2020 Volunteer Information

The West Highland Way Race has a great reputation for the support runners receive before, during, and after the race.

We will be looking for volunteers for the 2020 race. Please return to this page in December 2019 if you want to offer to help.

The put the race on successfully each year requires a small army of volunteers.

Volunteering can be a good way to be involved and gain experience of the race.

Each year we have a good mix of old hands and new helpers.

Some of the general volunteer jobs include

  • Friday registration
  • Route marking
  • Road crossings
  • Checkpoint duties
  • Finish line support

We will also be looking for volunteers with medical and/or first aid experience to help the race medical team.

If you are interested in volunteering at the 2018 West Highland Way Race, then please complete the form which will be published on the WHW web site in mid December after the ballot  has been drawn..

Crew Exchange

We also sometimes need volunteers to step in and crew for overseas runners who may have difficulty bringing a crew to Scotland.

While it is each runner’s responsibility to find their own crew, the race organisation will try to help overseas runners in need of a crew, with volunteers willing to support a runner.

This process usually starts after Easter and we usually manage to find crew for all runners.

The outline timetable for volunteers is set out below

  • Dec volunteer registration opens
  • Jan 1st update sent to volunteers
  • Feb checkpoint leads confirmed
  • Mar 2nd update sent to volunteers
  • confirm availability of volunteers
  • Apr Allocate volunteers to roles
  • Begin finding crews for overseas runners
  • May confirm volunteer roles
  • June crew briefing distributed