How can I contact the
By e-mail on
firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephoning 07729 892 702.
How do I get a team entry to Highland Cross?
is full for 2020.
List opens on 1st September 2020 to new applicants for 2021. E-mail us
email@example.com early on the morning of 1st September
to request to be put on the team application list for 2021.
The list usually closes very shortly thereafter due to being
oversubscribed (in recent years the list has been closed by 11am).
Being on the list does not guarantee a team place in Highland Cross
– it merely guarantees that the team contact will be offered an
entry and if successful in the ballot, will be invited to take part.
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 2020 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?
£50 per person (£150 per team).
When do entries open?
Following on from the Organisers' MailChimp newsletter on 14th
December to all registered team contacts, SiEntries sent an email link
on 8th January 2019 to the team contacts to allow them to apply for
a team for the 2019 event. Entries closed at 23.59 on 31st January
to access online link again after initial open, please allow one
hour before trying to access SiEntries link again.
When will I know if my team has been invited?
Ballot takes place between 1st and 14th February and team
contacts are being notified on or after 15th February if successful and
requested to make payment by 7th March of the entry fee of
£150 (3 x £50). Once payment is received, each participant
will be given their entry number along with a link to download the
Team Member Information Booklet and Sponsor Sheet around the middle
unsuccessful teams from the ballot will be informed on or
after 15 February and should note 1st September 2020 is the date for
requesting a team application for 2021 by emailing
early on that date.
How do I
pay for my team entry?
confirming your team has been invited to take part in Highland Cross
2020 will take you directly to the payment process by editing the
entry to a full one. However if not paying immediately, team contacts will find their
entry after logging in to SiEntries in My Entries/Memberships.
The invite will expire on 7th March if payment of the team entry
(£150) is not made by then, and your place will be offered to one of
the unsuccessful teams in the ballot.
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 contact - 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
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 £500 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 up until the Monday
before the event. All substitutions must be done by the
Team Entry Owner on SiEntries. The organisers reserve
the right to refuse any substitute application.
substitutions will be accepted on the day of the event.
– the "Team Entry Owner" can process a
substitution within the team. They should log into SiEntries,
click on "Edit Team" and then go the team member withdrawing from the event and
click on "Substitute" alongside their name to load on the
substitute's details. 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 (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.
There is no
substitute entry fee.
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 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.
- quick link for setting up fundraising page for 2019 event
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 is asked to get in touch
with the organisers should he/she disagree with this total.
Money Giving donations
- link to set up fundraising page for 2019 event
Justgiving, all sponsor money donated
through Virgin Money Giving is paid directly into the Highland Cross
bank account. Competitors who raise their money through this
method do not need to send anything further to the organisers
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:
name: Highland Cross
quote your surname and competitor number in the payment
reference e.g. SMITH 123
Team Member Information Booklet is available to download
Sheet is available to download
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.
Centre, 33 Harbour Road, Inverness, IV1 1UG (tel: 01463 716060)
produce the t-shirts etc each year prior to the event. An
order form is available here.
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.