We're delighted to announce the events in this year’s Live Active Race Series, which includes races for both kids and adults in 2018. The events will take place in Strathearn and Highland Perthshire and it all kicks off with the Aberfeldy Youth and Junior Aquathlon on 26th May, followed by the Strathearn Youth and Junior Aquathlon on 23rd June.

Pitlochry 3The Pitlochry Running Festival returns on September 16th, with a 10K and 5K race as well as a brand new 1K race for kids too. The festival continues to grow year-on-year and attracts local athletics clubs such as Perth Roadrunners as well as many other clubs across the central belt of Scotland.

The Junior Aquathlon events are for eight to sixteen-year-olds and kids will be given the opportunity to take part in taster sessions running as a block in the lead up to both events, in order to allow them to get familiar with the course in advance of the race day.

Tracey Greer, Facility Operations Manager for Live Active Leisure, said: “We’re delighted to announce our Live Active Race Series for 2018 and this year we’ve really focused on making the events family orientated.

“We’re hoping to encourage more and more kids to take part in our Junior Aquathlon events and we’ll be giving them the opportunity to try out the course prior to the race so that anyone who is a little anxious about taking part will be comfortable with what’s ahead of them on the day.

“Our extremely popular Pitlochry Running Festival returns and continues to grow. This year we’ve added a fun 1K race for kids, which will mean if mums and dads are taking part in the 5K or 10K races then the kids can also get involved in the fun too!”

With over 100 local volunteers joining members of the organising committee to make the events a success, there is a true community spirit when it comes to making the Live Active Race Series happen in Perthshire.

The Live Active Race Series has been running in the region since 1988. Over the past three decades, the series has evolved to ensure there are events for all levels of abilities and fitness.

  • Aberfeldy Youth and Junior Aquathlon - 8 to 16-year-olds - ENTER HERE
  • Strathearn Youth and Junior Aquathlon - 8 to 16-year-olds - ENTER HERE
  • Pitlochry Running Festival - 10K, 5K and 1K races - ENTER HERE

If you’d be interested in volunteering at one of the events or if you simply would like to find out a little bit more about the Live Active Race Series, please contact the event organising teams at Strathearn or Highland Perthshire at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..