Welcome to the ALTRA West Highland Way Race

Message from 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 265 runners each year, with the relatively small size of the field helping to preserve the friendly nature of the event.

2020 will see the 36th running of this great race.  It would be my pleasure to welcome you in the future.

Ian Beattie - Race Director

Saturday 20th June 2020 Start Time 1am

Entries open on 1st November 2019 and close on 31st November 2019

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Exciting news of new sponsor

Entries for the 2020 ALTRA West Highland Way Race open on 1st November 2019 with two major changes taking place. The event has a new title sponsor in ALTRA, the footwear company, very popular with many ultra distance runners. Previous title sponsor RON HILL will still be involved as a supporting partner. A further development […]

Changes to the Rules regarding Support Crews for 2020

The entries for the 2020 WHW Race will be open throughout November 2019 on SI Entries. We have decided to make some changes to the rules around support for the 2020 race. A summary of the new support rules is outlined below: Having motorised support for the full race remains a condition of race entry. […]

2019 West Highland Way Race – some thoughts from Ian Beattie

My preparation in the weeks leading up to the West Highland Way Race is never the same. This year, the wedding of my stepson Stephen and his fiancée Gillian in the Dominican Republic at the end of May meant that things had to be done a bit earlier than usual. Final race instructions were sent […]