Highland Fling Race

25 April 2020
Milngavie, Glasgow, UK (Scotland)
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trail race
85 KM
1 day
1000 Runners
Difficulty:    Intermediate
ENTRY FEE:    70 GBP

The Highland Fling Ultramarathon is a 53 mile trail race along the famous West Highland Way footpath, through the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs national park, Scotland.

The race starts in Milngavie (near Glasgow) and finishes in the scenic Highland village of Tyndrum. The route is almost entirely on trails,  the terrain is mixed and the scenery stunning. 

The day finishes with free beer & homemade soup, followed by a traditional Scottish ceilidh party in Tyndrum.

Entry provides:

  • A fabulously diverse waymarked 53 mile trail race through the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
  • Water provided at all checkpoints
  • Transport of personal food drop bags to 4 checkpoints along the route
  • Finishers technical race t-shirt
  • Finishers neck buff
  • Finishers medal
  • A bottle of specially labelled ‘Highland Fling Race’ fizz
  • Free Hot food served at the finish line
  • Free Tea, coffee and beer served at the finish line
  • Heated marquees to relax in
  • Hot post-race showers
  • Post-race massage
  • Post-race relaxation, fun, chat and live music
  • Luggage transport from race start to finish line
  • Medical support from race doctors and medical team
  • Live online updates for your family and friends to follow your progress

Event Organiser

John Duncan

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude)

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Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat)

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Experienced runners who have completed at least 4 ultras in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to receipt of a recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

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Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

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Runners who have completed at least one ultra in last 6 months or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

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First ultra event. Runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running (>26 miles) in the last 6 months.