Running events in Scotland 2020: all of the marathons, 5K and 10K races, dates and how to register

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The start of a new year is a time when many make a commitment to being healthier and work off the Christmas excess.

While signing up to a gym is a popular option, it doesn’t suit everyone - with some preferring to don their running shoes and take to the great outdoors under their own steam.

Will you be entering any events this year?

Will you be entering any events this year?

If you’re a seasoned runner, or just getting started, there are a wealth of events to get involved with around Scotland this year.

Here are some of the main dates for your diary in 2020:

January

Sun 19 - Skull Trail Race, Glenrothes

Edinburgh Marathon Festival will take place in May and attracts thousands of runners each year

Edinburgh Marathon Festival will take place in May and attracts thousands of runners each year

Sun 19 - Falkirk Epic Trail Race, Callendar House

February

Sat 1 - Edinburgh Winter Run 5K, Holyrood Park. Enter online

Sun 16 - Kinloss to Lossiemouth Half Marathon. Enter online

Sat 22 - Sun 23 - Glentress Trail Races 10K and 21K, Peebles. Enter online

March

Sun 1 - Meadows Marathon, Half, 10K and 5K, The Meadows, Edinburgh. Enter online

Sun 1 - F50K Falkirk Ultra Challenge, Helix Park. Enter online

Sun 8 - Inverness Half Marathon and 5K, Inverness Sports Centre. Enter online

Mon 16 - NIGHTRun 5K and 10K, Pollock Park, Glasgow

Sat 28 - John Muir Way Ultra Marathon, East Lothian. Enter online

Sat 28 - Winton Trail Run, Winton Castle, East Lothian. Enter online

April

Sat 18 - Hunters Bog Trot, Holyrood Park

Sat 18 - Sun 19 - Run Balmoral, Balmoral. Enter online

Sat 25 - The Highland Fling Ultramarathon, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs

May

Sun 10 - Race For Life 5K and 10K, Edinburgh, Stirling

Sun 17 - Race For Life 5K and 10K, Glasgow. Enter online

Sat 23 - Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5K and 10K, Edinburgh. Enter online

Sun 24 - Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half Marathon and Marathon, Edinburgh. Enter online

Sat 30 - Loch Ness 360 Ultra Marathon, Dores. Enter online

June

Sat 7 - Roon the Toon 10K, Kilmarnock. Enter online

Sat 13 - Isle of Skye Half Marathon and Fun Run, The Fingal Centre. Enter online

Sun 28 - Great Scottish Summer Run 5K and 10K, Silverknowes Promenade, Edinburgh

Sun 28 - Great Scottish Tattie Run, Silverknowes Promenade, Edinburgh

July

Sat 4 - Isle of Harris Half Marathon. Enter online

Sat 11 - Edinburgh 24, Holyrood Park. Enter online

Sun 26 - Scurry To The Sea, Edinburgh

August

Sat 8 - Great Perthshire Tattie Run, Perth. Enter online

Sat 8 - Devil o’ The Highlands, West Highland Way

September

Sun 13 - Kilmacolm Half Marathon, 10K and 3K. Enter online

Sun 20 - Scottish Half Marathon and 10K, Edinburgh. Enter online

October

Sun 4 - Simply Health Great Scottish Run, Glasgow. Enter online

Sun 4 - Loch Ness Marathon, 5K and 10K. Enter online

Sat 10 - Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run, Peebles, Scottish Borders. Enter online

Sun 11 - Stirling Scottish Marathon. Enter online

November

Sun 22 - Strathclyde Loch Marathon and Half Marathon, Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire. Enter online