Welcome to the ALTRA West Highland Way Race


Event 1 - Virtual Run

Midnight Thursday 12th June to 12 noon Sunday 21st June 2020
You can run the 95 miles solo or in teams over the 9 days

Event 2 - An Evening Celebration

Saturday 20th June 7.00-8.30pm Live on the West Highland Way Facebook Page
Hosted by Ian Beattie and John Kynaston with lots of guests and a QUIZ

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

Race Licence issued by scottishathletics

Saturday 19th June 2021 Start Time 1am

All runners who had a place for the 2020 race will automatically be entered for 2021

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Virtual WHWrace – An Evening Celebration

Saturday 20th June 2020 7.00-8.30pm John Kynaston and Ian Beattie will be hosting an evening celebration live on our West Highland Way Facebook page. No need to book or sign up – just put the date and time in your diary then tune in and join us. We hope to make it interactive so you […]

Virtual whwrace 2020

Virtual West Highland Way Race Midnight Thursday 12th June –12:00 Noon Sunday 21st June 2020 This is an opportunity to virtually run, walk or crawl the 95 miles (155km) distance of the West Highland Way, Scotland’s iconic long distance trail, following current government guidelines on exercise routines, for the period of the race. Like all virtual events, it relies […]

whwrace Goblet Relay

As a fun challenge John Kynaston asked West Highland Way Runners to send in a video of them running across the frame with their goblet. John then put them all together to make a virtual relay. Here is the result ….

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