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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.

 

Highland Cross Latest News

Highland Cross 2020 - Saturday 20 June

 

Highland Cross 2020

From the replies received from 2019 competitors, unsuccessful applications from previous years and new applications, we were again oversubscribed for 2020.   The 2020 balloting has now been completed and the successful teams are being asked to pay their team entry fees. 

 

Competitor Application for Highland Cross 2021

The Organisers apologise to anyone who wished to add their name to the list for 2020 but can only suggest that if they are interested in Highland Cross 2021, they mark 1st September 2020 in their diary as the date to register for an entry for 2021 by emailing info@highlandcross.co.uk on that date.

 

18/02/2020 

 


 

Highland Cross 2019

 

Highland Cross reaches over £5.3million with 2nd highest fundraising total in 37 years!  The figure raised in 2019 from Highland Cross participants is £286,121.

 

On 20 November 2019, the 5 principal charities received presentations:

  • Birchwood Highland received a cheque for £60,000 for improvements and refurbishments.

  • Cantraybridge College are purchasing a new adapted minibus.

  • New Start Highland have purchased a new vehicle.

  • Puffin Hydrotherapy Pool received a cheque for £40,000 for renewing their heating & air handling systems.

  • SNAP (Special Needs Action Project) are purchasing a new specially adapted minibus.

In addition to the primary causes, the participants’ success will also allow some smaller grants totalling approximately £56,000 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 2019

 

Top 10   Amount Raised   Team Name   Competitor
           
1   £6,315.31   Lovat Lungbusters   Simon Lovat
          Jack Fraser
          Max Konig
           
2   £6,235.00   Friends and Family   Willie Gray
          Katie Gray
          Andrew Lilley
           
3   £4,033.91   Affric Rats   Jonathan Wotherspoon
          Timothy Laing
          Alex Leven
           
4   £3,962.05   Over The Hill 2   Steven Scott
          Alistair Douglas
          Hector MacKay
           
5   £3,615.00   Momentum   Rory Mackenzie
          Michael Campbell
          Donald Begg
           
6   £3,235.00   Optimists   Davide Taliente
          Simon Fraser
          Perdita Fraser
           
7   £3,025.00   Teuchters Three   Oliver Salvesen
          Neil Haddow
          Hamish Salvesen
           
8   £2,730.00   Cullicudden Colts   James Maclean
          Brian Philip
          Dougal Brown
           
9   £2,140.00   The 3 Amigos   Paul Ross
          Darren Simpson
          Wayne Grant
           
10   £1,977.00   Looking for Beauly   Diane Stark
          Audrey Goddard
          Yvonne Morrison

 


 

Where do I send my sponsor money?

2020 Sponsor money should be banked by 31 July 2020 if at all possible (details below), or send cheque(s) to Highland Cross Organisers, Redwood, 19 Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4AA, with competitor number on reverse of cheque (along with sponsor sheets if applicable, to enable gift aid to be claimed).

 

If you wish to pay by online banking, the sponsorship account details are:

  • Account name:  Highland Cross

  • Account no:  00439605

  • Sort code:  80-91-26  (Please quote your surname and participant number in the payment reference e.g. SMITH 123)

 


 

Special Endeavour Award 2019

 

Ewan McCarthy recently collected his Special Endeavour Trophy from this year’s Highland Cross. 

 

The organisers felt it appropriate to award it to Ewan from Kingussie who had just completed his 9th Highland Cross but although in the top 5 competitors every single year, he has never won the event.  On one occasion he was 5th, on 3 occasions he was 3rd and 4 times he has been runner up.  This year he was 4th

 

For sheer consistency and tenacity, the organisers felt he was a worthy winner of the Special Endeavour prize for 2019.

 

 

 

 


 

Highland Cross 2019

Highland Cross 2019 took place on 22 June 2019.  734 competitors started the event with 729 completing the course and 5 retirements. Click here for full results.

 

Photography

Photography from Highland Cross 2019 is available here:


 

Alister Norrie

 

A lovely tribute in the Inverness Courier to Alister Norrie.

 

A long standing supporter of Highland Cross with 20 Crossings under his belt. A gentleman in every regard.

 

Read the full article here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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 2020 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 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.