Virtual West Highland Way Race Midnight Thursday 11th June –12:00 Noon Sunday 21st June 2020
This is an opportunity to virtually run, walk or crawl the 95 miles (155km) distance of the West Highland Way, Scotland’s iconic long distance trail, following current government guidelines on exercise routines, for the period of the race. Like all virtual events, it relies on honesty from everyone just getting out there, logging some miles as accurately as they can, and having some serious fun too.
The event Starts Midnight Thursday 11th June and ends Midday Sunday 21st June. Runners have 9.5 days to complete the 95 miles.
We are actively discouraging anyone from running 95 miles in one go. We are also encouraging all entrants to stay local.
The virtual run allows runners to run 95 miles, over 9.5 days, either individually, as a semi competitive 3 runner team relay, or as a multi team fun relay.
You run segments of your choosing, by the 3 check point cut offs, and then upload your detail to SI systems
Checkpoints are at
Inversnaid – Leg 1: Total 36 miles that must be completed by midnight Mon 15th June
Victoria Bridge – Leg 2: 27 miles, total 63 miles to be completed by midnight Thurs 18th June
Fort William – Leg 3: 32 miles giving a total of 95 miles to be completed midday Sun 21st June
After you have completed a Leg, please return to SiEntries and EDIT your Entry so that you can record your time for the leg. As soon as you have saved your leg data on SiEntries you will be able see your cumulative time and position included on the leaderboard, so you can all have fun watching each other too!
For those not familiar with the full trail route, info is on this website. Route tab under Race
YOU decide your strategy according to your available time and ambitions. Run and enjoy long single stages or break it down in smaller (and possibly faster) stages – your own imagination is your only guide.
SOLO RUNNERS – YOU will be responsible for uploading your results at the end of each stage.
RELAY TEAMS – Team Captain to upload the results for all team members.
Your entry confirmation email gives details on how to enter your results
Minimum age 21 on 11th June 2020 for the individual race… no age limit for relay but under 15’s should be sensibly and socially chaperoned with maximum 5k stages.
Please take a few minutes to understand the virtual event and what it involves, before entering. Running isn’t cancelled, it is just adapting.
No overall prizes, but spot prizes awarded in an ad hoc simple fashion by the race and sponsors, details TBC
There is NO facility to upload a strava link or similar but the organising team reserve the right to ask for any data confirmation. Should we spot any obvious “outlier performances:-)”
We have however set up a Strava group so you can see what others are doing if you want to join it. Please note you still need to upload your milage to SiEntries as explained. This group is an extra for those who want to see how others are doing it!
The entry fee covers admin costs by the race and SiEntries in setting up the platform.
West Highland Way race continues to be a not for profit event, run by volunteers. We have kept the cost of entry very low and any surplus funds will be donated to Scotland Association for Mental Health. There is also an opportunity to add a donation to SAMH during the entry process. Please donate generously.
An event Buff and tee shirt will be available to purchase. We will notify entrants, and make an announcement on the race FB page, as soon as finalised.
If you post on social media please use #virtualwhwrace
Links you will need to enter and to add your results