May 20134th May: Stuc 'a Chroin hill race, Strathyre, 1pm start
The gloriously tough long hill race, 5000ft ascent/descent and 14 miles.
Further information: at http://www.stucachroin5000.org.uk
5th May: Chloe McIntyre Memorial 5k, MacLaran Leisure Center, Callander.
A family orientated 5k fun run that raises money for Yorkhill Children's Hospital.
Further information go to the-chloe-mcintyre-memorial-fun-run-callander
June 20131st June: Ben Ledi Ascent, 2,500ft ascent/descent hill race and charity wak
Further information: http://www.skidaddle.org.uk and my route description.
Callander Crags race. Normally run on a weekday evening in June, but haven't spotted an online confirmation of the exactly date, but my best guess would be Wednesday 5th June, 7:30pm starting at Tupilen Cresent. I plan to run it with my eight year old daughter as she's caught the running bug! Update: 26th May 2013, just got email from race organizer that the event has had to be cancelled due to injury.
8th June: Lochalsh Dirty Thirty, a low key but beautiful and challenging 30 mile walk or run on the mainland opposite Skye. Three hour drive from the Trossachs but I've ran it three times already and loved every minute.
Further information : http://www.lochalsh-trails.co.uk
9th June: Strathearn Marathon, Hilly marathon starting nr. Comrie
Not quite the Trossachs but just over a couple of hills!
Further information: strathearnmarathon homepage
July 201327-28th July: Callander Highland Games with Hill Race. Whether it will be run on the Sunday or Saturday hasn't been decided yet. Update: 25th May 2013, it looks like the Highland Games has just been cancelled due to problems with the games field, so this great event is unlikely to be held this year.
Further information: http://www.skidaddle.org.uk/
August 20134th August: Devil O' the Highlands, classic 43mile race from Tyndrum to Fort William, it's already fully booked though but I'm one of these lucky ones!
24th August: Killin 10k, Killin
Further information: http://www.tayfitness.com/killin-10k/
September 20137th September : Highland Perthshire Marathon, Aberfeldy.
Further information: http://highlandperthshiremarathon.co.uk/
28th September: Trossachs 10k, Aberfoyle
Further information : EntryCentral and Trossachs 10k Facebook page
November 2013Glen Ogle Ultra : Strathyre. Currently our only local Ultra, no official date on the website yet, but it's usually at the beginning of November.
Further information: http://www.go33ultra.com/
Skidaddle are also planning a bike race around Glen Finglas and a Ben Ledi Triathlon. I don't know the dates or whether they will be able to go ahead yet, but both events look to be great to do or watch.
If I missed an event let me know and I'll update this page.