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.
After a year off, the race will be back in 2024 on Sunday 9th June.
It's open now for online entries through EntryCentral.
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.
After a lap of the camp, runners go initially 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.