Ellis Brigham Highland 200 - Trail Events Co

Fri 20 Sep 2024

Ellis Brigham Highland 200



Ellis Brigham - Fort WilliamSt Mary's HallBelford Rd Fort William Fort William PH33 6BT

Competitor Limit



200.89 KM

124.8 Miles

Total Elevation

6678.54 Meters

21911 Feet

Entry Fee


Elevation Chart

Elevation chart coming soon!



5:30 am

Start Time

6:00 am

Cut Off Time

Sun 22nd - 11:59 pm

200km Checkpoint 1 200km Checkpoint 2 200km Checkpoint 3 200km Checkpoint 4 200km Checkpoint 5 200km Checkpoint 6 200km Checkpoint 7

From Start Line

To Next Checkpoint

To Finish Line

From Start Line

To Next Checkpoint

To Finish Line

From Start Line

To Next Checkpoint

To Finish Line

From Start Line

To Next Checkpoint

To Finish Line

From Start Line

To Next Checkpoint

To Finish Line

From Start Line

To Next Checkpoint

To Finish Line

From Start Line

To Next Checkpoint

To Finish Line

We have wonderfully stocked checkpoints, that include a large range of products.

One of our partners UCAN Uk supply us with our hydration and energy powders. They also supply gels and bars if that is the option you prefer.

UCAN Uk products are 100% natural and completely sugar free - You do not need sugar and the drop off when you are running. These products are healthier, far better at delivery hydration and energy and you don't get the sugar low.

They use a 'SuperStarch' which is a complex carbohydrate (derived from non-GMO corn) that uniquely stabilises blood sugar levels.


At our checkpoints you will find a good range of items such as (including vegan options):-

Water (Vegan)
Squash - Blackcurrant & Orange (Vegan)
UCAN Hydrate Electrolyte Drink Mix (Hydration) - UCAN Hydrate contains five essential electrolytes, has no sugar and zero calories, and is naturally sweetened with Stevia. (Vegan)
UCAN Flavoured SuperStarch / Livsteady Drink Mix (Energy) - Flavoured drink mix is powered by SuperStarch/ Livsteady, has no added sugar, contains added electrolytes and is gluten free. (Vegan)

UCAN Energy Bars - UCAN bars are the only bar powered by SuperStarch/ Livsteady for long-lasting energy that sustains blood sugar levels. They will keep you fuelled and feeling good. (Vegan)
UCAN edge UCAN powder pre-mixed for on the go (Gels) These gels represents a quantum leap in how athletes will fuel for sport. The first and only on-the-go training fuel powered by SuperStarch. (Vegan)

Sweets - Haribo selection
Crisps (Mostly Vegan)
Nuts (Vegan)

Bananas (Vegan)
Melon (Vegan)

Cakes & Biscuits
Cake - Swiss Roll - Strawberry, chocolate & lemon flavours
Jaffa Cakes
Chocolate Chip Cookies

New Potatoes - Salt available (Vegan)

We are trying to reduce the use of plastic so we ask runners to bring reusable cups for drinks; we do not provide cups.

We keep sanitary products at HQ and they are also available on some checkpoints.

200km Kit List

Mandatory Kit
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone
  • Race Directors Contact Number (supplied on the day)
  • 500ml Water Carrier - Full From The Start
  • Waterproof Jacket (Taped Seams)
  • Waterproof Trousers (Taped Seams)
  • Map - To Be Printed From Our Website
  • Compass
  • Foil Blanket
  • Whistle
  • Head Torch
  • Emergency Food
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Base Layer
  • First Aid Kit
  • Reusable Cup
  • GPS Route File

Embark on an extraordinary adventure at The Highland 200, an exhilarating trail running event set against the breathtaking backdrop of Scotland’s majestic landscapes. This exceptional journey, with Trail Events Co, promises an unforgettable experience for trail running enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
Registration is open from midday on Thursday 19th September in Ellis Brigham’s Fort Williams Store, where a guest speaker will be offering an inspirational in the evening
Starting on Friday 20th September at 06:00, the course unfolds like a story, leading participants through the rugged terrain, ancient woodlands, and meandering paths, with the towering presence of Ben Nevis, the UK’s highest peak, standing as a constant companion throughout the journey. It’s not just a race; it’s a communion with nature, a test of endurance, and an exploration of Scotland’s wild soul.
Highland 200: Conquer the Ultimate Ultra Challenge
Welcome to the Highland 200, an unparalleled test of endurance and adventure set amidst the rugged landscapes of the Scottish Highlands. This 200-kilometer ultra race promises an exhilarating journey through towering peaks, dense forests, and serene lochs, challenging participants to push their limits and embrace the thrill of the unknown.
Route Overview:
Starting in Ellis Brigham’s Fort William Store, runners embark on an epic journey that takes them through some of Scotland’s most iconic landscapes. The route winds its way through diverse terrain, including steep ascents, technical descents, and remote trails, offering a unique blend of natural beauty and formidable challenges.
Stage 1: (Checkpoint 1 – 27.63km):
The race kicks off with an adrenaline-fueled ascent up Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest peak. As participants summit this iconic mountain, breathtaking views unfold around them, inspiring every stride. Descending from Ben Nevis, runners navigate the challenging terrain of the Mamore Forest, testing their agility and endurance. At Checkpoint 1 in Kinlochmore, located 27.63 kilometers from the start line, runners refuel before tackling the next leg of the journey.
Stage 2: (Checkpoint 2 – 52.55km):
Leaving Kinlochmore behind, the route continues through remote landscapes, traversing the shores of Loch Eilde Mor and ascending Meall na Cruaidhe. With each step, participants conquer rugged terrain and technical descents, pushing themselves to new heights. Arriving at Checkpoint 2 by Loch Treig, situated 52.55 kilometers from the start line, runners recharge for the challenges ahead.
Stage 3: (Checkpoint 3 – 68.68km):
As the journey progresses, participants navigate through Craiganour Forest and along the shores of Loch Ossian. Climbing Meallach Mhor and Carn Dearg Mor, runners face steep ascents and variable weather conditions, testing their resilience. At Checkpoint 3 near Dalnaspidal Lodge, located 68.68 kilometers from the start line, runners replenish their energy for the final stretch of the race.
Stage 4: (Checkpoint 4  – 85.94km):
The final leg of the race takes participants through Glenfeshie Forest and along the banks of the River Feshie. With determination and grit, runners conquer the last peaks before descending into Aviemore, where the finish line awaits. At Checkpoint 4, situated 85.94 kilometers from the start line, runners prepare for the last push towards victory.
Stage 5: (Checkpoint 5 – 102.11 km):
Runners embark on the next leg of their journey, pushing forward with determination and resolve. Navigating through the rugged terrain of the Scottish Highlands, participants face challenging climbs and technical descents, testing their endurance and agility. With each passing kilometer, the anticipation of reaching the next checkpoint grows, spurring runners onward as they inch closer to their ultimate goal.
Stage 6: (Checkpoint 6 – 128.32km):
As runners depart from the previous checkpoint, they enter the penultimate stage of the Highland 200, driven by the anticipation of crossing the finish line and the sense of accomplishment that awaits. The trails wind through the rugged terrain of the Scottish Highlands, each step a testament to the determination and resilience of the participants. With the end in sight, runners push forward with unwavering determination, drawing on their inner strength to overcome any obstacle in their path.
Stage 7: (Checkpoint 7 –  141.46km):
Stage 8: (Checkpoint 8 – 172.63km):
Stage 9: (Checkpoint 9 – 186.00km):
This is a lumpy old run with over 6678 meters (21911 ft) of elevation on this route. Some stunning climbs to be enjoyed and then there is the downhill sections, long and technical in places, fast and flowing in others.
Cut Off Time is Sunday 22nd at Midnight (66Hr) 
The Highland 200 is more than a trail running event; it’s a transformative journey through Scotland’s untamed wilderness. Ellis Brigham and Trail Events Co invite you to be a part of this unparalleled experience, where every step is a testament to your strength, and every mile is a celebration of the extraordinary beauty that is the Scottish Highlands.
Checkpoints/Refuel/Sleep Stations
9 Checkpoints in total
You are allowed support runners to join you on this run.
Support runners can not join in until checkpoint 1.
Support runners must not continue after checkpoint 9.
Only 1 support runner is allowed to join you on a section.
Crews are allowed to visit their runner as often as they can along the route.
Support runners can carry extra food and gear, they can not carry the runners kit on any stretch for any amount of time.
What You Get
Ellis Brigham Highland 200 Buckle
Full Medical Support
GPX Tracking
Well Stocked Checkpoints
Sleep Station
Exclusive Ellis Brigham Offers
Inspirational Evening Talk.
Trail Events Co Tech T-Shirt
Parking is available in Aviemore, with shuttle bus from the finish to the start (Friday morning 4:00am) 
Those wishing to book a seat on the shuttle bus, must do so by Monday 2nd September 2024 
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Additional Info

Number & Timing Chip

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Bibs and timing chips are collected on the day, during the registration period. Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

Please note for events in the Lake District and Snowdonia the Ultra Marathon and Marathon runners also receive a GPS tracker as part of the entry fee.


We pride ourselves in laying brilliant and easy to follow routes. We use arrow markers that are red with white arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We also have split markers for all routes -'Ultra Marathon Only', 'Marathon Only', 'Half Marathon Only', '10-16k Only'.

The GPX file of the route is part of your mandatory kit list. This can be download from the website and should be downloaded to your devices.

Self Navigation runs (Dartmoor 100k Only), no signage will be used. Way marks on the national pathways will show the way, your GPXS File will be your navigation tool..

What You Get

  • Trail Events Co large bespoke finishers medal
  • Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance, plus a trophy for the first male and female over 50 in each distance
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Fully Signed Course
  • Chip Timing
  • Free Professional Race Photos
  • Also on offer:
  • Technical Running T-shirt (£15)
  • GPS tracking units are included in the entry fee for the Snowdonia and Lake District, Marathon and Ultra distances.

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