I had a fabulous Run the Sights tour of Edinburgh, learning about witches, politics, gritty urban crime across the centuries, philosophers, poets, architecture, and business. We covered lots of ground in every sense. A wonderful way to see this fascinating city and a wonderful guide to see it with
— Jenny Lee, England

About Run the Sights

The Run the Sights guides

The Run the Sights guides

We believe to truly experience and connect with your surroundings you must sweat in them :-). Run the Sights provides guided running tours throughout Scotland.  Our Edinburgh tours were established in 2015 and in July 2016 we were delighted to welcome our Dundee and Glasgow tours to the running tour party.

We are passionate about running and exploring new places, in an environmentally sustainable manner.  Running tours are the perfect opportunity to keep fit, see the sights and learn a little bit about your surroundings.  Our running tours allow you to get your bearings, exercising your heart and brain at the same time. 

 Our aim is to provide you with insight and show you the beauty of your surroundings.  We will guide you along fabulous routes and point out places of interest during your running tour.  We like to laugh, so there is always optional silliness and plenty of pictures along the way (life is too short to be serious!)

Run the Sights has a running tour to suit every occasion.  We cater for large group tours and private individual tours and everything in between.  Please contact us with any specific request. 

We go where the tour buses can't and you will see more on a running tour than you would on a walking tour, so lace up your trainers and come and Run the Sights!  Life without running, fun and adventure is a mere existence.  Why walk.... when you can run!  

Ooooo by the way - don't let childcare hold you back, we have a great partnership with The Care Necessities, who provide a bespoke and boutique child care service and will come to you to look after your little treasures, so you can escape for a running tour AND your administration fee is waived if you mention Run the Sights, so you only need to pay for the childcare.  BARGAIN.  
 

Child Care

Ooooo by the way - don't let childcare hold you back, we have a great partnership with The Care Necessities, who provide a bespoke and boutique child care service.  They will come to you to look after your little treasures, allowing you to escape for a running tour.  Best of all your administration fee is waived if you mention Run the Sights, so you only need to pay for the childcare.  BARGAIN.  Contact them via their website.  

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Run the Sights is proud to feature in Running Tours.Net, a directory of running tours throughout the world.  Planning a holiday?  You can run your way around the world with such a vast selection of running tours as featured on Running Tours. Net.  


Run the Sights Guides

Our guides are all qualified running leaders and activity first aid trained.  But more to the point - they ooze enthusiasm and fun - yes they may be a little bit bonkers - but their energy and quirkiness will leave you with lasting memories.  Our guides are local to their area and whilst they are not historians or fitness instructors, they are all accomplished runners in their own right and figureheads in their running communities.  

We take great pleasure in introducing our 3 key musketeers; the 3 stooges; the good, the bad and the ugly - or as they would probably prefer - the Charlies Angels of the sight running world.


Elaine Omand,  Run the Sights Dundee

Elaine Omand,  Run the Sights Dundee

Elaine Omand
Run the Sights Dundee

Favourite run:  St Cuthbert's Way, Scottish Borders
Chosen distance:  Any - as long as I'm running
Favourite place in Scotland:  Kintyre  
Bucket list place to run:  New Zealand
Inspiration to run:  Getting out, seeing the world and exploring new places.
Proudest running accomplishment: Founding Camperdown Parkrun & helping ignite other's passion for running 


Ali Wyllie, Run the Sights Edinburgh 

Ali Wyllie, Run the Sights Edinburgh 

Ali Wyllie
Run the Sights Edinburgh 

Favourite run:  Cateran Trail, Perthshire
Chosen distance:  The longer the better
Favourite place in Scotland:  Aviemore, Torridon & Argyll
Bucket list place to run:  Western States endurance run, California
Inspiration to run:  Pushing boundaries, meeting new people and experiencing new places
Proudest running accomplishment:  Co-founding Cani-Sports Edinburgh - a great fun canicross club (running with dogs) - and mentoring 100's of runners to achieve their dreams of running any distance from 1k to 100k

 


Elspeth Luke, Run the Sights Glasgow

Elspeth Luke, Run the Sights Glasgow

Elspeth Luke
Run the Sights Glasgow

Favourite run:  West Highland Way
Chosen distance:  any - the scenery is more important
Favourite place in Scotland:  Glencoe
Bucket list place to run:  The Great Divide Trail
Inspiration to run:  The new people and places I get to meet and see on my adventures
Proudest running accomplishment:  being the first female to complete the grueling 650 mile run along the Watershed of Scotland