It's the message we didn't want to send. The Strathearn Marathon 2020 is cancelled, unfortunately, due to the circumstances you're all aware of. We've decided that, even if official guidance allows the event to go ahead on 7 June this year, we can't encourage people to be doing long run training in the meantime. With a number of races already postponed, rescheduling to the autumn isn't a viable option. We know you'll be as disappointed as we are, but hope you'll understand the decision we've had to take.
You have two choices. How about the excitement of looking forward to the Strathearn Marathon 2021? You can choose to defer and get next year's marathon (on Sunday, 6 June) at this year's price (including the 2021 t-shirt/hoodie if you'd ordered the 2020 one). We know circumstances change, so we'll give you another two-week window to take a refund when we open 2021 entries at the start of November. If you'd like to defer your entry, email us at email@example.com by the end of Friday, 1 May, and we'll sort it out. We hope that many of you will take up this option to retain your place - something to look forward to and train for right through the year ahead, as well as helping support a running event put on by a running club, for the running community.
If you'd prefer a refund, we will, of course, give a full refund. In this case, you don't need to do anything. If we don't hear from you, we'll refund your entry via EntryCentral in the first week of May - but hope you'll be able to join us again in easier times.
We're really sorry that the Strathearn Squirrel won't be waving you off and cheering you back at Cultybraggan Camp this June. Stay fit, healthy, safe and sane, and we really hope you'll be able to join us in 2021 for our popular, friendly and scenic Strathearn Marathon!
The Strathearn Marathon, held in beautiful Perthshire, is one of the stand-out events in the Scottish running calendar in one of the best areas of Scotland for running. The race is organised by Strathearn Harriers, a club with an established record of running popular races such as the very successful Crieff 10k and the Simon Wake Comrie Hills Relay. The race is well established as the friendliest Scottish marathon. Read what runners have said about the event.
The ninth running of the Strathearn Marathon will *NO LONGER* take place on SUNDAY 7 JUNE 2020, see note above. Online entry for the 2021 event will open later this year on EntryCentral.
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The route follows predominantly quiet B roads in Strathearn, starting and finishing at the Cultybraggan Camp just outside Comrie, with about 1500 feet of ascent.
The route initially heads south west up Glen Artney before a turn back to the east and then south on the B827 towards Braco. This stretch of the route gets up to a height of nearly 800ft. Just after the 10 mile mark, the route joins the A822 north for a short stretch before carrying on along the route of the old Roman road, and then joining quiet back roads into the southern edges of Crieff. At the 18.5 mile mark, the route turns west along the South Crieff Road to Comrie, before returning to Cultybraggan.
The Strathearn Marathon is organised by Strathearn Harriers with assistance from the Comrie Development Trust, owners of Cultybraggan Camp.