53 mile Ultra Trail Marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK
NEXT EVENT: Saturday 28th April 2018
Entry now closed: Assessment/Ballot in Progress

2018 Race Information

Distance
53m / 85km
Elevation
7,500ft / 2,300m
Race Terrain
90% trail / 10% road
Entry Fee
£68 / £70
Time Limit
15 hrs
No. of checkpoints
5
Medical Support
Yes
Course Marked
Yes
Entry Limit
1000

 

Welcome to the 13th Highland Fling Race

The 2018 race takes place on Saturday 28th April and is a point-to-point trail ultramarathon along the southern 53 miles (85km) of Scotland’s iconic West Highland Way trail through the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park from Milngavie to Tyndrum.

The event is now 13 years old and has grown in popularity throughout the UK and beyond with approx. 25% of runners travelling from outside Scotland. The race is limited to 1000 runners. Places will be allocated by BALLOT. For more info on entry please see 2018 Race Entry.

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 Race’ fizz
  • Free Hot food served at the finish line
  • Free Tea, coffee and beer served at the finish line
  • Heated marquees to relax in
  • Hot post-race showers
  • Post-race massage
  • Post-race relaxation, fun and chat at event finish
  • 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

How much is the entry fee?

  • £68 (with UK athletics governing body membership)
  • £70 (without UK athletics governing body membership)

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 toilets and showers are gender neutral. We are fully committed to upholding all principles of the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

Refund Policy

Up to March 1st 2018 75% of the entry fee will be refunded if you withdraw
After March 1st 2018 No refunds will be given

No deferrals or transfers to other runners are permitted.

Ultramarathon Time limits and Cutoffs

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

Cutoff Time / Elapsed
Rowardennan (27 miles) 1:00 pm / 7 hours
Beinglas (41 miles) 5:15 pm / 11.25 hours
A82 crossing (50 miles) 8:45 pm / 14.25 hours

Please note that the cutoffs for Beinglas and A82 crossing have been reduced by 15 minutes compared to the 2017 event. If runners make these cutoffs they will be allowed to finish (even if slightly over the 15 hour limit). 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.

Supporting Sponsors
Highland Fling Secondary Sponsors