Welcome from the Race Director

The West Highland Way Race is one of the world’s longest established ultra-marathons, first taking place in 1985 on the long distance trail between Milngavie (just north of Glasgow) and Fort William in the Scottish Highlands.

Since then it has developed a worldwide reputation as one of the ‘classic’ ultra-marathon races, attracting runners to Scotland from all over the world.  Entry is limited to 300 runners each year, with the relatively small size of the field helping to preserve the friendly nature of the event.

2023 will see the 37th running of this great race.  It would be my pleasure to welcome you in the future.

Ian Beattie MBE - Race Director

Latest News

2023 Volunteer Registration

VOLUNTEERS WANTED Job Description: Being awesome and helping our runners complete the WHW Race and receive the treasured Goblet Working Conditions: Being eaten alive by midges at all hours of the day and night in every possible sort of weather […]

2023 Race Entrants

All places for the 2023 West Highland Way Race have now been allocated. No further places will be made available. You can view the list of lucky participants at this link 2023 Race Entrants

2023 Registration opens 1st November

Entries for the 2023 West Highland Way Race, which will take part on Saturday 17 June 2023, will open on 1 November at the following link: https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=8910

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The West Highland Way Race is a Western States Qualifier race for 2023

The West Highland Way Race is a 100M qualifier for UTMB World Series

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