Strathearn Harriers have announced that the Strathearn Marathon will be run again next year.
The inaugural event proved popular, with the beautiful Strathearn countryside an added attraction for competitors.
The date for the next 26 miles, 385 yards challenge is set for Sunday, June 9.
Strathearn Harriers’ Tony Wayte told the Herald: “The club were very pleased with the way the race was received earlier this year and are looking forward to making it an even better event next year.
“Will Beauchamp, winner in 2012, has already said he’ll be back to defend his title. Will has been given an elite place for the London Marathon and it’s great to have an athlete of his calibre coming back to home ground.
“For the 2012 race there were more than 20 local runners participating and it would be great to top that figure in 2013.
“One of the highlights of the race this year was the great support the runners got from helpers and locals, putting the club well on the way to the aim of making this the friendliest marathon in Scotland.”
For more details, see the club website at strathearnharriers.org.uk.
Entry is via Entrycentral online and entries have started coming in.