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Top sporting events coming to Scotland in 2022

You can watch world-class sports men and women competing for titles at a range of high profile sporting events in Scotland in 2022. When it comes to sheer spectacle, you just can’t beat a gathering of the world’s elite athletes in a show of strength, speed and teamwork, as they battle to emerge the undisputed champions of their sport. And there are opportunities for you to get stuck in too, if spectating isn’t enough of a thrill as it is!

Six Nations

5 February – 19 March 2022, BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Returning for 2022, Edinburgh will once again host this highly anticipated and prestigious event. Renowned for featuring incredible talent and sportsmanship, Six Nations is a six-country festival of rugby with three fixtures in each round that sees the teams going head-to-head for the cup.

Ultra Tour of Arran

9 – 10 April 2022, Isle of Arran

From dense forests and coastal scenery in the south to crumbling castles and dramatic mountains in the north, the Isle of Arran is breath-taking no matter where you turn. The Ultra Tour of Arran is a two-day off-road running adventure from Rat Race which takes you across the highs and lows of the island, with stunning scenery and some of the best Scottish landscapes all around you.

Scottish National Surfing Championships

15 – 18 April 2022, Thurso

Bringing together surfing pros, enthusiasts and beginners from across the country, the Scottish National Surfing Championships is sure to be an event not to miss. Come along to cheer on the competitors, learn more about the sport, and enjoy Scotland’s scenic shores and landscapes along the way.

Tissot UCI Track Nations Cup

21 – 24 April 2022, Glasgow

The Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome will host its first elite level international track cycling event since 2019 in what will be cycling fans first major fix of the year in the run up to the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.

ETAPE Loch Ness

24 April 2022, Loch Ness, Highlands

The ETAPE Loch Ness cycle sportive, which circles the iconic and picturesque Loch Ness is back for 2022!  Pedal your way along 66 miles (106km) of traffic-free roads, whilst taking in pure Scottish scenery in one of the most renowned locations in Scotland. Why not test your mettle by taking on the timed King of the Mountain stage with a 4.8 mile (9km) climb? There are still some tickets remaining, or why not come along and cheer on the competitors?

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

21 – 22 May 2022, Fort William

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup

Some of the best and most daring downhill riders in the world will be “back in the Fort” for 2022 so get ready for an action packed two days, all played out against a stunning highland backdrop of Aonach Mor.

Edinburgh Half Marathon 2022

29 May 2022, Edinburgh

Join in Scotland’s largest running festival! Help stand up to cancer and raise money whilst taking part in the Edinburgh Half Marathon 2022, a fast and flat 13.1 mile route through the city centre – its a great choice for your first half marathon, or if you’re looking for a PB!

Genesis Scottish Open

7 – 10 July 2022, Renaissance Club, East Lothian

Looking to watch some top golf this summer? The Genesis Scottish Open will return to the Renaissance Club in East Lothian for the fourth consecutive year from July 7-10, 2022. Watch a host of the world’s best male golfers play this challenging course and enjoy onsite hospitality and entertainment.

The 150th Open

10 – 17 July 2022, The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife

For the 30th time, The Open – golf’s original championship, will return to The Old Course in St Andrews, to celebrate its 150th tournament. Teeing off in front of the iconic Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews clubhouse, the world’s greatest male golfers will compete to win ‘The One’ and lift the Claret Jug on Sunday 17th July. Follow this link for ticket information.

Run the Blades

15 – 17 July 2022, Whitelee Windfarm, Eaglesham

Head to the UK’s largest onshore windfarm for this exclusive event which sees runners of all fitness and experience levels take on a 10K, half marathon and 50K ultramarathon trails through the scenic outdoors of Eaglesham, just 20 minutes from Glasgow. At Run the Blades you can also join in the vibrant event village where you can enjoy music and an array of food vans offering lots of tasty morsels.

AIG Women’s Open

4 – 7 August 2022, Muirfield, East Lothian

Returning to Scotland in 2022 is the AIG Women’s Open which will head to Muirfield in East Lothian where golfers will tee off and battle it out for the cup. 2021 showcased incredible talent and sportsmanship – who knows what we’ll see in 2022, so keep your eyes peeled for more announcements coming soon!

Blair Castle International Horse Trials

25 – 28 August 2022, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry

Blair-Castle-Horse-Trials

Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Blair Atholl

Watch Olympian riders and the pedigree steeds compete alongside amateurs at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Scotland’s leading equestrian event which annually attracts over 40,000 spectators.

Tour of Britain

4 – 11 September 2022, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Scottish Borders

The Tour of Britain is gracing the Scottish landscape this September with thousands of elite cyclists and athletes going head to head during eight stages of challenging terrain. The first leg of the tour begins in Aberdeen. Galashiels in the Scottish Borders will host the Tour Series, a fun, free and family-friendly cycling event on Wednesday 4 May.

Go Swim – Loch Morlich

17 September 2022, Loch Morlich, Aviemore

Dip your toes into the world of wild swimming with Go Swim – Loch Morlich. Enjoy a refreshing swim with Cairngorm Mountain as your spectacular backdrop. Whether you’re a beginner or experienced swimmer there are lots of swims of various distances to choose from, including the 250m ideal for families, or if you can stand the cold, take on the 3000m great open water challenge. At the end of your swim, you’ll be rewarded with a medal and T-shirt. Who doesn’t love a prize?

Salomon Skyline Scotland®

17 – 18 September 2022, Glen Coe

The UK’s biggest weekend of trail running and skyrunning featuring the Golden Trail National Series race (the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace™), three of the toughest trail races in the UK, the world’s best mountain athletes and the truly iconic Salomon Glen Coe Skyline®.

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

2 October 2022, Loch Ness

Looking for a challenge this year? Whether for charity, personal achievement or simply to be part of one the most spectacular marathons in the world, you can’t beat this scenic route along the banks of Loch Ness.

Great Scottish Run: 10K & Half Marathon

2 October 2022, Glasgow

Coming to Glasgow in 2022 is the Great Scottish Run 10K and Half Marathon. Raise some money and run for charity, bring the family and burn off all the extra energy, or if the kids want to get involved then the Junior Run is a good place to get started. Find out more and get signed up for this great event!

BWA Tiree Wave Classic

8 – 14 October 2022, Isle of Tiree

Tiree Wave Classic, Isle of Tiree

Get ready for the longest running professional windsurfing event in the world – the BWA Tiree Wave Classic. Returning to the stunning Isle of Tiree in the Inner Hebrides, the event showcases the best of the UK’s windsurfing talent in categories ranging from Juniors to World Cup Professionals. Come along and cheer on the competitors!

Find more sporting events that will be sure to have you on the edge of your seats at eventscotland.com.

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