Tuesday 7 July 2015

2015 Kilt Run Video Part 2

Check out Part 2 of the this year's Kilt Run video put together by Kilt Run Committee member Brian Carpenter  Click Here

Wednesday 1 July 2015

The Quest has begun ... 2016 Registration opens today - Canada Day!

   Perth Kilt Run 2016 registration is now open!

   This is our third and final Guinness record attempt for the largest kilt race in the world ... we are pulling out all the stops this time:

 Saturday - June 25, 2016  
                                            The Royal Mile
                                            The Classic 5 Mile
                                            The Kilted Half Marathon
    * note: As the 5 Mile, and  Half ; have the same start line, same start time, and share the same first mile as the Royal Mile, you will be receiving a chip time for the Royal Mile as well. To put it another way, if you enter the 5 Mile or the Half, you will receive free entry into the Royal Mile. The Royal Mile will be the basis of the Guinness Record attempt!  

 Sunday - June 26, 2016
                                            The Kilted Full Marathon

                The world's first ever kilted marathon... and a Boston Qualifier!

                      Your world record passport access!  Click here!

Monday 29 June 2015

2015 Oatmeal Cookie Contest Winners

2015 Oatmeal Cookie Competition – Winners & Recipes

Prize Winners


1st - Kelly McNeely, Perth
2nd - Dale Robertson, McDonalds Corners
3rd - Ruth Lemke, Lanark County

1st - Sophie Greenhill, Lanark County
2nd - Nevin Warner, Perth
3rd - Scarlett Warner (Nevin's sister)

First Prize – Kelly McNeely
Not available.

Second Prize - Dale Robertson

Dale’s Gluten Free Crispy Oatmeal Cookies

½ c. salted butter, softened
1 c. light brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. dark molasses
1 and 2/3 c. wheat free rolled oats
1 c. Dale’s Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend* or other high quality gluten free flour blend
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt

*available every Saturday at the McDonalds Corners Farmers Market

Cream butter and sugar until smooth, in a stand mixer with paddle attachment.
Add egg, vanilla and molasses and mix on high until fluffy (about 1 min.), scraping down the
bowl as needed. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
Add to butter mixture and mix on low until combined.
Chill the dough 1 hour in fridge.
Preheat oven to 325°
Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets, and flatten cookies to
2 ½” rounds, leaving room for them to spread.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
Remove from oven and let them cool for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to
cool completely.

Third Prize - Ruth Lemke
Oaties Biscuits

Blend together:
2/3 cup all purpose flour
11/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup pinhead oatmeal
1/2 cup brown sugar
Rub in 1/4 cup shortening until crumbly.
If needed, add enough water to work the mixture into a stiff dough.
Turn out onto worktop, sprinkle with fine pinhead oatmeal and knead until manageable.
Roll out 1/8 inch thick and cut into rounds.
Bake at 350 preheated oven for 15 mins. Cool on rack.

“Also-Ran” – Mr. James Mitchell’s Scottish Grandmother’s Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 c. quick oats
1 c. brown sugar
½ c. butter
½ c. shortening
½ c. sour milk

Preheat oven to 350°
Stir flour, soda, salt, oats and brown sugar together.
Melt the butter and shortening and add them to the dry ingredients.
Stir in the milk and mix well.
Chill dough for 30 minutes.
Roll out to ¼” thickness on a lightly floured board.
Use a 2” round cookie cutter to cut the cookies; place them on a greased baking sheet and bake
them for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yield: 4-5 dozen.

Friday 26 June 2015

2015 Kilt Run Video, Part 1

Check out Part 1 of the this year's Kilt Run video put together by Kilt Run Committee member Brian Carpenter  Click Here

Sunday 21 June 2015

Results are Posted!

Congratulations to all the racers on another great Perth Kilt Run!

You can find results from this year's race here: http://runninggoattiming.com/results/rgtresults/

We are going through fixing up some of the bib-swapping. If you ran under someone else's bib and it affected results, please contact us as soon as possible therunninggoat@cogeco.net. The Age Group results are still being finalized due to some of these issues.

There will be photos available for FREE download (paid for by the race) at Zoom Photo here within the next day or so.

Friday 19 June 2015

"The First 2K" ... A Guide to Success!

Welcome to our new 2015 Perth Kilt Run Course!

   Some things to know:

1.  The Course starts in front of the Town Hall on Gore Street
2.  The course loops back through the Start-Line...you run through the Start, proceeding to 2K
3.  When the race begins - move as fast as possible past the Start line, and Past Harvey Street!
      (You will note that the faster runners, are heading toward the Start Line as the last runners are leaving. You must be past Harvey Street (about 100 meters from the Start Line) ..before they come!)
4.  We have made the Start Line 10 Feet wider this year for a faster start!!
5.  We are using the "March to the Start" as a way to "seed the runners this year. Please try to get behind your speed sign at 5:50pm (<50 minutes, or > 50 Minutes). Its a small change, but hopefully help the flow out of the start.
                       It's going to be a blast!

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Lay of the Land, Order of the Day

Lay of the Land !

 Order of the Day! 

    All that, and we haven't even talked about the Yak's Tartan Ducks, The ABC Highland Tea in the band stand, the Lioness special secret shortbread, The Glenn Tartan Trailer & their special race day Haggis!, The Curling Club's Scottish delights, Jamesview farm fresh!..and more!

Monday 15 June 2015

2015 Perth's World Record Kilt Run Update

Less than one week until the 2015 Perth's World Record Kilt Run!

Below is important information for all 8 km participants:

1. The Bib, Kilt and T-Shirt Pickup will be at the Crystal Palace (across from the Town Hall) from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on June 20. Come at 1pm to enjoy all the afternoon festivities.

2. Exchanging of kilts is VERY limited. Please be prepared with a belt and/or pins in case you need to adjust your kilt

3. T-Shirts will be for sale for $25 near the Crystal Palace. Numbers are limited

4. The "March On" is one of the highlights of this race. We ask you to gather behind Town Hall at 5:45 pm. Those who will complete the run in Under 50 minutes are asked to follow the first Pipes and Drums band to the right towards Mill Street. Those who will run Over 50 minutes are asked to follow the 2nd Pipes and Drums band to the left, towards Gore St. The pipes and drums will begin the March On at 5:50 pm. Please keep pace. All 8 km runners (except the Warriors) will follow the bands around a short route which will soon be posted on the blog http://perthkiltrun.blogspot.ca/.

5. There are several competitions within this race.
Best Costume
Most Scottish spirited
Best red-head
Top MS Fundraiser
The Great Scottish Oatmeal Cookie Competition
Single Age Winner: you are running against everyone that is your age ie. 36 yr olds run against 36 yr olds. Check for your name posted at Crystal Palace and pick up your medal at the Big Cheese monument beside Crystal Palace.

6. Please see http://perthkiltrun.blogspot.ca/ for all the latest updates

Get ready to have a great time!

We’re a’ Jock Tamson’s bairns!

Sunday 14 June 2015

The Awesome ... Runners March to the Start !!!

The Runners March to the Start is not to be missed! This is an aspect unique to the Perth Kilt Run among all the runs in the world. And this years will be more amazing than ever.!
We have added a second Highland Band to the march this year, This allows us to "seed" the runners. Those people that are feeling a little faster, should line up behind Highland Band#1 which will have the sign "Under 50 Minutes" (equivalent to less than 30 minutes if you have run a 5K race). And  everyone else should line up behind Highland Band#2 - which will have the sign "Over 50 Minutes"
Shortly after 5:30pm, you will hear the beautiful sound of the bagpipes coming from around the "Band Stand" area behind Town Hall - beside Stewart Park ... on Market Square. All runners are to report to this area, and assemble behind the band that fits your running speed. March starts at 5:50pm
Why join the March to the Start?  Well for one thing, the wee "10 minute" stroll, is the perfect way to warm up the muscles and get them ready for the race soon to begin. The March is also a great way to get a feel for the last 500 metres of the race. Joining the March will help us "seed" the runners, which will make the start more efficient. And finally, being part of the March is just a chance to be a part of something awesome!!!