2023 Official Video

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

Live Tracking

This year you can follow the progress of runners as they make their way to Fort William by clicking on this link https://www.geotracks.co.uk/live/1596 or by scanning this QR code

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 […]

Inspiration Evening 2023

The recording of this year’s Inspiration Evening isnow available. Hosted by Adrian Stott with contributions from Susie Hubbard, Lynne Allan, Donnie Campbell, Robbie Dunlop, and Ian Beattie you can find the link on the Race Media section of the race […]

2023 Provisional Runner Instructions Now Available

The 2023 instructions for runners are now available on the race website. It is possible that these instructions may change between now and June but runners and support crews are asked to make themselves familiar with the race rules. Follow […]

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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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