General questions


What do I receive when I complete HIGHLANDER?

If you complete any distance of HIGHLANDER successfully, you will receive a unique experience to remember every time you look up in the sky, lifetime friends, a hard-earned HIGHLANDER Title, Pin, Patch, and Certificate.


What is the cutoff time?

This is a backpacking adventure, not a race. 

  • HIGHLANDER Hercules Lake District, UK finishes on July 7, 2024.
  • HIGHLANDER Pegasus Lake District, UK finishes on July 7, 2024.
  • HIGHLANDER Lyra Lake District, UK finishes on July 7, 2024.


Will HIGHLANDER take place in the event of bad/inclement weather?




How do I register?

To register for the event, complete the registration form on the event website and submit using the REGISTER NOW button. 

Payments are made online only using a debit or credit card. 

Capacity is limited, make sure you don't miss your slot and register now for the Adventure of a Lifetime!


How can I register as a team?

You can register as a team using Team registration 3+1:

  • 3+1 means that the team of 4 is registered - 3 registrations are purchased and 1 is complimentary.
  • Choose a member of your team that will make the purchase of the whole group. Congratulations, you are now a Team Captain. During the purchase, you are asked to name the team and make a password.
  • You share the name and the password with the other 3 people in your team, that register as Team Members.
  • Team Members register with a price of €0 but need Team's name and password in order to register.
  • The maximum in 3+1 is 4 people. There can be less, but not more. In case of fewer people, the group is not entitled to the price deduction.


Transfer / Withdrawal / Deferral process

Please find all relevant information here.


Can someone else register for me?

No, all participants must come to Registration in person during open hours for the Registration Check-in and to personally sign the event waiver.


Is there a minimum age to participate?

Minors at the event are permitted only age 13 - 18 and always with a parent/guardian. Minors up to 13 years old, unfortunately, cannot attend the event. To register a minor, please download the document attached below, fill in the document with the necessary information and save it as a PDF. Once you complete the registration and the payment for a parent/guardian and a minor, please, contact the organizer at to send the PDF file and get further instructions.

Consents for Minor to participate:


I have not received the confirmation e-mail – where can I find it?

The confirmation email is automatically sent after submitting the payment. Check your inbox and spam folders, and if confirmation is not found, please contact


How do I change my personal details (address, e-mail…)?

If this is your first time registering for an event on the platform, you will create an Active profile. Here you will have access to all registered events, and you can edit some of your personal details.

  • Log in to     
  • Scroll through the list of registered events 
  • Choose “Edit Registration Information” 
  • Make changes to custom questions etc.   
  • Save changes

If you need to change other information (such as an email address), please contact


What is the onsite registration procedure?

All participants must register in person at the event before the start to collect the Participant´s Kit and food. We do not send out the Participant´s Kit by mail. You will also receive an email with Registration Check-in information one week before the event. 


Will you be providing transportation to the Check-in and/or Start?


Since the Start of HIGHLANDER Hercules Lake District, UK is the same as the Finish, there is no need for additional transportation. However, For Pegasus and Lyra format, transportation is organized.

  • HIGHLANDER Pegasus Lake District, UK: a bus will take you from the finish line at Park Foot Holiday Park to the start position at the Stool End Farm. Please take into consideration that the transport takes approx. one hour.
  • HIGHLANDER Lyra Lake District, UK: a bus will take you from the Park Foot Holiday Part to the start position at the Low Bridge Farm End.
  • The transport schedule can be found here.


I will be staying in the UK after the event. Will HIGHLANDER provide transportation to my next destination after the event?

No. The Organiser will only provide transportation from the On-site registrations to the HIGHLANDER start position. Any other transportation arrangements are your responsibility. 



What food is provided?

All information regarding food provided by the organizer is sent to participants on the week of the event.


Can I bring my dog?

This is a dog-friendly event but dogs must be on a leash at all times. You need to carry the dog food with you.

You’re responsible for the waste removal and the behaviour of your dog.


What type of clothing should I pack?

Temperatures in the Lake District National Park in late June are expected to be between 10°C and 19°C although they can also be up to 26°C. However please note, that the higher the altitude, the lower the temperatures and the stronger the winds. Since weather is extremely varied, to be safe, we recommend you prepare for all types of weather as well as you can, and pack all the mandatory kit along with warm clothing.



I have never hiked, but I feel physically ready. Can I register?

Of course! HIGHLANDER is not for professional hikers and mountaineers only. It welcomes nature lovers hungry for activity and adventure. HIGHLANDER is very safe and not overly challenging. A minimum of backpacking experience is required. We suggest starting a training plan in the months before the event.


How can I best prepare for HIGHLANDER Lake District?

All participants should be physically prepared for tackling the route smoothly. We recommend 100-200 km of light hiking in the months leading to HIGHLANDER to prepare for the trail.

Above all, you must be able to carry a heavy backpack (practice with a 5-7 kg and increase gradually to 15-17 kg). Make sure you can walk in your hiking shoes and break them in prior to the event.


Is there cellular service on the course?

There is spotty coverage for most of the course. Signal will be unavailable when in valleys on the route but may be available when you get higher on the mountains.


How difficult is it to stay on the trail?

Most hiking trails in the Lake District National Park are well-marked, but some short sections of the route have some less-traveled paths where you need to stay more aware of your bearings and some self-navigation is needed. For that, we strongly suggest having an OS Landranger 90 or Harvey Lake District map. It is important to follow markers and official hiking trails. Always keep a map on hand and follow the signposts to stay on course and arrive safely at your destination.


Do I have to stop at each checkpoint?

You have to collect all checkpoint stamps. Checkpoints are open at specific times. Staff will stamp your HIGHLANDER ID. Outside staff working hours (or similar), you will stamp your own ID. 


Will you be designating sleeping areas?

Designated bivouacking sites are on the Checkpoints for each HIGHLANDER format or in close vicinity, and you are required to camp on these sites.


Can I sleep in mountain lodges or huts?

No. Sleeping is allowed only in tents and sleeping bags that are required HIGHLANDER gear for all participants. Mountain lodges and huts have limited space and could not accommodate all HIGHLANDER participants.

Sleeping in a tent is a special experience and one of the best parts of a true hiking adventure.


Are hiking poles a good idea?

A great idea!


What if I have gear trouble?

Checkpoint staff is trained for such cases. Feel free to consult them with any gear malfunction or similar issues. 


Can I share my gear with other participants?

Yes. Participants sharing equipment must inform the organizing staff at Registration Check-in -Event week. Gear that can be shared includes the required tents, compasses, and first aid kits. Participants sharing the required gear must cross the finish line within a time difference of no more than 30 minutes from the first to the last group member.


Who do I contact in case of any questions?

Please contact the organizer at

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