Gala Presentation round Sunday 10th March 2019.

Scottish Athlete Adam Craig will present the trophies following the Gala race. Adam Craig marked his return from the USA by winning the Great Scottish 10k in Glasgow. Registration and chip/tag collection will be in Gala Academy, which is a short walk from the start. 




Chirnside Chasers are proud to welcome everyone to the penultimate round 7 of the Borders XC series Sunday 17th February 2019 at Chirnside.

  • Junior race starts 11:30am
  • Senior Race starts 12:00 noon.

We have set up a fast course that we hope you enjoy. The junior route is in blue with the senior route carrying onto the red route before re-joining back and completing the blue junior route.

With many people currently doing the series parking could be an issue unless everyone is sensible. Please respect the residents in the village and don’t park over drive ways or block the road etc.

The community centre (with Toilet Facilities) it’s over the road from the football pitch and just a couple of minute walk to the start/finish will be open for junior tag collection.  Refreshments will also be available in the community centre before and after the race. We ask you to remove any dirty footwear before entering.

Please note the final leg at Galashiels on the 10th March 2019 will be a presentation round only. It will count as one of your four but will not count as part of the overall series.

Scottish Athlete Adam Craig will present the trophies following the Gala race.  Adam Craig marked his return from the USA by winning the Great Scottish 10k in Glasgow.

Borders XC dates

The Junior race will start at 1130am and the Senior race will start at 12:00 noon, The times are the same for every round.

  • 4th November 2018: Lauderdale Limpers Lauder (Sports pavilion Lauder)

  • 18th November 18: Dunbar Running Club white sands Dunbar.

  • 2nd December 18: Moorfoot Runners Hay Lodge Park Peebles

  • 16th December 18: Tweed Striders Spittal Beach Berwick.

  • 13th January 19: Norham Running Club @ Paxton House

  • 3rd February 19: Teviotdale Harriers Hawick.

  • 17th February 19: Chirnside Chasers Chirnside.

  • 10th March 19: Gala Harriers Galashiels (presentation round)am 

Chip Timing:

. The Borders XC host club organisers are delighted to announce that the 2018/19 series will be chip timed. Seniors, please ensure the chip/tag are secure and fixed to your laces.
Seniors will collect a personal timing chip at registration. This tag is to be fixed to the runner’s shoe and secured with the laces. The tag is kept for the series and returned to KitST after the last race. Any non-returned tags will be charged for at £20“.

‘Juniors will use ankle tags to be collected and returned at each race.

There will be an additional race in Hawick hosted by Teviotdale Harriers on the 3rd of February 2019. Please note the first seven races will determine the winners of the series ” best of four from first seven rounds” The eighth race will be a presentation round only. However, the eighth race will be included as part of the four races necessary for a Borders XC Series medal. “Anyone completing four round or more will receive a medal”

About Us

Something For Everyone!

The series was started over twenty-five years ago in order to give all runners, regardless of ability and/or age, the opportunity to take part in organised – hence safe – cross-country running.  The premise behind the series is that all runners are able to experience the joy, excitement, and benefits of running cross-country in a friendly, supportive and sociable environment whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery to be found in the Borders, East Lothian, and North Northumberland.  The competitive element has always been – and still remains – secondary to this.


Highlights from Lauder Start 2017

Borders Cross Country

Real Cross Country in the heart of the Scottish Borders



Organisers would not recommend  spikes


Registration and number collection will be in the Lauder sports pavilion next to the Health Center from 10:30am.

Training Plans

To find out more about a regular training plan please contact your local club.

Official Race App

The final round will be a presentation race and will be followed by presentation Trophies for both the junior and senior series.