23 May

Name That Mascot

Kilt Run mascot

Organisers of the Perth Kilt Run are asking local youngsters to help name the event's new mascot. The competition is open to children aged between five and 15 who live in the Perth and Kinross Council area and was launched by Liz Grant, the Lord Provost of Perth and Kinross.

She said: "We're launching a competition for kids on the Perth Kilt Run website to name our mascot and win some fantastic prizes. We're asking for suggestions to help rally runners to join in our attempt to bring the Kilt Run world record to Scotland."

The Kilt Run mascot's name and prizewinner will be announced on Monday 24 June after the twin event in Perth, Ontario. The competition winner will get the chance to start the kilted Mascots' Race, meet the newly-named mascot, and receive either a year's free Active Fun Club or Active Energy membership courtesy of the team at Live Active Leisure.

The Perth Kilt Run takes place on 10 August, and sees participants attempt to set a new world record for the number of people running in kilts. The record is currently held by the Canadians who had 1,089 runners in 2010. The 5k route is set in and around the beautiful North Inch parklands in the heart of Perth and is open to all ages.

To enter the competition, visit the Perth Kilt Run website.