Kilted Canter



“Where the Pleats Meet the Street”


The long-standing tradition of a Celtic Celebration 5K road race continues with this year’s running of the 7th Annual Kilted Canter 5K Run on Saturday, July 20 at 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Belfast Rotary Club, the run will begin at Belfast Area High School and cover the same relatively flat course as in the past, through the lovely, picturesque, and proudly historic neighborhoods of Belfast, Maine, for a distance of five kilometers or 3.1 miles. Everyone is welcome to join from those looking to run a personal best to families wanting to share a healthy run/walk. And while the wearing of a kilt is optional, it is encouraged in keeping with the Maine Celtic Celebration weekend festivities, July 19-21, 2019.

When: Saturday, July 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m. start                                       

Where: Belfast Area High School, 98 Waldo Avenue, Belfast, Maine

Race-day registration and Packet pick-up: Race day between 7:30-8:15 a.m.

Fee: $20 through July 17; $25 race day; $20 for active duty military

Performance t-shirts are guaranteed for all runners who register by July 5; after that date, t-shirts are available while supplies last.

Awards: Overall female and male; then top M & F in each of 9 age groups (pre-teen thru 80+)

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Contact: Ed Varney at 207-338-3763 or

This event is the third of six events in the RunBelfast 2019 race series held in Belfast, Maine (more at You can register for each one individually or can sign up for all six at one reduced price! The series includes:

Pendleton 5K + 5M on the Rail Trail – June 1;

Paces for PAWS 5K and 1 Mile Family Walk – Jun 22;

Rotary Kilted Canter 5K – Jul 20;

Rotary Bug Run 5K – August 17;

YMCA Pancake Triple Stack 1 Mile Kids’ Run, 5K, and 10K – Sep 15;

Rollie’s Run for Kids 5K – October 5. 

The RunBelfast Series is grateful for sponsorship from Damariscotta Bank & Trust and Journey to Health (MaineHealth).

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