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 now closed for the 2020 race

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Podcast Plan for 2020 whwrace

I have been putting the whwrace podcast out for the last 7 years and we are now up to episode 157. The podcasts are available on the website to download or you can subscribe on iTunes (Apple) or Google Podcast (Android) – search for whwrace. For the 2020 race I will be following 6 runners […]

2020 Race Entry List

Message from Ian Beattie, Race Director…. We have now carried out the ballot for the 2020 Altra West Highland Way Race. I have sent an email to everyone who entered to let them know if they have been successful or not. The 300 people who have been offered a place are shown below. Those who […]

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 […]