Armadale: record number of runners for Perth Kilt Run

Runners prepare to start the Perth Kilt Run.
Runners prepare to start the Perth Kilt Run.

A RECORD number of people donned a kilt and made a run for freedom in Sunday’s Perth Kilt Run.

More than 670 runners made the 2.5km or 5km dash around the Armadale city centre to raise money for three local charities, the Intensive Care Foundation, the Amanda Young Foundation and headspace Armadale.

The Scottish themed festivities continued well into the day with the ensuing Armadale Highland Gathering, including pipe band and highland dancing competitions, heavy events, a fancy dress parade for Scottish dogs and medieval fair.

City of Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said the event was fast becoming a “must attend” part of the local social calendar.

“While the Armadale Highland Gathering and the Perth Kilt Run is a wonderful day for those of Scottish descent, non-Scottish people are also enjoying its family friendly nature, while immersing themselves in the wonderful Scottish culture,” he said.

“This year, we welcomed record numbers to the Perth Kilt Run, and we are confident over the coming years we will edge closer to reaching Guinness Book of Records status for a fun run featuring the most people wearing a kilt.”

Gavin Nicklette passed the Perth Kilt Run 5km finish line first, while Adam Scott took out the 2.5km run.