53 mile Ultra Trail Marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK
NEXT EVENT – SATURDAY 27TH APRIL 2019
ENTRY WINDOW CLOSED

Welcome to The Highland Fling Ultramarathon

The Highland Fling is a 53 mile trail race which takes place every year in April.  The route follows the West Highland Way, Scotland’s oldest official long distance footpath, through the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Our aim is to put on an event which will allow as many runners as possible to experience Scotland’s beautiful scenery and also the camaraderie that exists within the Scottish ultrarunning community.

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
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, chat and live music
  • 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

Pride

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

2019 CHARITY PARTNER

The Highland Fling has teamed up with The Mountains and The People, the flagship project of the conservation charity Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland to enhance and protect the wild and special qualities of the mountains and paths within Scotland’s National Parks.

EVENT BUSES

To help with race day logistics the organisers arrange a number of buses throughout the race weekend. These are available to book when you confirm   pay for your entry. You can also book buses later directly via Si Entries. We advise booking the buses ASAP as there are limted spaces on each bus. More bus info here

Latest News

IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR 2019

NO EXTERNAL RUNNER SUPPORT PERMITTED (spectators are still welcome at various locations)

NO RACE SUPPORT/SPECTATORS ALLOWED INTO BEINGLAS CHECKPOINT (41 MILES)

 

Supporting Sponsors
Highland Fling Secondary Sponsors