Glen Tay Block Race

The Glen Tay Block Race is held on the last Thursday in August.
We are sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion, Perth-Upon-Tay Branch 244.

NEWS!! We will SOON be accepting registrations…but not quite yet!

We are excited to announce that The Glen Tay Block Race committee is actively planning to hold our late summer classic race. It will be run on August 26th – the last Thursday in August. We are in consultation with our local health unit to establish the rules and protocols to hold a safe race for everyone. Stay tuned for the details.

Since Ontario is currently in Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen, we are allowed to hold outdoor events. The gathering limit is set at 100 people. We will cap the number of participants so that the number of volunteers and runners combined does not exceed provincial gathering limits.

Keep training and stay tuned.


Read all about this classic late-summer running race. First run in 1907 and revived in 1967 as a Centennial project, this race has a fascinating history.

Read ABOUT the race.


Race results dating back to 2012 can be found here in PDF format.

Race RESULTS here.


Check out your race-face here! You will find race photos archived for easy reference.

Search race PHOTOS here.

Race FAQ

All your race questions are answered here in our FAQ.



Be sure to check out the age group RECORDS here. There are some fast times!

Past Winners

Check out a list of past WINNERS here. Our list dates back to 1967, the year the race was revived.



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Need to contact us?

You can use the CONTACT form to reach out. We don’t check our email obsessively but as the race approaches we pick up the pace.

Start Line

The start line is in front of the Perth Museum at 11 Gore St E, Perth, Ontario.