53 mile Ultra Trail Marathon through Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland, UK
2020 RACE: Saturday 25th April 6AM START

Welcome to The Highland Fling Ultramarathon

The Highland Flingis 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.

Short Film from the 2019 event

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


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

2020 CHARITY PARTNER -Lomond Mountain Rescue Team

Lomond Mountain Rescue

The Highland Fling has teamed up with the Lomond Mountain Rescue Team for 2020. The team cover the area within which the Highland Fling takes place and are currently seeking funds for a replacement vehicle. We would be most grateful if all runners could, if you can, give a small donation to the charity when you enter the event. Many thanks. Please visit the website for more event information on the work they do.

Latest News

Fling to host the 2020 National Ultra Trail Championships

The 2020 Fling is confirmed as a 3 point qualifier for the UTMB races. For more info please see https://utmbworld.com

2019 Race Report

Supporting Sponsors
Highland Fling Secondary Sponsors