Time to skirt up for Perth Kilt Run 2017 next month in Armadale

Last year's Perth Kilt Run festivities
Last year's Perth Kilt Run festivities

REGISTRATIONS have opened for the 2017 Perth Kilt Run.

The City of Armadale hosts the event annually as part of the Highland Gathering at Minnawarra Park on Sunday, September 10, from 8.30am to 4.30pm with a medieval fair, Scottish clan village, Scottish dogs and more on show.

Thousands of people flock to the city every year to take part in the race, with hundreds donning a kilt for the fun run around the city centre.

Proceeds from the registration fees go to the Amanda Young Foundation, Headspace Armadale and the Intensive Care Foundation.

“Perth Kilt Run offers fun for the whole family, suitable for every fitness level. We expect a growing number of residents to enjoy time in a kilt for this year’s Perth Kilt Run,” Armadale mayor Henry Zelones said.

This year, Armadale Arena has also launched a ‘Couch to Kilt’ program, with sessions held every Sunday from 8am to 9am to help residents get up to speed before the event.

“The Couch to Kilt program will help runners discover their running style and participate in drills and activities, alongside like-minded people readying themselves,” Mr Zelones said.

Perth Kilt Run entry fees are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for youth, and children 12 and under are free.

Group discounts are available, and registered fun runners are encouraged to purchase a kilt online for the day.

2.5km and 5km routes are available.

To register, head to perthkiltrun.com.au, and to get involved with Couch to Kilt, call 9394 5840.