Go on, tell us how you plan to celebrate for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee? We’ll bet the answer from most of you is not: Joining a world record-breaking Kilt Race! But you could, you know, if you fancied it. The aim is to pop on your finest kilt (or hire one) and run 8km (5 miles) through the town.
This madcap event takes place in Perth, Scotland, on June 2 and is part of the town’s celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
So how many kilted runners do they need to break the record? Well, the story goes that on June 26, 2010, 1,089 participants at the Perth Kilt Run in Perth, Ontario, Canada, claimed the first record for the World’s Largest Kilt Race.
The following year, they broke their own record when 1,276 people participated in the run. Then the runners in Ontario laid down the gauntlet to Perth, Scotland, their twinning partner, to beat their existing record by 2016, which is the 200th anniversary of the founding of Perth, Ontario. Are you keeping up?
So, of course, the Scottish runners couldn’t resist and they plan to go for the record this year. We reckon this sounds like a fantastic idea. A fun run that could see you making the World record books. Anyone else looking out their kilt for June 2, 2012, for the Perth Kilt Run? More info see Perth Kilt Run.
And… if you fancy doing your bit for charity, the Perth Kilt Run is delighted to announce its official partner charities as ABF The Soldiers Charity and PKAVS.