2016 committee - which is already at work for our major event to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Perth. But lets not get too far ahead of ourselves ... first is 2015, on June 20. The blog will be updating the different pages and links in the coming days - so stay tuned!
           
                         Lord Darnley
                         President
                         Perth Running Goats Club
                         organizers of the largest kilt race in the world!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Congratulations to all Finishers

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the 2014 Perth's World Record Kilt Run! The weather was great, the entertainment and activities were great, and the Perth hospitality was great (well, we hope so anyways!)!

You can find the Race Results here.
Note that Overall results and Age Group results are determined by Chip Time.
The top three finishers are determined by Race Time (Gun Time).

Don't forget the photos from Zoomphoto! As part of your race entry, you can download your images for FREE! You can get to the photos here


Monday, 16 June 2014

Race Day Parking

Click here for some suggestions for parking on Race Day.

Bib, Kilt and T-Shirt Pick up

You must pick up your bib on Race Day from 1 to 5 pm at the Crystal Palace. Kilts and t-shirts that were ordered when you registered can be picked up at the same time

Click here to find your bib number.

Friday, 13 June 2014

THE WRITERS FESTIVAL TENT AT KILT RUN

The Ottawa International Writers Festival PERTH CHAPTER presents

A celebration of writing and the arts with a Scottish flair

Perth Studio Theatre performs scenes from a Scottish play

LIve Poets Society (LiPS) presents a Scottish poem “spoken word” style

Award-winning author Roy McSkimming reads Scottish folk tales


PLUS

Kids’ zone: writing and colouring with a Scottish theme

Details on the writing contest sponsored by the booksellers of Perth

AND

Information and tickets for events at the August 22-23 Festival

For more information, go to www.writersfestival.org

Thursday, 12 June 2014

New This Year! Race Photos provided!

Photographic services for the Kilt Run will be provided by Zoom Photo. Free electronic downloads of race photos taken by Zoom Photo will be provided to each participant by the Perth Kilt Run!!

To make sure that photos of you, in all your highland glory, are captured by the photographers please ensure that your race bib is in front and clearly visible. You will be notified after the race by Zoom Photo when your race pictures are available.

Kilt Pickup

There are two options for picking up your kilt:
  1. Early pick-up on Sat, Jun 14, 2014, from 3 to 6 pm at 3107 Tennyson Rd., Perth
  2. Race Day pickup from 1 to 5 pm
Note that bibs will NOT be distributed prior to Race Day. They can be picked up along with the kilts at the Registration tables in the Crystal Palace

If you decide to come to the early pickup this Saturday...
  1. Run the Route start; Perth Town Hall at 6:30pm
  2. Kick off to Summer Party Monkeyjunk- Crystal Palace (this is a fundraiser for Stewart Park Music Festival in July) a $20 admission ticket fee applies/licensed event

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Race Day Layout and Cheering/Water Station locations



Click here to download this view of the layout around the Start Line for all the activities before and after the big race!




Click here to download this view of the Cheering/Water Stations and the Piper locations around the route.


Thursday, 29 May 2014

Shortbread Competition is On!

The second annual Shortbread competition will be held at this year's Kilt Run from 2 to 4 pm.

Below are the Rules (to download click here):

RULES
• The competition is open to everyone - any age, runners and non-runners alike.
• There are two categories - kids (under 16) and grown-ups (16 or older).
• Any type of shortbread is allowed, though the traditional sugar, butter and flour variety is hard to beat!
• Entry forms are available from the Running Goat Store (74 Foster Street, Perth) and at
www.perthkiltrun.blogspot.com
• Entrants must provide a disposable and covered or wrapped plate of shortbread for judging, enough for three judges to sample.
• The entry form and baking must be brought to the shortbread contest tent in Stewart Park (near the bridge) on Saturday June 21st, 2014, between 11 am and 1 pm.
• Judging will begin at 2 pm and the winners will be announced at 4 pm from the Stewart Park bandstand.
• The judging criteria are: appearance (30 pts), flavour (50 pts), texture (10 pts), and “Scots appeal” (10 pts).
• Providing extra cookies for the runners will make you especially popular!
• Among the judges will be last year's first place winner - so the 2014 first place spot is yours to claim.

Prizes:
Kids: 1st $25, 2nd $20, 3rd $15, in addition to baking kits for each winner
Grown-ups: 1st $100 and a presentation plaque, 2nd $50, 3rd $25

For the Entry Form click here.