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.


Entry to the Highland Cross is by invitation only for 250 teams of 3 (750 persons) of all athletic abilities; walkers, joggers, runners and cyclists.


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Highland Cross 2015 - Saturday 20 June 2015


The next programme of The Adventure Show, scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday 11 November on BBC2 Scotland, will include film of Highland Cross 2014.  Competitors may recall that The Adventure Show previously filmed the event in 2008. 

As well as being on BBC2 Scotland and iPlayer for probably 30 days thereafter, we believe that it can be seen south of the border on Sky and Freesat.


Highland Cross 2015

The list to receive application forms for Highland Cross 2015 is now CLOSED.


From the replies received from 2014 competitors, unsuccessful applications from previous years and new applications, we are hugely oversubscribed.  We already have over 340 requests for the 250 teams available and we find that most application forms are completed and returned to us.


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 2016, they mark 1 September 2015 in their diary as the date to register for an application form.


Highland Cross 2014

Highland Cross 2014 took place on Saturday 21 June 2014.  See the full results here and see a BBC TV news item of the event here.


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Second placed Gordon Lennox (left) with Highland Cross 2014 winner Joe Symonds (right)



The selected charities for Highland Cross 2014 were:

  • Beauly and District Care Project

  • Cheshire House Inverness

  • Shopmobility Highland 

  • Blythswood Care

  • Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

  • Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers

Individual competitor photographs taken out on the course by Robin McConnell are now available to buy via www.21cphotos.com/buy.php.


Photographer David Stewart has also provided images of competitors at the Athnamulloch Bridge.  These can be found at www.picasaweb.google.com/sea.kayaking.scotland/EventHighlandCross2014.  Competitors are requested to make a small donation to Highland Cross if they wish to use any of the high resolution pictures. 


Cantraybridge College

Cantraybridge College have been a beneficiary from Highland Cross when in 2013 they received a 4x4 minibus and trailer.  In 2014 they provided the Cross with volunteers and a vehicle to support water station crews at Forest Boundary on the "Yellow Brick Road".  They are an organisation that fully embraces being part of the community of Highland Cross and in helping to raise funds for others through their support.  For details of their events visit www.cantraypark.co.uk/festivals.


Highland Cross have signed up with JustGiving to enable competitors to set up their own sponsorship page.  To make a donation or to create your own page to raise money visit www.justgiving.com/highlandcross.