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Highland CrossThe Highland Cross

The Highland Cross is a  50-mile duathlon (20 miles on foot, 30 miles on bike) traversing the spectacular Scottish Highlands coast to coast, west to east from Kintail through Glen Affric and Strathglass to Beauly.

 

Highland Cross exists to raise money for causes that benefit the people of Highland, disadvantaged by disability, ill health or social need.

 

Entry to the Highland Cross is by invitation only for 265 teams of 3 (795 persons) of all athletic abilities; walkers, joggers, runners and cyclists. Teams must pledge to raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship for the charities nominated by Highland Cross.  Charities interested in becoming beneficiaries from Highland Cross should consult the "Charities" page and fully examine the funding conditions before applying.

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Highland Cross 2019 - Saturday 22 June 2019

 

Highland Cross 2019 – 22 June – new electronic application process

We will be using an online company called SiEntries www.sientries.co.uk for applying for a team entry for 2019.  Highland Cross will not be listed as one of their events as it is invitation only.  SiEntries will be contacting all priority registered team contacts on 8 January 2019 with a single use link to allow them to apply for a team for the 2019 event.  As in the past, balloting will be carried out in order to determine who will be invited to take part.

All priority registered team contacts have been contacted by email with details of the changes to the application process.

Please see our updated FAQs for information.

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Highland Cross 2018

 

Highland Cross breaks the £5 million barrier with another fantastic fundraising year – 11th record in the last 13 years!

The record figure raised in 2017 from Highland Cross participants was £280,346 but this has been surpassed by Highland Cross 2018 competitors raising an incredible total of £307,566!  This now means that Highland Cross has raised over £5 million over the 36 years of the event.

 

On 22 November 2018, the 5 principal charities received presentations:

  • Abriachan Forest Trust received £26,500 to create a small respite centre

  • Blythswood Care received £29,330 to purchase a vehicle to support its foodbank work

  • Highland Hospice received £20,625 for a new vehicle to support their retail operation

  • The Oxygen Works received £40,306 for a new adapted minibus

  • Skye & Lochalsh Mental Health Association received £43,563 to purchase a van and storage containers to support their retail operation

In addition to the primary causes, the participants’ success will also allow some smaller grants totalling over £145,000 to be distributed to charities across Highland over the next month.  The Organisers would once again like to thank competitors, sponsors and volunteers for their continued support of Highland Cross.

 

 

TOP FUNDRAISING TEAMS 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 10

 

Team Amount Raised

 

Team Name

 

Competitor Names

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

£15,362.83

 

No Strokes Today

 

William Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard McGrail

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allan Maguire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

£12,782.06

 

Lovat Lung Busters

 

Simon Lovat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Fraser

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Konig

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

£5,483.69

 

Ishkabars

 

Hamish Salvesen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Neil Haddow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oliver Salvesen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

£5,360.00

 

Over The Hill

 

Steven Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hector Mackay

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alistair Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

£3,272.55

 

Five 11

 

Lindsay McCallum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Raymond Wright

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

£2,770.00

 

Spot The Builders

 

Gordon Simpson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew Philip

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Morrison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

£2,623.55

 

Culloden Colts

 

James Maclean

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Roska

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brian Philip

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

£2,565.00

 

Squeek & Creak

 

David Whitby

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calum Miller

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frazer Grant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

£2,522.49

 

Doug's Disciples

 

David Steele

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Scott

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Setford

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

£2,427.00

 

A Projector, Erector and a Director

 

David Kilshaw

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Cooper

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott Gillespie

 

 


 

Highland Cross 2019

 

The list to receive application forms for Highland Cross 2019 is now CLOSED

 

From the replies received from 2018 competitors, unsuccessful applications from previous years and new applications, we are again oversubscribed.  We have received a large number of e-mails requesting that their names be added to the list to receive an application form at the end of January and we already have well over 380 requests for the 265 teams available.  If everyone returns their completed forms, we will again be involved in balloting.

 

The Organisers apologise to anyone who wished to add their name to the list but can only suggest that if they are interested in Highland Cross 2020, they mark 2nd September 2019 in their diary as the date to register for an entry for 2020.

 


 

Highland Cross on Facebook 

 

Highland Cross now has a Facebook page - www.facebook.com/thehighlandcross

 

It is full of news about the event, important dates for the 2019 event, information about the folk who make it happen and the charities we support and who support us. There are a lot of comments about the event being posted.   The comment below was left by Nigel MacGillivary one of this year’s participants – he really grasps what the Cross is all about!

 

"...truly is a unique community event from the coffee stall at the start to the post race buffet and everything before, in between and after."

 


 

Highland Cross 2018

Highland Cross 2018 took place on Saturday 23 June.  The full list of individual results can be found here.

 

Photography

Photography from Highland Cross 2018 is available here:

Lost Property
If a competitor forgets to collect any of their belongings after the event, please contact James Campbell, Beauly on 01463 783939 or 07599 722 420.

 

Highland Cross 2018 commemoratives
You may be looking at what to purchase to mark your contribution to Highland Cross 2018 either as a supporter or participant.  Long standing supporters of Highland Cross, The Sign Centre, are selling a range of commemorative items including sweat wicking tee shirts and heavy cotton hoodies.  Click here to see examples of the designs and the order form.

 

 

Highland Cross have signed up with JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving to enable competitors to set up their own sponsorship page.  To make a donation or to create your own page to raise money click here to visit our JustGiving page or click here to visit our Virgin Money Giving page.