Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek/Glasgow to the Falkirk Wheel Walk


21-22 July 2018


Glasgow to Edinburgh via the Falkirk Wheel

Walk between Scotland’s 2 largest cities – Glasgow to Edinburgh, 100km, 30 hours continuously, are you up to the challenge?

Alternatively, walk from Glasgow to the famous Falkirk Wheel - same start location, same day, just half the distance!


Well done to all our Glasgow to Edinburgh and Falkirk Trekkers - you are all Champions!

More event details

You are a BHF Champion

When: 21-22 July 2018

Where: Glasgow to Edinburgh via the Falkirk Wheel


Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek Finishing Times

Glasgow to Falkirk Wheel Finishing Times

Please note: These times may contain people who did not complete the trek and were transported back to the finish line. This is due to these participants being checked in at the end.

The challenge

Glasgow to the Falkirk Wheel is a brand new walk for 2018, walk 41.5km continuously through the day, the same distance as the original marathon. The same start location and day as the Glasgow to Edinburgh 100km trek, half the distance but still a challenging walk. You'll pass many sites along the route, including Kelvingrove Museum and Park, locks on the Forth and Clyde canal and finishing by the Falkirk Wheel.

Or take on our ultimate endurance event, trekking 100km continuously through the day and night, equating to 145,000 steps from Glasgow to Edinburgh. You'll pass numerous landmarks and sites along the route, including Kelvingrove Museum and Park, locks on the Forth and Clyde canal, the Falkirk Wheel, Linlithgow Palace before arriving in Scotland's capital. Or take on our shorter but still testing day walk from Glasgow to the famous Falkirk Wheel. Either way, this event will be a great experience for those looking for the ultimate challenge, who are ready to put in plenty of training and enjoy what is going to be a serious test of both your mental and physical stamina. 

'An epic endurance trek that tests your limits and pain thresholds, yet is the most rewarding challenge' - Glasgow to Edinburgh 2017 Heart Trekker

Registration costs

Standard Price

100km Full Trek

(Glasgow to Edinburgh)


41.5km Day Walk

(Glasgow to the Falkirk Wheel)


You must be 16 years old to take part, and under-18's must be accompanied by an adult. If you would prefer a paper registration form, please download the form and email it to [email protected]



Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it's the money you raise that powers our life saving research. Previous Heart Trekkers have aimed to raise £400 to take on this event, and many look at joining our 500 Club, becoming a champion fundraiser. For more information on the 500 club, please visit the last tab on the website. 


Your Glasgow to the Falkirk Wheel/Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek entry includes

  • Technical T-shirt
  • Head torch and batteries
  • Electronic checking system (to record your individual event time)
  • Medical support
  • Free sports massage
  • 2 free hot meals for the full trek
  • 1 free hot meal for day walkers
  • Snacks and drinks on route
  • A welcome pack containing fundraising materials
  • A brand new 2018 map
  • GPX route map
  • A training guide
  • Medal for all finishers
  • Hot showers at the finish of the full trek (please bring your own towel)
  • Mobile charging points at the Falkirk Wheel (please bring your own charging cable)

Because of the testing nature of the trek we would recommend that you use the training guide to help prepare for this challenge and take part with a friend or as part of a team.


Contact us

If you would like more information on any of our events, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:

Tel: 0300 330 3322
Email: [email protected]

Welcome to the club

Our exclusive 500 club is for those who raise over £500. If you have £500 or more (excluding GiftAid) pledged by your supporters on your JustGiving page firstly congratulations you are amazing! You'll now be eligible to join the 500 Club and receive your exclusive BHF jersey

For teams to be eligible there must be at least £500 or more (excluding Gift Aid) pledged per person, along with the names of all eligible entrants showing on the team fundraising page and each individual needs to fill in a separate form in each case to claim the 500 club jersey.

(E.g A team of 4 would need a minimum of £2000 (exc Gift Aid) pledged on their team page)

How do I claim?

Complete our form to request your jersey

Size Chart

Size XS  XL  XXL 
Chest Size (In)  33-35 35-37 37-39 39-41


Chest Size (Cm)  84-89  89-94  94-99  99-104  104-109  109-114 

Note: Due to the fit being small, we recommend ordering one size up to your usual size.

Frequently asked questions regarding the 500 club

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