Conic Canter

The Race

A new 38 mile ultramarathon on the first section of the West Highland Way.


Starting in Milngavie the race follows an out and back route over the iconic Conic Hill to Balmaha. The race is suitable for runners of all abilities with a generous 5 hour cut off at Balmaha



Race Start and Registration at

Milngavie Scout Hall, 

37 Main Street,


G62 6BX

See location


11th September 2021

Race Starts at 7:30 am

Race Rules

Race Entry

300 Places. Race entry will be by ballot. Ballot open for 35 hours only! Entry at SIEntries. See below for details


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Runner Instructions

All runners should familiarise themselves with the race instructions

click here for race rules


We need volunteers for a whole range of jobs.

You can sign up to volunteer by clicking the link below

Volunteer Registration


Registration Opens 1am, 19th June

The ballot will be open for 35 Hours only –  the traditional duration of the Altra West Highland Way Race from 1am Saturday 19th June to 12:00 midday Sunday 20th June on SiEntries.

Race Entry
Registration opens Saturday 19th June 1am
£38 Affiliated / £40 Unaffiliated

Entry 1am Saturday19th June – 12am Sunday 20th June

300 Places

Ballot if more than 300 entrants

Potential changes due to Coronavirus situation:

We  hope to be able to run the race in the traditional manner, with all entrants starting at the same time.  However this depends entirely on the Coronavirus situation on race day, and we may need to make changes to reflect the particular circumstances.  For example, it may be necessary to set runners off in ‘bubbles’, the fastest starting first with each group going off at timed intervals.  Competitors may need to wear a face-mask when running in to a checkpoint, and registration may need to be outside rather than inside the Scout Hall.  Social distancing of runners during the race may be required.  However we will not know whether changes of this nature will be required until much closer to race day, so any necessary changes to the race rules will be e-mailed to entrants in the week before the race.  In the unlikely event that the race is unable to take place, our plan would be to reschedule to a later date, likely to be in 2022, and roll all entries forward to that date.

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Contact Us

For updates and information about the Conic Canter and West Highland Way Race please check the West Highland Way Race Family Facebook page in the first instance.
For enquiries please contact the Race Director, Ian Beattie