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Saturday 25th April 2020

Entries Open
Sunday 29th September 2019 at 21:00
Entries Close
Sunday 13th October 2019 at 21:00
Pre-selection Entries
1294 Participants
Entry Fees

£70.00 (without National Governing Body Membership)
£68.00 (with National Governing Body Membership)

Contact
Race Director - John Duncan
Phone
01505 503216

Welcome to the 15th Highland Fling Race.

The 2020 race takes place on Saturday 25th 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 15 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. Places will be allocated by BALLOT.

The 14 Day Entry Window will be open from 9pm Sunday 29th September until 9pm Sunday 13th October 2019.  After the window closes, the Fling Team will check that all runners meet the entry criteria following which, the ballot will take place.  All successful runners will then be emailed and asked to confirm and pay for the entry.  We hope to contact all successful entrants within 2 weeks of the Entry Window closing.

EVENT DETAILS

  • Distance: 53 miles (85 km)
  • Ascent: 2300m
  • Terrain: 90% trail/10% road
  • Full route is waymarked (no navigation required)
  • Chip-timed
  • There is a drop bag system in operation
  • Free Luggage transport from start to race finish
  • Event Buses* available pre-race to the start from Tyndrum and Glasgow, and post-race back to the start in Milngavie from the finish (extra cost)

*Event Buses places are limited must be booked and paid for prior to race day.  Buses will be made available to book after the ballot and following the allocation of the 1000 race places.  All runners will be emailed when the buses are available.  We advise booking them ASAP as seat numbers are limited.

ENTRY DETAILS

All Entrants £70.00 (£68.00 with UK Athletics governing body membership)

1000 places (very limited reserve list until all places are allocated).

BALLOT PROCEDURE

All entries must be checked by the organisers and your place is NOT confirmed until your entry is accepted and then you are successful in the ballot.  Ballot allocation is NOT IN ANY WAY based on how fast a runner you are.

ENTRY CRITERIA

From analysis of previous events finish times/DNF's, if your road marathon time is over 5 hours it is almost certain you will not make it through the cut offs. To meet the entry criteria you must have completed ANY of the following events during 2017/2018/2019:

1) Any ultramarathon (road or trail)
2) Any trail/hill/fell marathon
3) Any road marathon in under 5 hours
4) Any ironman distance triathlon

If you haven't already completed such an event then you have until 31st December 2019 to do so.  If you haven’t completed a qualifying event when entries open YOU MUST EMAIL THE ORGANISERS on team@highlandflingrace.org IN ADVANCE OF ENTERING.

If you have completed some sort of a long distance off-road event that doesn't quite meet the above entry criteria, you must email team@highlandflingrace.org before submitting your entry. Long fell/hill races and very long distance trail walking events may be accepted at our discretion.

Please note that Half Ironman events are not sufficient and we will not accept training run GPS data such as Strava/Garmin/Suunto logs.

If you have completed some sort of a long distance off-road event that doesn't quite meet our entry criteria, you must email team@highlandflingrace.org before submitting your entry. Long fell/hill races and very long distance trail walking events may be accepted at our discretion. Please note that Half Ironman events are not sufficient and we will not accept GPS data such as Strava/Garmin/Suunto logs.

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 portable toilets and showers are gender neutral. We are fully committed to upholding all principles of of the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

IMPORTANT EVENT RULES

1) Runners are not allowed external support at any time. No support runners/pacers. Spectators are welcome at specific locations.
2) All runners must carry an emergency foil blanket and charged/switched on mobile phone
3) It is strictly FORBIDDEN for any participant to run in place of another runner. No one is allowed to run using another runners race number.
4) No running poles. No Dogs accompanying runners.  No littering
5) Limited earphone use allowed.


EVENT CHARITY PARTNER

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.

Many thanks

Johnny Duncan

Race Director

Highland Fling Race

 


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