The Strathearn Marathon, held in beautiful Perthshire, is rapidly becoming 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 in the 2016 race said about the event.
The sixth running of the Strathearn Marathon will take place on SUNDAY 11 JUNE 2017, starting at 9.00am. Online entry for the 2017 event are open at Entry Central.
Please read the full terms and conditions before entering.
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.
For 2017 the race includes a relay, with three legs of approximately 8, 10 and 8 miles respectively, at the same time and over the same course as the main individual marathon. Entry for the relay is now open through Entry Central, but is limited to 15 teams on a first come, first served basis. Relay team runners will receive a special relay medal and will have the option to order a race t-shirt at additional cost.
The Strathearn Marathon is organised by Strathearn Harriers with assistance from the Comrie Development Trust, owners of Cultybraggan Camp.