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Saturday 10th August 2024

Entries Open
Sunday 4th February 2024 at 21:00
Entries Close
Monday 15th July 2024 at 10:00
Entries So Far
473 Participants
Entry Fees
UKA Member   £93.00   
Non Member   £95.00   
Contact
Race Director - John Duncan
Phone
07941 670623

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A 42 mile point-to-point ultramarathon along the West Highland Way trail through the highlands of Scotland from Tyndrum to Fort William.

EVENT INFORMATION

  • ​Distance:  42 miles / 69 km
  • Total Ascent 6500ft / 1981 m
  • Time Limit: 12 hours
  • Point to point way-marked route (no navigation required)
  • 95% trail 5% road
  • 4 checkpoints
  • 2 checkpoint food drop bags available
  • Start-to-finish baggage transport
  • Pre- and post-race buses available (extra cost & spaces limited) 
  • Free showers at finish
  • Free home-made soup, hot food and drinks at finish

ENTRY INFORMATION

  • Entries will be available on a first come first served basis
  • Entry Limit: 500 (then waiting list if required)
  • The event accepts female, male, and non-binary runners
  • ​Entry Fee:  £95/£93*
  • No minimum running experience is required for entry
  • All runners must be at least 20 years old on race day
  • No deferrals or transfers of entries are available

​*members of Scottish Athletics, English Athletics, Athletics Northern Ireland & Welsh Athletics

Refund Policy:  Due to increased costs, no refunds are available until the event is full.  If we can allocate your place to someone on the waiting list we can provide 75% refund up until 1st June 2024. After 1st June no refunds are available.

There is optional insurance available through XCover - which can cover you for a range of issues to protect your entry fee.  Please check there terms and conditions to see what is covered.


PARKING / RACE WEEKEND LOGISTICS

Parking in Tyndrum (race start) is the event's biggest issue, especially during the peak tourist period in August. We have to keep local businesses on side so unless you have accommodation booked in Tyndrum for the Friday/Saturday evening there will be no long term parking in Tyndrum.  There is short term parking at the race start for vehicles dropping off runners but these vehicles must leave Tyndrum immediately after the race start.  

We strongly urge you to use public transport to travel to the event.

As the race is a point-to-point route we suggest one of the following plans:

STAY IN TYNDRUM BOTH FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS - Runners with booked accommodation should park at the accommodation and can book a return bus back to Tyndrum after the event on the Saturday at 6pm (extra cost)

STAY IN FORT WILLIAM ON FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS - Book the early Saturday early morning bus from Fort William to the race start in Tyndrum (extra cost). Then run back to Fort William.  The early Saturday morning buses will leave from Glen Nevis Campsite and stop at Fort William Bus Station before heading to Tyndrum and will arrive in plenty of time for registration and race start.

ARRANGE TO BE DROPPED OFF AT START AND COLLECTED AT THE FINISH - This could be family/friend/club mate/support crew who drive you to the start in Tyndrum, maybe see you at Glencoe and Kinlochleven, then collect you from the finish in Fort William. Please note they must leave Tyndrum immediately after the race start. Another option is that the person who drops you off joins the race team and helps out while you run to Fort William.  

Please also consider car-sharing if you can.

EVENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

We are trying to reduce the environmental impact of the event.There is an opt-out system for runners to choose not to receive a t-shirt. 

T-SHIRT:  If you choose to not get a t-shirt then you have the options of either donating the £6 to charity or receiving a £6 reduction in the entry fee.

All proceeds will be donated to Strathfillan Community Development Trust.  Registered Charity SC026601.

 

IMPORTANT EVENT RULES

  • All runners must carry an emergency foil blanket, a waterproof jacket with hood and taped seams and charged/switched on mobile phone.
  • Runners are allowed external support at certain locations.  Spectators are welcome at specific locations (Glencoe and Kinlochleven).
  • It is strictly FORBIDDEN for any participant to run in place of another runner. No one is allowed to run using another runner's race number.
  • Limited earphone use allowed.
  • No running poles or other artificial aids.
  • No dogs accompanying runners.
  • If you decide to withdraw during the race, you MUST let us know about it before going home.
  • The use of ibuprofen, diclofenac, or any other NSAID as a race-day painkiller is forbidden.
  • Do what the marshals tell you. At all times. And especially at road crossings.
  • Race numbers must be worn on your FRONT, and must be visible to marshals at all times.
  • No support crew assistance anywhere before Glencoe checkpoint.
  • No support runners before Kinlochleven checkpoint at 11:30am.
  • Absolutely NO LITTERING- carry your rubbish with you and use the big litter bins at checkpoints.

 

INCLUSIVITY & DISCRIMINATION

The event is LGBT friendly. We are also QIA+ friendly. We're friendly to everyone, really. 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, subject to compliance with the current SA/UKA rules of competition, which the organisers must adhere to. Event changing, showers and toilets will be available for all genders. We are fully committed to upholding all principles of the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

​The event strives to be as inclusive as possible and the organisers have a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination.

View the Event Disclaimer / Terms and Conditions.

View the Event Cancellation / Refund Policy.

This event offers the option to purchase XCover, so that participants may be able to get a refund if they are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.


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