Strathearn Harriers - New Year's Day Run 2014

Event information

Next planned race date is 6 June 2021

Online entries for 2021 are now open at Entry Central, and we have now accepted entries for the 2021 race up to a reduced overall limit.

To keep up to date on the 2021 race, follow our Facebook page

Entry fee: £22 for Scottish Athletics members. £24 for non-members. But please note that the entry fee does not include a t-shirt.

Entries can only be accepted from runners who will be aged 18 or over on the day of the race. There will be no entry on the day. Race numbers will be collected on the day.

Runners may enter the race in Male, Female or Non-binary categories, but no prizes will be awarded for the Non-binary category or any age sub-categories within it and only Male and Female categories will be captured in results used for Scottish Athletics ranking purposes. Gender neutral toilets will be available, in the form of portable toilets, but we are not able to offer gender neutral changing or showering facilities.

On the day

There will be significant changes to how the event is organised, in order to to comply with Covid-related regulations.

The route follows predominantly undulating B roads on the south side of Strathearn. Roads will not be closed, and runners are asked to be aware of traffic. The course will be well marshalled and well signposted.

Any runners who have to abandon the race must make their presence known to their nearest marshal, who will arrange any medical help and transport back to the finish.

Entrants should be able to complete a 'flat' marathon in under 5 hours. For a range of practical reasons, the race is organised and resourced to take place within a six hour time frame. That means that after six hours the event is officially closed and any runners still on the course cannot rely on the continuing availability of race officials, marshals, water stations or finishing line facilities. Transport back to the finish will be provided.

Important: UKA / SA rules are that runners should not wear “in ear” headphones in races that take place on roads which are open to traffic, but “bone conduction” earphones are permitted.

There will be seven water points at approximately 3, 7.5, 10.5, 14, 18.5, 21.5 and 24 miles. See the route map for the locations of the water stations.

Finishers will all receive a medal and a goody bag.

Thanks go to Run & Become and The Glenturret Distillery for their support of this race. Water at the water stations and at the finish is provided by Highland Spring.


R&B_logo_4c.jpeg Highland Spring logo Glenturret Distillery

Prizes will be awarded for:
1st 3 male and female runners
1st 2 male and female Vet 40 runners
1st 2 male and female Vet 50 runners
1st male and female Vet 60 runners
1st 2 male and female local runners 
new course records - male and female


Results will be made available on the website as soon as possible after the completion of the race.

Find out more

For more information about the Strathearn Marathon, contact race organiser Cathy Tilbrook by emailing the club at