Battle of the Clans

Sunday 13th August 2023

North Inch Park, Perth: 1 Barossa Pl, Perth, United Kingdom

Running, Distance running, 1 Mile


  • The Battle of the Clans (1 mile) - Adult Individual - Over 18 yrs
  • The Battle of the Clans (1 mile) - Junior Individual - Under 18 yrs
  • The Battle of the Clans (1 mile) - Adult Relay Team - Male or Female (1/4 mile each) - Over 18yrs


North Inch Park Perth Saturday 13th August 2022 
Great Scottish Events in association with Perth & Kinross Council are offering something a little different on Sunday 13th August in North Inch Park '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 Branston, 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 Branston.

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 13th August 2022:

'The Great Perthsire Tattie Run!' - Start Time 02.00pm North Inch Park Perth
  • 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 a Relay Trophy.

Start & Finish of all events in the beautiful North Inch Park ( Black Watch memorial end)

Event details and schedule

Great Perthshire Tattie Run Schedule

2pm – Start Male or Female Individual race (1mile approx)
2.30pm – Start Relay Team of four race (400mtrs each runner approx)
3.00pm – Start Childrens ‘Tattie Run’ & the ‘Spud & Spoon’ race


Enter as a Team?

A great fun event for your office, family, friends, club, gym, college, pub, work place etc.

  • Four runners in each team
  • Each team member runs 400 metres
  • The Great Scottish Tattie Relay Cup to the winners
  • Medal to all Tattie Runners


  • Free to Enter
  • Keep your tatties
  • Great bespoke medal
  • Enter as an individual (1 mile distance)
  • Enter as a relay team (400m each runner)
  • Spud and Spoon Race for Children
  • Charity teams welcome!

Organised by

Great Scottish Events

5 Vivian Terrace, Davidson's Mains, Edinburgh

Phone: 07981779301

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