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Perth's World Record Kilt Run

Friday December 2nd, 2022
Perth, Ontario, Canada
Distance: 1 Mile · 5 Miles

The idea to hold a kilt run in Perth, Ontario was conceived in October 2009 by Terry Stewart after the Mayor of Perth, Ontario submitted a letter to the Perth Courier requesting town residents to come up with an idea to help Perth, Scotland celebrate their 800th Anniversary. Happy Birthday Perth, Scotland!! Canada’s 8K Perth Kilt Run represents Scotland’s 800 years of existence.

The kilt run was organized by a group of volunteers as a "one-time event" in 2010. The committee included David Stevens, Steve Wight, Shannon Baillon, Pam Ferguson, Mary Stewart, David Eggleton, and Terry Stewart (Race Director).

The first kilt run held was in June of 2010. There were 1,089 finishers...breaking the old record of 250, and setting a new OFFICIAL Guinness World Record.

The race features a "Castle" start line!

The kilt run is officially called "Perth's WORLD RECORD KILT RUN".

The main charity of the kilt run is the MS Society. Over $55,000 has been raised in the first three years of the race.

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Terry Stewart
This is a fun event and here is why. 1. Holds the world record for most people running a race in a kilt (in their 5 Mile event 2. Over 2,500 runners in the 5 Mile event in 2015 $2000+ prize money 3. Free trip to Scotland draw for all runners 4. Bagpipers at each kilometer marker 5. Free live music, post race beer, cheering station comp. 6. MS Society top fund raiser 7. Seventh year of race in 2016, 3rd Guinness record attempt
Perth's World Record Kilt Run, Race Date: 2019-08-17, Distance: 5 Miles
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 27:02 Owen Day 21 Ottawa
2nd Male 28:21 Gilbert Kiptoo 36 Kenya
3rd Male 29:05 Max Benda 14 Perth
4th Male :30:19 Nick Hogan 16 Cobourg
Female :31:06 Stellah Jepchirchir 21 Kenya
2nd Female 32:31 Katie McParlan 37 Toronto
3rd Female 34:23. Lia Codrington 22 Ottawa
4th Female 36:32 Jennifer P MacDonell 63 Ottawa
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 36:11 Matt Maidment 47 smiths falls
M 50-59 35:05 Raphael Shew 58 Lombard
M 60-69 37:35 Dave Albers 64 Carp
F 40-49 41:56.25 Jen Kellett 42 Cambrid
F 50-59 41:33 Catherine McKenna 54 ottawa
F 60-69 36:32 Jennifer P MacDonell 63 Ottawa
Perth's World Record Kilt Run

2012 was the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. In 2012 Perth, Scotland became an official City. In 2012 Perth, Scotland attempts its first kilt run and its first attempt to smash Canada’s record of 1089 kilted runners. Terry Stewart, Mary Stewart, David Eggleton, Mayor John Fenik, and Glenn Tunnocktraveled to Scotland to participate in their 5k run. Rumor has it they came very close to breaking Canada’s record

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