Race Date: Saturday 27th April 2019
ENTRY WINDOW CLOSES AT 9PM SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2018
The race is limited to 1000 runners. Places will be allocated by BALLOT.
The 14 day entry window will be open 9pm Sunday 30th September - 9pm Sunday 14th October 2018.
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 their entry. We aim to contact all successful entrants within two weeks of the entry window closing.
£70.00 (£68.00 with UK Athletics governing body membership)
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.
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:
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 30th January 2019 to do so.
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 email@example.com 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.
RUNNER AGE LIMIT
Minimum age for entrants is 20 years old (on race day).
TIME LIMITS & CUTOFFS
Time Limit - 15 hours*
27 Miles - 7 hours
41 mIles - 11 hours 15 minutes
50 miles - 14 hours 15 minutes
*If runners make these cutoffs they will be allowed to finish (even if slightly over the 15 hour limit).
CHANGES FOR 2019
NO SUPPORT CREWS OR ANY EXTERNAL RUNNER SUPPORT PERMITTED (spectators are still welcome at various locations)
ABSOLUTELY NO RACE TRAFFIC/SPECTATORS PERMITTED INTO BEINGLAS CHECKPOINT (41 MILES).
To help with race day logistics the organisers arrange a number of buses throughout the race weekend. These are available to book when you confirm & pay for your entry. You can also book buses later directly via Si Entries. We advise booking the buses ASAP as there are limted spaces on each bus. More bus info here
The Highland Fling has teamed up with The Mountains and The People, the flagship project of the conservation charity Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland to enhance and protect the wild and special qualities of the mountains and paths within Scotland’s National Parks.
We would be most grateful for any donations which will help the charity achieve their aims. The work will protect and repair the very paths that many of us utilise for training and racing.