Dunedin 5k Highland Trail Run

Register now for our 5K run through Hammock Park at www.active.com.  Online Registration Link

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We are very excited about our third annual running event and it seems to be a natural fit to our Highland Games.  This trail run will make you feel like you’re running through the highlands of Scotland with the sound of bag

pipes echoing throughout the hammock. It’s a run everyone can enjoy from the casual jogger to the competitive trail runner.  It’s a run for the entire family.

When:  Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Time:  Start:  9:00 AM

After the Race:  Your race registration includes admission into the Highland Games at Highlander Park. The Highland Games are a full day of competitions including Bagpipe, Scottish drumming, Highland dancing and Scottish Heavy Athletics. There will be musical entertainment, merchandise and food vendors and beer all day long from 8:30 am to 8 pm. After the run, enjoy the rest of your day surrounded by Scottish culture and competitions.  You can also research your heritage!


The Dunedin Highland Trail Run is the opening event of the 51st Annual Dunedin Highland Games & Festival.

The race will start and finish on the west end of Highlander Park (between the City Pool and Fire Station 61).   The race begins in a field (Highlander Park) and quickly enters Dunedin Hammock Park, affectionately called “The Hammock”; a mixed hardwood beautiful forest filled with more than 300 native species of trees, shrubs, ferns and wildflowers. With the exception of a slight uphill grade in the first mile followed by approximately 50 yards of Florida’s sugar sand, the course is relatively flat. Towards the end of the second mile the course encounters an approximately 100 yard boardwalk where passing will be challenging. Most all other parts of the course are canopied which should bring comfort to Florida’s climate.

Price/Registration Details:  $25 until February 28 (Early Registration); $30 March 1 thru 28; $35 March 31 & April 1 at packet pickup or on race day.

Kilts encouraged!

  • Admission into the Dunedin Highland Games & Festival

  • Race T-shirt * Shirts are only guaranteed for pre-registered racers; walk-ups are not guaranteed.

Packet Pick Up

Friday, March 31 from 6 to 8 pm; Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, 1134 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin.  You may also pick up on Race Day starting at 7:30 am.

Race Day

Registration Opens at 7:30 am.

This race is sponsored by the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 organization.  Proceeds from the run will help us support and promote Dunedin’s Scottish culture and the Scottish music and dance programs.


Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female winners.

Refund Policy

No refunds, transfers or credits for this race.  This event will be held rain or shine.