'Great Perthshire Tattie Run'

Saturday 11th August 2018

Perth City Hall: King Edward Street, Perth, United Kingdom

Distance running, Running, 1 Mile


Activities

  • Tattie Run (1 Mile) - Adult Individual - Over 18 yrs
  • Tattie Run (1 Mile) - Junior Individual - Under 18 yrs
  • Tattie Run (1 Mile) - Adult Relay Team - Male or Female (1/4 mile each) - Over 18yrs
  • Tattie Run (1 Mile) - Adult Relay Team - Mixed (1/4 mile each) - Over 18yrs
  • Tattie Run (1 Mile) - Junior Relay Team - Mixed (1/4 mile each) - Under 18yrs
  • Spud & Spoon Race - Various age groups - Spud Race 12yrs - 14yrs (200 metres)
  • Spud & Spoon Race - Various age groups - Spud Race 9yrs - 11yrs (200 metres)
  • Spud & Spoon Race - Various age groups - Spud Race 6yrs - 8yrs (100 metres)
  • Spud & Spoon Race - Various age groups - Spud Race Toddlers 6yrs and under (50 metres)

Description

GREAT PERTHSHIRE TATTIE RUN!

Perth City Centre - Saturday 11th August 2018            

Great Scottish Events in association with Perth & Kinross Council are offering something a little different on Saturday 11th August in Perth City Centre. 'The Great Perthsire Tattie Run!' It's a short distance race - approx. one mile, but there is a twist. Participants are expected to carry a bag of potatoes while running! 

Men are asked to haul a 20kg bag (just over three stones in old money) and women 10kg at the 'Great Perthshire Tattie Run.' There are relay options (4 x 400 metres approx.) and anyone considering that option will face serious opposition from teams of army cadets, pub teams, gym members, shop staff, farmers and rugby teams. 

The Great Scottish Tattie Run is sponsored by Greenvale AP, a leading supplier of fresh potatoes and the UK’s largest grower of organic potatoes with links to the Perthshire area. It is also supported by Perth & Kinross Council to offer free places in this fun event. There are medals for all participants in this event. However, the major prize is that you get to take home the potatoes, compliments of our sponsors Greenvale AP.

All leftover tatties will be distributed to charity, including Foodbanks, homeless shelters and lunch clubs for the elderly.

There is also a 'Spud and Spoon' race for kids or adults. The whole occasion is played for laughs so if you get along make sure to take lots of photos and catch the 'potato carriers' in the most ludicrous poses.

You can choose to use our event to fundraise for charity or your local group or just take part for good old fashioned fun!

The Great Perthshire Tattie Run is FREE to enter through support from Perth & Kinross Council and is part of Perth's Medieval Festival which includes lot's of other fabulous activities.

The final question for finishers is what to do with their 'Tattie' haul. Chips or roast potatoes are an obvious answer but might not fit in with a healthier lifestyle. Potato salad, cheese and leek bake or shepherd's pie might be better options. 

Further details about the 'Great Perthshire Tattie Run' on Saturday 11th August 2018:

Medieval Festival (Perth City Centre) - 12pm - 5pm

'The Great Perthsire Tattie Run!' - Start Time 02.00pm

  • Individual Races 
  • Team Races
  • Mixed Team Races
  • Junior Races
  • Spud 'n' Spoon Races for toddlers, kids and adults (Something for everyone)

Medals for all participants and trophies for winners and best fancy dress!

Routes:

INDIVIDUALS: Start outside City Hall (opposite St. John's Shopping Centre) next to stage in King Edward Street, turn right into St. John's Place and head past St. John's Kirk, turn right into St. John's Street behind the church, turning right again into St. John's Place on the other side of the church heading back up towards King Edward Street past the stage. This circuit will be repeated in a loop four times BEFORE CROSSING THE FINISH LINE.  

TEAMS: Start outside City Hall (opposite St. John's Shopping Centre) next to stage in King Edward Street, turn right into St. John's Place and head past St. John's Kirk, turn right into St. John's Street behind the church, turning right again into St. John's Place on the other side of the church heading back up towards King Edward Street past the stage. Each team member must complete one circuit only before handing over to each team member at the stage area. The final team member will cross the actual finish line.  

JUNIORS: Start outside City Hall (opposite St. John's Shopping Centre) next to stage in King Edward Street, turn right into St. John's Place and turn right into Fleshers' Vennel at the front of St. John's Kirk, turn right into St. John's Place heading back up towards King Edward Street past the stage, before crossing the finish line with their small bag of tatties (aprox. 2.5kg) in tact. (length of each run is dependant on age group!) 

Spud 'n' Spoon Races: Start outside City Hall (opposite St. John's Shopping Centre) next to stage in King Edward Street, heading straight up towards almost the High Street then turning back towards the stage area in King Edward Street. This is a fun activity with races for toddlers, children and adults.

Event details and schedule

GREAT PERTHSHIRE TATTIE RUN!

Perth City Centre - Saturday 11th August 2018            

Great Scottish Events in association with Perth & Kinross Council are offering something a little different on Saturday 11th August in Perth City Centre. 'The Great Perthsire Tattie Run!' It's a short distance race - approx. one mile, but there is a twist. Participants are expected to carry a bag of potatoes while running! 

Men are asked to haul a 20kg bag (just over three stones in old money) and women 10kg at the 'Great Perthshire Tattie Run.' There are relay options (4 x 400 metres approx.) and anyone considering that option will face serious opposition from teams of army cadets, pub teams, gym members, shop staff, farmers and rugby teams. 

The Great Scottish Tattie Run is sponsored by Greenvale AP, a leading supplier of fresh potatoes and the UK’s largest grower of organic potatoes with links to the Perthshire area. It is also supported by Perth & Kinross Council to offer free places in this fun event. There are medals for all participants in this event. However, the major prize is that you get to take home the potatoes, compliments of our sponsors Greenvale AP.

All leftover tatties will be distributed to charity, including Foodbanks, homeless shelters and lunch clubs for the elderly.

There is also a 'Spud and Spoon' race for kids or adults. The whole occasion is played for laughs so if you get along make sure to take lots of photos and catch the 'potato carriers' in the most ludicrous poses.

You can choose to use our event to fundraise for charity or your local group or just take part for good old fashioned fun!

The Great Perthshire Tattie Run is FREE to enter through support from Perth & Kinross Council and is part of Perth's Medieval Festival which includes lot's of other fabulous activities.

The final question for finishers is what to do with their 'Tattie' haul. Chips or roast potatoes are an obvious answer but might not fit in with a healthier lifestyle. Potato salad, cheese and leek bake or shepherd's pie might be better options. 

Further details about the 'Great Perthshire Tattie Run' on Saturday 11th August 2018:

Medieval Festival (Perth City Centre) - 12pm - 5pm

'The Great Perthsire Tattie Run!' - Start Time 02.00pm

  • Individual Races 
  • Team Races
  • Mixed Team Races
  • Junior Races
  • Spud 'n' Spoon Races for toddlers, kids and adults (Something for everyone)

Medals for all participants and trophies for winners and best fancy dress!

Routes:

INDIVIDUALS: Start outside City Hall (opposite St. John's Shopping Centre) next to stage in King Edward Street, turn right into St. John's Place and head past St. John's Kirk, turn right into St. John's Street behind the church, turning right again into St. John's Place on the other side of the church heading back up towards King Edward Street past the stage. This circuit will be repeated in a loop four times BEFORE CROSSING THE FINI

We shall have a drop off area for personal belongings SH LINE.  

TEAMS: Start outside City Hall (opposite St. John's Shopping Centre) next to stage in King Edward Street, turn right into St. John's Place and head past St. John's Kirk, turn right into St. John's Street behind the church, turning right again into St. John's Place on the other side of the church heading back up towards King Edward Street past the stage. Each team member must complete one circuit only before handing over to each team member at the stage area. The final team member will cross the actual finish line.  

JUNIORS: Start outside City Hall (opposite St. John's Shopping Centre) next to stage in King Edward Street, turn right into St. John's Place and turn right into Fleshers' Vennel at the front of St. John's Kirk, turn right into St. John's Place heading back up towards King Edward Street past the stage, before crossing the finish line with their small bag of tatties (aprox. 2.5kg) in tact. (length of each run is dependant on age group!) 

Spud 'n' Spoon Races: Start outside City Hall (opposite St. John's Shopping Centre) next to stage in King Edward Street, heading straight up towards almost the High Street then turning back towards the stage area in King Edward Street. This is a fun activity with races for toddlers, children and adults.

The Medieval Festival has lot's more fun to see and do for the whole family!

Please arrive in plenty of time as it can be busy.

There are various car parks around the area. However, it will be extremely busy so arrive early! Alternatively, choose the 'Park and Ride' service, local bus service, cycle or walk to avoid the stress of trying to find a parking space. 

We will have a late entry desk beside the stage for entries signed up one hour before the races begin.

Please check our website for full details of this event. 

Organised by

Great Scottish Events

5 Vivian Terrace, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh

Phone: 447753385329

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