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The Highland Fling Ultramarathon

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The Highland Fling is a 53 mile trail race which takes place every year in April. The route follows the West Highland Way, Scotland’s oldest official long distance footpath, through the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.

Our aim is to put on an event which will allow as many runners as possible to experience Scotland’s beautiful scenery and also the camaraderie that exists within the Scottish ultrarunning community.

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The Highland Fling Ultramarathon route

Event Details

What’s Included
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
Raceday Logistics
Friday 26th April 2019
4pm – 9pm Race Registration at the Burnbrae Inn, Milngavie, G61 3DQ

Saturday 27th April 2019
3:45am Buses leave Tyndrum Tourist Information Centre FK20 8RY to Milngavie (race start)
4.45am Buses leave Glasgow West End (G3 8AN)
4:30am - 5:45am: Registration at race start, Milngavie Station car park, G62 8BX
4:30am - 5:45am: Bring drop bags to race start and put into checkpoint vehicles
4:30am - 5:45am: Bring luggage (for finish at Tyndrum) to race start and put into large truck
5:45am - Race Director's race briefing
6:00am - Race start. Run 53 miles to Tyndrum
5:00pm - Prizegiving at race finish, By The Way Hostel and campsite, Tyndrum, FK20 8RY
6:00pm - 10:00pm: Buses leave finish for Milngavie every hour on the hour (booked in advance)
8:00pm - 11:30pm: Afterparty in event marquees at finish line. Chat, fun, and maybe some dancing.

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