The Blaydon Race is a 5.7 mile athletics race from Newcastle upon Tyne to Blaydon, in England, that is steeped in local tradition. It takes place on June 9th every year starting on Collingwood Street in Newcastle, heading west along Scotswood Road and finishing in Blaydon. The actual race was the inspiration for Dr James Dewar of Blaydon Harriers, who organised the first 24 races starting in 1981. In the early years, the race attracted around 250 entries, but by 2004 a record of 4,000 people took part with more than 600 other hopefuls usually rejected. Last year almost 4200 people entered and this year we will are hoping to slightly increase this number again.
Latest Race News
For 2015 entries will again be ONLINE ONLY.
This year entries will again be ONLINE ONLY. Race entry…read more
2014 Team Results
The 2014 team results (updated 20th June 2014) are now…read more
2014 Race Results
Congratulations to everyone who turned out for the 2014 Blaydon…read more
Important Race Announcement
We have an important announcement to make to All Runners…read more
2014 Race Entries
This year entries will be ONLINE ONLY. Race entry fee…read more
2013 Race Entries
Race entry Race entries for 2013 opened on 4th February and with…read more