Perth Kilt Run: Armadale hosting world record attempt


Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones and participants get ready for the annual Perth Kilt Run on September 18.
Perth Kilt Run: Armadale hosting world record attempt
Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones and participants get ready for the annual Perth Kilt Run on September 18.

A WORLD record bid is being attempted at the City of Armadale’s annual Perth Kilt Run at Minnawarra Park on September 18.

The City is hoping that Perth, Australia, will be able to beat Perth, Scotland and Perth, Ontario in the run, with the current record for the number of runners standing at 1750 set in Ontario.

“The other two Perths in Scotland and Canada have been competing in this challenge for a number of years,” Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones said.

“Now in our fourth year we hope to edge even closer to taking out the title of world’s largest kilt run.

“To be able to do this we need people from all over Perth to have some fun by donning a kilt and taking part in this charity fun run.”

Runners and walkers can take part in the 5km Warrior Challenge, or join in the fun with the 2.5km Classic leisure run or walk to raise money for Beyond Blue, the Amanda Young Foundation and the Intensive Care Foundation.

“There are some great prizes available for not only the winners of the race, but for those who get creative and have some fun,” he said.

“So gather your friends and family to take part in the challenge and put Perth, Western Australia on the tartan world map.”

The Perth Kilt Run is just one of the exciting things to do as part of the 2016 Highland Gathering, Western Australia’s largest Scottish festival.

There will also be live Celtic music, strongman competitions, highland dancing, medieval fair, pipeband competitions, Scottish tavern, and food and craft stalls, all showcasing Scottish culture.

To get hold of a kilt to be eligible for the event and to register, visit perthkiltrun.com.au/run-information