Top Scottish comedian and presenter Fred MacAulay added his support to Perth Kilt Run this week, calling for Scots to get behind the nation’s forthcoming world record attempt.
The 8km kilt run hosted in Perth on 2 June aims to break the world record for the most people running in kilts. With the record currently held by Perth, Canada, Scotland aims to bring the title home to the land of the tartan by smashing the current Guinness World Record of 1,089 people.
Although work commitments in Ireland are keeping Fred from taking part in the run, the Scots funnyman was still quick to get behind the event and its nominated charities: Perth-based charity PKAVS and the national cause, ABF The Soldiers Charity.
Born and bred in Perthshire, Fred was delighted to back the event on his home turf. Organised by Perth & Kinross Council as part of its Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the high profile fun-run is already attracting runners of all ages and abilities from across the globe to Scotland’s newest city. Fred commented:
“I'm absolutely gutted that I'll be away when Perth Kilt Run is happening. I would have loved to have been there to help get the World Record. Good luck to everyone who signs up and runs on the day and helps raise money for two great causes.“
No stranger to charity support, Fred scaled Kilimanjaro for charity last year and more recently, completed the Inverness half-marathon. With his popular BBC Radio Scotland show and a string of TV credits making Fred one of the most famous faces of Scottish comedy today, Perth Kilt Run charity PKAVS was thrilled to have his support. Marketing & Development Manager Helen MacKinnon commented:
“Perth Kilt Run is an event for Scotland, and particularly, Perth to be proud of. After Canada lay down the gauntlet to Scotland last year, Scots at home and abroad have been getting behind this fantastic event.
Having Fred’s support has given the challenge another fantastic boost. With just weeks to go, it’s a race against time now to get Scotland kilted, laced-up and ready to run!”
Registration for the fun-run is online for the run at www.perthkiltrun.co.uk Registration is £10 and is open to all abilities aged 12+ (under 15 years must have adult supervision).