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?
List opens on 1st September 2017 to new applicants for 2018. E-mail us
email@example.com early on 1st September 2017 with the name and address
details of the principal team contact – the list usually closes very shortly thereafter due to
being oversubscribed (in recent years the list has been closed by
12noon). Being on the list does not guarantee a place
in Highland Cross – it merely guarantees that an application form
will be sent out by post to you.
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 2018 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?
£45 per person (£135 per team). If unsuccessful in the ballot,
the entry fees will be returned to the team contact.
When are team application forms sent out?
By post at end of January, to be returned by 28th February.
When will I know if my team has been selected?
Ballot takes place in early March so the team contact should hear by 10th March.
When will each team member receive their event information pack?
April – this gives details of the event and principal benefiting
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.
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, but let organisers know beforehand if possible for the purpose
of allocating bus transport to start of event.
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 are accepted up until the Monday before the event,
as long as the organisers have a fully completed, signed substitute
form in their hands by that date. A substitute is not
accepted until he/she receives a booklet made out in his/her
name. The organisers reserve
the right to refuse any substitute application.
substitutions will be accepted on the day of the event.
a team cannot find a substitute themselves, they should contact the
organisers as they often have names of people who would like to
compete. The substitute fee is £40. The substitute form is printed at
the back of the competitor’s booklet. A substitute is not accepted
until he/she receives his/her own documentation from the organisers.
If a substitute come in and pays his/her fee, are the original entry
year we have a number of substitutes which can be accepted up until
the Monday before the event. At Highland Cross we try to minimise
all administration costs and we budget for entry fees coming in from
the full number of teams originally invited and a certain number of
substitutes coming in each year.
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).
Where do I send
Sponsor money should be banked with pay-in slip provided with the
Information booklet or send cheque/cheques to Highland Cross,
Redwood, 19 Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4AA, with competitor
number on reverse of cheque (along with sponsor form, if applicable, to enable gift
aid to be claimed).
If you wish
to pay by online banking, the sponsorship account details are:
quote your competitor number and surname in the payment
reference e.g. 0123 SMITH
I send my completed sponsor forms?
to Highland Cross Organisers, Redwood, 19 Culduthel Road, Inverness,
IV2 4AA. Please write your name and competitor number on the
top of each form.
- quick link for setting up fundraising page
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
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
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.
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.
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 included in each competitor’s information booklet