Event Information

Devil o’ the Highlands Footrace

Next Event : Saturday 6th August 2022

Event Information

  • Distance:  42 miles / 69 Km

  • Total Ascent 6500ft / 1981 m

  • Start Location:  Tyndrum FK20 8RY

  • Start Time: 6am

  • Finish Location: Fort William PH33 6BU

  • Approx. Time Limit: 12 hours

  • Fully way-marked route

  • 95% Trail 5% road

  • Point to point race route

  • 4 checkpoints

  • 2 CP food drop bags available

  • Start-Finish baggage transport

  • Pre-race buses available (extra cost)

The event is LGBT friendly. We are also QIA+ friendly. You can enter our race as female, male or nonbinary. If you are transgender, we are happy for you to enter and run in the gender category you identify with. Event changing, showers and toilets will be available for all genders. We are fully committed to upholding all principles of the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

The event strives to be as inclusive as possible and the organisers have a zero tolerance policy to any form of discrimination.

Route Information











Race Rules

  • Do what the marshals tell you. At all times. And especially at road crossings.

  • Race numbers must be worn on your FRONT, and must be visible to marshals at all times.

  • All runners must carry an emergency foil blanket, a waterproof jacket with hood and taped seams and a charged/switched on mobile phone at all times.

  • No running poles or other artificial aids. No dogs accompanying runners or support runners.

  • No support crew assistance anywhere before Glencoe checkpoint.

  • No support runners before Kinlochleven checkpoint at 11:30am.

  • Absolutely NO LITTERING- carry your rubbish with you and use the big litter bins at checkpoints.

  • Limited earphone use is allowed - please read on for details of our earphone rules.

  • If you decide to withdraw during the race, you MUST let us know about it before going home.

  • The use of ibuprofen, diclofenac, or any other NSAID as a race-day painkiller is forbidden.


Please note that the race director’s decisions on all matters regarding race rules, unsporting conduct, any other questionable behaviour and all aspects of runner safety are absolutely final.

Race Weekend Schedule

Friday 5th August Evening

7:00pm - 9:00pm: Race registration in the Tyndrum Inn, Tyndrum (FK20 8RY)


Saturday 6th August

4:00am: Private coach leaves Fort William Bus Station (PH33 6AN) for race start (must be booked in advance)

4:15am - 5:30am: Race registration at the Green Welly Stop, Tyndrum (FK20 8RY) 

4:00am - 5:45am: Bring drop bags to race start and put into checkpoint vehicles

4:00am - 5:45am: Bring kit bags (for finish at Fort William) to race start and put into finish line van

5:45am: Race Director's race briefing for runners, at the Green Welly Stop

6:00am: Race start 


12:00pm - 6:30pm: Hot home-made food, tea, coffee and other drinks in the marquee at the race finish

4:00pm-ish: Prizegiving at the race finish

6pm:  Approximate time of final finisher

8:00pm onwards: Post-race celebrations in the Tyndrum Inn, Tyndrum (FK20 8RY) or Ben Nevis Inn, Glen Nevis (PH33 6TE), depending on where you are staying. 

Mandatory Kit


The following items MUST be carried by ALL runners at ALL times: 

1. An emergency foil blanket (minimum size 200 x 100cm)

2. A fully charged and switched on mobile phone

3. Waterproof jacket with taped seems



Checkpoints and distances


Checkpoints, distances, and details of what all is provided are as follows:


CP1 - Bridge of Orchy - 7 miles - water available 

CP2 - Glencoe Mountain Resort - 17 miles - water & Coke - Drop bag

CP3 - Kinlochleven - 27 miles - water & Coke - Drop bag


CP4 - Lundavra - 35 miles - water & Coke - sympathy & hugs :-)




There are 2 cutoffs during the event.

Kinlochleven checkpoint: 7hrs 30mins race time, which is 1:30pm.


If you reach Kinlochleven after 1:30pm you will be timed out, and will not be allowed to continue.

Lundavra checkpoint:  10hrs 15mins race time, which is 4.15pm. (NEW FOR 2022)

Please note that if you are timed out, you must stop. You cannot continue running, even unofficially. If you do so, you will be barred from future events.


Drop bags


Runners can have food drop bags at Glencoe and Kinlochleven. Please label them clearly with your name, race number, and checkpoint location. Drop bags should be small, and must not contain shoes or full changes of clothing. Please do not bring drop bags to Friday registration, as we will not be accepting them then. Please just bring them to the race start on Saturday morning.

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