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Perth's World Record Kilt Run

Saturday June 22nd, 2019
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
Race Date: 06/23/2018 Distance: 5 Miles
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 00:26:30 Somerville, Thomas 23 Perth
2nd Male 00:26:55 Fettes, Craig 32 Ottawa
3rd Male 00:27:00 Csisztu, Thomas 18 Pembroke
4th Male 00:27:25 Desormeaux, Kyle 37 Ottawa
Female 00:30:51 Jepchirchir, Stellah 20 Nairobi
2nd Female 00:33:30 MacAskill, Olivia 17 kanata
3rd Female 00:34:32 CSISZTU, Samantha 15 Pembroke
4th Female 00:35:48 Veldkamp, Grace 15 Ottawa
Division Time Name Age Home
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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