The West Highland Way Race has a great reputation for the support runners receive before, during, and after the race.
To put the race on successfully each year requires a small army of volunteers.
The volunteer team is put together by Helen and John Munro. You can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer registration for 2023 will open in January 2023 once all places in the race have been allocated.
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 runner registration
- Social media support
- Checkpoint duties
- Finish line support
- Sweep team/Race Safety
We will also be looking for volunteers with medical and/or first aid experience to help the race medical team at each of the checkpoints.
The outline timetable for volunteers is set out below
- Jan volunteer registration opens
- Feb checkpoint leads confirmed
- Mar/Apr re-confirm availability of volunteers
- Apr Allocate volunteers to roles
- Apr Begin finding crews for overseas runners
- May confirm volunteer roles
- June crew briefing distributed
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.