Team Member Information Booklet
to download the 2023 booklet.
- the link for setting up a fundraising page for the 2023 event
Sheet - click
here to download a sponsor sheet.
Centre, 33 Harbour Road, Inverness, IV1 1UG (Tel: 01463 716060)
produce the t-shirts/sweatshirts etc each year prior to the event.
This link will
take you to their website page displaying the full range and order
process - https://signcentreinverness.co.uk/highland-cross/
and event information are available in the News Bulletin tab above.
How can I contact the
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 07729 892 702.
How do I get a team entry to Highland Cross?
We are now oversubscribed for the 2024 event.
If you are interested in taking part in the 2025 event, please
email@example.com early on Monday 2nd September 2024 to
register a request for a team application link when they are issued in
early January 2025.
the provisional dates for Highland Cross for future years?
Cross is held on the Saturday which falls between 17th and 23rd June
each year. The dates for 2024 onwards are as follows:
What is the minimum age for entrants?
You must be
18 or over on the day of the event. (No maximum age
How much is it to enter?
£60 per person (£180 per team).
When do entries open?
All registered team contacts will receive a link to apply for a team
via email from SiEntries in the first week of January each year.
When will I know if my team has been invited?
The deadline for completed applications is 31 January each year.
If oversubscribed, a ballot will take place in early February to
determine team places and all team contacts will be notified in mid February if successful or not.
How do I
pay for my team entry?
The £180 team entry donation only becomes payable
when your team entry is confirmed. All completed applications
are placed on a pre-selection list until after any potential ballot
is carried out in early February. Once your team application
is confirmed by SiEntries in early February, then the team contact
will be prompted to make the payment.
Can team be a mix of runners and walkers?
Yes, it can be any combination of runners/walkers.
Can you change from runner to walker and vice versa?
Yes through your team entry owner - he/she can update electronically any
changes. Please intimate changes as early as possible to
ensure organisers have the correct numbers of buses at each timing
and location. Any changes can be made on SiEntries up
until Monday before the event and then thereafter by email to
Does a team of runners/walkers have to stick together on the route?
No, each member can go at their own pace and team position is based
on the aggregate finishing positions.
You are only entering as a team in respect of team prizes and the
obligation to raise the minimum team sponsorship.
What happens if a team member pulls out before the race and no
replacement can be found? Can the team still enter?
Yes, but teams should always consist of 3 members to qualify for
prizes. No team will be disqualified for having 2 or even 1 member
taking part at the last minute due to injuries etc.
Substitutes will be accepted through SiEntries up until the Monday
before the event. All substitutions must be done by the
Team Entry Owner (the person who initially applied for the team) on SiEntries. The organisers reserve
the right to refuse any substitute application.
substitutions will be accepted on the day of the event.
How to process a substitute on SiEntries
The team entry owner can process a substitution within the team from
15th March 2024 until 5pm on Monday 17th June 2024. The quickest
way to do this is for the team entry owner to ask the substitute to
register with SiEntries whereupon they will be given an ID number.
(It may be that the substitute is already registered with SiEntries
through taking part in other events they manage). The entry owner
should log into SiEntries, go to My Entries/Memberships and select
Highland Cross 2024, click on "Edit Team" and then go the team
member withdrawing from the event and click on "Substitute" beneath
the withdrawing team member's name where they will be asked for the
substitute's ID number and surname which will upload their personal
details. Thereafter add their event preferences i.e. walk or run;
bike and transport choices. You must click "SAVE" at the
bottom of the page to confirm any changes made to your team. Even
if the Entry Owner is being substituted out of the event, they are
the only person who can make changes to the team's details and
preferences, other than Elizabeth Christie at the admin office.
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
If a team
cannot find a substitute themselves, they can contact the organisers
as they sometimes have names of people who would compete and who
they could put in touch with the team.
What time do runners and walkers leave from Kintail?
joggers all leave at the main start at 11.00am from Kintail.
Walkers leave 2 hours earlier at 9.00am.
If I take a bag to the start of the event, can it be taken back
to the finish in Beauly for me?
Yes, there is a “Bag Van” at the start and at the changeover points
of the event so that competitors may leave their belongings to be
transported back to Beauly for them. All bags should have a
competitor number tag attached to identify them.
How much sponsor money do I need to raise?
Each team pledges to raise a minimum of £500,
excluding gift aid, for nominated
charities. Highland Cross is itself a charity and annually nominates
principal beneficiary charities so all fundraising from the event is
paid first to Highland Cross who then distribute it to the charities
for their selected projects. (See Charities section of website
for current year’s nominated charities).
participants raise funds for their own chosen charities as opposed
to the Highland Cross nominated charities?
Highland Cross does not permit participants to use the event to
raise funds for causes other than those nominated by the Organisers
nor does it allow participants to select which of the basket of
charities that their fundraising will support.
The event is created and delivered by a totally voluntary group and
much of the staffing comes from charities who have benefitted in the
past or who are nominated to benefit from the current event. Even
beneficiaries of "Small Grants" are asked to make their efforts
available to deliver the event. It is only through this community of
interest structure that the event can be delivered as cost
effectively as it is. It would therefore be totally unfair if a
charity that did not contribute to the creation and delivery of the
event was to benefit from it.
- the link for setting up a fundraising page for the 2023 event is:
All sponsor money donated
through Justgiving is paid directly into the Highland Cross bank
account and we have access to a complete breakdown of the amounts
received by this method in order to ensure that all amounts are
credited to team totals. Competitors who raise their money
through Justgiving do not need to send anything further to the
organisers - the team contact will be notified in early September of
the total amount raised by his/her team and asked to get in touch
with the organisers should he/she disagree with this total.
Where do I send
Sponsor money should be banked
(details below) or send cheque(s) to Highland Cross,
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:
quote your surname and competitor number in the payment
reference e.g. SMITH 123
I send my completed sponsor sheets?
to Highland Cross Organisers, Redwood, 19 Culduthel Road, Inverness,
IV2 4AA. Please write your name and competitor number on the
top of each sheet.
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.