Welcome to the Altra West Highland Way Race

Update from Race Director Ian Beattie after the #virtualWHWrace

We have now had a chance to tidy up most of the admin from the Altra Virtual West Highland Way Race, and I am delighted to announce that the total sum raised for the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is £21,443.  This is a combination of profits from the race and merchandising, donations made via the SI Entries website, and donations made directly to SAMH from people involved in the event.  It is an absolutely superb total, way in excess of what we ever imagined, and I would like to thank everybody who contributed in any way to it.

As well as the financial success, I think the virtual race and evening event did a great job in pulling the whole of the WHW Race family together.  It was also a great opportunity to introduce a lot of new people to the race, and let them see what it is all about.

Thanks again to everyone.  I know this money will make a big difference to SAMH, and to the vital work it does in so many areas to help those facing mental health issues.


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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Review Video of our #virtualWHWrace

John Kynaston has produced a short video reviewing the Virtual Race with contributions from several runners who took part. Results from Virtual West Highland Way race

#virtualWHWrace Update Two – Wed 17th June 2020

We are now over half way through our Virtual West Highland Way Race and it has been so good to see so many involved. Last night Ian Beattie, Keith Hughes and John Kynaston hosted a live update on Facebook. It has now been uploaded to YouTube so if you would like to watch it and […]

#virtualWHWrace Update ONE – Friday 12th June 2020

Many thanks to the 1200 solos and teams who have signed up so far for this Virtual Event.  The numbers are amazing!  We hope you are all looking forward to starting your first leg at any time from midnight Thursday 11th June! It’s great to see photos on Facebook, twitter and Instagram already of runners who […]