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

  • 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
  • 2024 Provisional Runner Instructions Now Available
    The 2024 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 […]
  • 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