The Great Perthshire Tattie Run

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The Great Perthshire Tattie Run
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In this unique event, you'll run with a bag of potatoes - yes, potatoes! This 1 mile running event has taken Scotland by storm. Enter as a team, individual or junior and take home the tatties you run with as well as a bespoke finisher's medal.
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Individual Tattie Run, Relay Team of Four and Childrens ‘Tattie Run’ & the ‘Spud & Spoon’ Race
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Sat, 13 Aug 2022
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
North Inch Children’s Playpark, 99 Hay St, Perth PH1 5HS, UK
Start times
Saturday, 13 Aug 2022
Individual Tattie Run: 2:00 pmRelay Team of Four: 2:30 pmChildrens ‘Tattie Run’ & the ‘Spud & Spoon’ Race: 3:00 pm
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Great Perthshire Tattie Run
Relay Team of Four
Distance
1mi
free
Childrens ‘Tattie Run’ & the ‘Spud & Spoon’ Race
Distance
0.2km
free
Individual Tattie Run
Distance
1mi
free
Route information
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.
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 & 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.
  • 12 - 14yrs - 200m
  • 9 - 11yrs - 200m
  • 6 - 8yrs - 100m
  • 6yrs and under - 50m
Relay Team
You can get a group of 4 together and race in a relay, each member of the team running 400m each. All team members will get a medal and the winning team will receive The Great Scottish Tattie Relay Cup.
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What's included
  • Free entry
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Bag of Tatties - you get to keep your bag of tatties
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How to get there
North Inch Children’s Playpark, 99 Hay St, Perth PH1 5HS, UK
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Parking
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.
Event day logistics
14:00 Individual Tattie Run starts
14:30 Relay Tattie Run starts
15:00 Children's Tattie Run/ 'Spud & Spoon Race starts
* More detailed information will be communicated to entrants closer to the event date.
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Spectator Info
All spectators welcome for the spectacle of watching people run with a bag of potatoes!
FAQs
What makes the Great Perthshire Tattie Run unique?
This is no ordinary race, although a short distance in theory, runners will have to carry around a bag of potatoes while they race!
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How much does it cost to enter The Great Perthshire Tattie Run?
Due to the generosity of the sponsors, the event is free to enter!
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What can I take home after The Great Perthshire Tattie Run?
You'll get to take home your finisher's medal as well as the bag of potatoes you run with!
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