53 mile Ultra Trail Marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK
Saturday 29th April 2017 SOLD OUT
Elite ultramarathon entries are available

2017 Ultramarathon Information

Race Date: Saturday 29th April 2017

Elite Ultramarathon entries are available, please contact john@highlandflingrace.org.

The 2017 Highland Fling now CLOSED.




NO SUPPORT CREWS at Rowardennan checkpoint (27 miles) or anywhere between Balmaha checkpoint and Rowardennan. This checkpoint is still a relay changeover point so access will be allowed for relay teams only.


Due to a change in UKA rules the minimum age for entrants is now 20 years old (on race day).


Event Information

The event is now full.

For your entry fee you get the following:

  • A fabulously diverse waymarked 53 mile trail race through the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
  • Water provided at all checkpoints
  • Transport of personal food drop bags to 4 checkpoints along the route.
  • Finishers technical race t-shirt
  • Finishers neck buff
  • Finishers medal
  • A bottle of specially labelled ‘Highland Fling’ prosecco
  • Hot food served at the finish line
  • Tea, coffee and beer served at the finish line
  • Heated marquees to relax in
  • Hot post-race showers
  • Post-race massage
  • Traditional Scottish ceilidh after party
  • Luggage transport from race start to finish line
  • Medical support from race doctors and medical team
  • Live online updates for your family and friends to follow your progress

Highland Fling LGBT Friendly We are LGBT friendly. We are non-binary friendly. You can enter our race as female, male or non-binary. If you are transgender, we are happy for you to enter and run in the gender category you identify with. All event portaloos and showers are gender neutral. We are fully committed to upholding all principles of the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

Refund Policy

Up to December 31st 2016 75% of the entry fee will be refunded if you withdraw
From Jan 1st to March 1st 2017 50% of the entry fee will be refunded if you withdraw
After March 1st No refunds will be given

No deferrals or transfers to other runners are permitted

Ultramarathon Time limits and Cutoffs

The Highland Fling has three mid-race cut-off points for runners who will clearly be well outside the race limit of 15hrs:

Rowardennan (27 miles) 1:00 pm (7 hours)
Beinglas (41 miles) 5:30 pm (11.5 hours)
A82 crossing (50 miles) 8:30 pm (14.5 hours)

These cut off times are in place for runner safety and will be strictly enforced by checkpoint marshals. If you reach a checkpoint after the stated cut off time, you will be timed out, and will not be allowed to continue. In addition to this, if at any point during the race checkpoint marshals think you are unwell or unfit to continue, they may withdraw you from the race. In reality this rarely happens, so don't worry about it. However, if it does happen to you, please comply gracefully. No temper tantrums or shouting at our marshals. They are only concerned for your safety and have given up their day to look after you, so be nice to them, even if they're pulling you out of the race!

Please see the FAQ  page for more information.

A full race briefing will be available to all runners prior to the race.

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