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Altra VIRTUAL West Highland Way Race

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Sunday 21st June 2020

Entries Open
Saturday 23rd May 2020 at 18:00
Entries Close
Saturday 13th June 2020
Entries so Far
1357 Entries
Entry Fees

Solo - £5 + £2 if unattached
Team of Three - £10 + £2 per unattached runner
Open Relay Team - £16

Ian Beattie
07939 535523

This is an opportunity to virtually run, walk or crawl the 95 miles (155km) distance of the West Highland Way, Scotland’s iconic long distance trail,following current government guidelines on excercise routines for the period of the race. Like all virtual events, it relys on honesty from everyone just getting out there, logging some miles as accurately as they can, and having some serious fun too.

The event Starts Midnight Thursday 11th June and ends Midday Sunday 21st June. Runners have 9.5 days to complete the 95 miles. 

We are actively discouraging anyone from running 95 miles in one go. We are also encouraging all entrants to stay local.

The virtual run allows runners  to run 95 miles, over 9.5 days,either individually, as a semi competitive 3 runner team relay, or as a multi team fun relay.

You run segments of your choosing which must be completed by each of the 3 checkpoint cut off deadlines.  Checkpoints are at: 

Inversnaid -  Leg 1: Total 36 miles that must be completed by midnight Mon 15th June

Victoria Bridge - Leg 2:  27 miles, total 63 miles to be completed by midnight Thurs 18th June

Fort William - Leg 3:  32 miles giving a total of 95 miles to be completed midday Sun 21st June

After you have completed a Leg, please return to SiEntries and EDIT your Entry so that you can record your time for the leg. Once the deadline for completing each leg has passed, the SiEntries Team will display your cumulative time and position on the Results webpage so you can all have fun watching each other too! 

For those not familiar with the full trail route, info is on the regular Race website

YOU decide your strategy according to your available time and ambitions. Run and enjoy long single stages or break it down in smaller (and possibly faster) stages - your own imagination is your only guide.

SOLO RUNNERS - YOU will be responsible for uploading your results at the end of each leg.

RELAY TEAMS - Team Captain will be responsible for uploading the results for all team members. 

Minimum age 21 on June 11th 2020 for the individual race… no age limit for relay but under 15's should be sensibly and socially chaperoned with maximum 5k stages.

Please take a few minutes to understand the virtual event and what it involves,before entering.  Running isn't cancelled, it is just adapting. 

No overall prizes, but spot prizes awarded in an ad hoc simple fashion by the race and sponsors, details TBC

There is NO facility to upload a strava link or similar but the organising team reserve the right to ask for any data confirmation, should we spot any obvious "outlier performances😊!"

The entry fee covers admin costs by the race and SiEntries in setting up the platform.

West Highland Way race continues to be a not for profit event, run by volunteers.  We have kept the cost of entry very low and any surplus funds will be donated to Scotland Association for Mental Health.  There is also an opportunity to add a donation to SAMH during the entry process.  Please donate generously.

An event Buff and tee shirt will be available to purchase. We will notify entrants, and make an announcement on the race FB page, as soon as details are finalised.

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