Despite July’s reputation for being a quiet month in the racing calendar, there are plenty of events on offer this weekend. From fun runs to ultras, there is a distance to suit all types of runner…
East Lothian welcomes the return of the Musselburgh Festival Race 10K and Fun Run tomorrow (Saturday 16 July). In addition to the 10K and Fun Run, the event will also feature a Juniors 3K. The races are organised by Musselburgh & District AC and will start and finish at Loretto School Playing Fields.
Part of the Montane Scottish Ultra Marathon Series, the Clyde Stride Ultra Marathon will see competitors race along one of Scotland's most accessible new pathways. It runs from Glasgow (Partick Railway Station) along the Clyde through Strathclyde Regional Park, the Unesco World Heritage Site at David Dale's New Lanark, and the Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve to finish at Bonnington Linn. The superb track and scenery has led to the event becoming a firm favourite for ultra runners.
For those who fancy a DRAM, the Dundee Running Adventure Marathon and Half Marathon (Half DRAM) will be held on Sunday. The picturesque marathon is a one-lap anti-clockwise route that uses the full green circular which surrounds Dundee. It starts and finishes at Camperdown Park, with the final section taking runners along the waterfront. Both runs are a mix of trail, path and pavement.
A slightly less gruelling event is The Color Run which comes to Glasgow for the first time on Sunday. Billed as the happiest 5k in the world, the run sees participants go through colour zones at every kilometre to ensure they finish the 5k covered from head to toe in kaleidoscopic colour.
For a full list of races this weekend, visit our race listings page.