2024 Race

95 miles – 14,000 feet – One Incredible Experience


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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.

2024 will see the 38th running of this great race.  It would be my pleasure to welcome you in the future.

Ian Beattie MBE Race Director

Latest News from the WHW


  • Race GPX File available
    An updated GPX file is available which includes the new route through Tyndrum. You can view and download it here https://westhighlandwayrace.org/map-and-gpx/
  • Live Tracking 2024
    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/2675 or by scanning this QR code You can also follow the official live timing at SportIdent https://www.sportident.co.uk/results/WestHighlandWayRace/2024/WHW
  • Final Runner Instructions and Race Rules
    Final Instructions and Race Rules are now available. You can view them here Final Runner Instructions and Race Rules 2024

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