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 and all places have now been allocated by ballot. We do have a small number of elite places available.
For your entry fee you get the following:
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.
|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)||8:15 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.