2024 Race

95 miles – 14,000 feet – One Incredible Experience

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

  • WHW Volunteers 2024
    Volunteer registration is now open. West Highland Way volunteers are quite simply the best. No sleep, midges, tough love and random problem solving all to make sure that our runners and their support crews get to Fort William safely. With […]
  • Overseas Runners
    All runners need to have a vehicle and 2 support runners. This is your responsibility as a runner to find a crew. If you are travelling from overseas and need some help getting a crew, then please fill out this […]
  • Race History
    Our Race History page has recently been updated by Adrian Stott. If you would like to find out a bit more about the West Highland Way Race while you wait for the ballot then pop over to Race History