By Way of the Glen

4th July 2024

170 Miles


UTMB Points: tbc


Race Information

Entry Requirements

Runner will be asked to confirm their race experience. This event is only open to individuals who have completed races of 70 miles plus. If you have any questions about the suitability of your previous experience, email

Race Rules

  1. Race Registration – tbc
  2. Race Briefing – tbc
  3. Race Start – tbc
  4. ID required at registration
  5. No transfer of place between runners
  6. No muling
  7. No walking poles
  8. No support runners/Bike buddies
  9. No Dogs (This forms part of the GGW permission to allow the event to go ahead)
  10. Mandatory kit to be carried during the event (This will be confirmed in the pre-race information pack).
  11. All runners to follow Covid 19 protocol, procedures, signage at all times.
  12. All runner to follow marshal, race medical teams, Race Director instruction at all times.
  13. No swimming in canal.

Mandatory Kit


2023: 1st – Iain Bethunie, 48hrs 50mins; 2nd – Calum Anderson, 53hrs 10mins.


Runners are reminded that Rocket Events do not offer deferrals. Deferrals will only come into play if there are travel restrictions or lockdowns in place due to covid 19.


  • 30 day cooling off period will apply, withdrawal in this period will result in a £15 administration fee being applied.
  • After 30 days a 50% refund will be offered up to 12 weeks before race day.
  • 0-12 weeks 0% refund will be offered.

These measures are being implemented to ensure runners are committed to running the events they have entered.

By Way of The Glen: Glasgow to Inverness is a 170 mile foot race between Glasgow and Inverness, travelling along two of Scotland most stunning iconic long distance routes, the West Highland Way and the Great Glen Way.

Starting at Milngavie Train Station, runners will have 28 hours to complete the West Highland Way (94 miles) with a small link section on tarmac to then join The Great Glen Way(72 miles) at Neptune Staircase. The route is fully marked with waymark and arrow signs and has a total ascent of around 24,000ft.

There will be checkpoints along the way, where runners can be met by their support team, There will be also checkpoints serviced by marshals for drop bags, this is due to their remote location and the need for support crews to rest. Runners will be tracked and there will be a requirement to have at least one runner that can run in the event that you require help off the route between checkpoints.

Get a feel for the race by reading the inaugural winner, Iain Bethune’s race report from 2023.

Runners race history will be vetted before full entry confirmed.

Runners are invited to the presentation/prize giving on the Sunday morning at the Inverness sports centre where all runners achievements are recognised.