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.

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Highland Cross 2019 - Saturday 22 June 2019


HIGHLAND CROSS 2019 – Saturday 22nd June

12 noon  -  3rd September 2018


From the replies received from 2018 competitors, unsuccessful applications from previous years and new applications, we are again oversubscribed.  We have this morning received a large number of e-mails requesting that their names be added to the list to receive an application form at the end of January and we already have well over 380 requests for the 265 teams available.  If everyone returns their completed forms, we will again be involved in balloting.

All applications received up to 12 noon today will be added to the list and are being acknowledged.

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 2020, they mark 2nd September 2019 in their diary as the date to register for an entry for 2020.

Highland Cross's Facebook Page 

Highland Cross has a Facebook page running at www.facebook.com/thehighlandcross/

It is full of news about the event, important dates for the 2019 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 2018

Highland Cross 2018 took place on Saturday 23 June.  The full list of individual results can be found here.



Photography from Highland Cross 2018 is available here:

Lost Property
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.


Highland Cross 2018 commemoratives
You may be looking at what to purchase to mark your contribution to Highland Cross 2018 either as a supporter or participant.  Long standing supporters of Highland Cross, The Sign Centre, are selling a range of commemorative items including sweat wicking tee shirts and heavy cotton hoodies.  Click here to see examples of the designs and the order form.


Highland Cross 2017


Yet another record year for Highland Cross fundraising!  10th record in the last 12 years!

The record figure raised in 2016 from Highland Cross participants was £277,189 but this has been surpassed by Highland Cross 2017 competitors raising a superb total of  £280,346!  This now means that Highland Cross has raised over £4.7million over the 35 years of the event.  On 23 November 2017 the 5 principal charities received presentations:

  • Abbeyfield Ballachulish Society received £42,930 to purchase a minibus

  • Caberfeidh Horizons received £22,794 to purchase a vehicle

  • Dundonnell Mountain Rescue received two new 4 x 4 vehicles

  • Merkinch Community Centre Association received a contribution of £58,000 towards their new minibus

  • Shopmobility Highland, Dingwall received £50,389 to purchase a minibus

In addition to the primary causes, the participants’ success will also allow some smaller grants totalling over £52,000 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 10



Amount Raised


Team Name


Competitor Names 

1   £11,430.00   Team Focus "A"   Wendy Davidson
            Ali Davidson
            Calum Munro
2   £8,655.00   Over the Hill   Steven Scott
            Angela Rae
            Gavin MacLean
3   £6,631.93   Lovat Lungbusters   Iain Shepherd
            Simon Lovat
            Jack Fraser
4   £2,731.07   Ambulance E   Alasdair McDougall
            Michael Walker
            Calum Reid
5   £2,570.00   The 3 Amigos   Justin Heggie
            Darren Simpson
            Kevin Lewis
6   £2,401.10   Cabrich Cobras   Ross MacLennan
            Iain MacLennan
            Mark MacLennan
7   £2,346.00   A Chick, A Hen & an Old Cockerel   Donnie Morrison
            Shena Morrison
            John Beaton
8   £2,212.50   Snail's Pace   Ian Cameron
            Carolyn Cameron
            Elizabeth Ward
9   £2,050.00   No Team Name   Andrew Philips
            Martin Patience
            Gordon Simpson
10   £2,025.00   Spooks (Chest, Heart & Stroke)   Maurice Gibson
          Cameron Gibson
            Hugh Thomson


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.