The Highland Fling was created in 2006 by Murdo MacDonald as a training run for the West Highland Way Race which takes place every June. In this year 16 runners took part. Murdo had the vision and put the effort in to grow the event over the years to become the most popular ultra in Scotland and one of the biggest in the UK.
Murdo stepped down from organising the event in 2011 after 6 years at the help. After being involved and volunteering at the Fling for a few years, in In 2012 Murdo asked John Duncan (now better known as Johnny Fling!) if he would like to take over the event. As you can maybe guess, John said yes and he continued to run the Fling as a non-profit event. He does get a lot of help from others who also give up their time for free. No one gets paid anything for their time - not even John! - and every penny of entry fees is put towards event expenditure with the aim of giving runners the best race experience and best value for money possible.
Race Day Team
On race day, there will be around 200 members of the Highland FlingRace Team all giving up their time to help out. Many will spend more of their own money on fuel than runners spend on their race entry fee so please remember to thank them when you run past and be very nice to them at all times.
If you fancy becoming part of the Race Team please see here.