The West Highland Way Race starts at Milngavie Railway Station (7 miles north of Glasgow) at 1 a.m. on Saturday 24th June 2017. Competitors are required to run, jog or walk along the West Highland Way route to the leisure centre in Fort William, finishing no later than noon on the Sunday 25th June 2017, i.e. within a time limit of 35 hours.
The 95 mile race includes 14,760ft of ascent. The Race is a 5 Point UTMB Qualifying Race.
Along the route you are required to pass through checkpoints within specified time limits. In order to participate you must have your own motorised backup, consisting of at least two people, one of which must be capable of covering the last two sections with you (or find you) if assistance is required or during the hours of darkness. You must also have adequate relevant experience to take part in an event of this nature.
Paul Giblin (2015 - 14:14:44) and Lucy Colquhoun (2007 - 17:16:20) hold the course records.