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The Blaydon Race is a 5.6 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 around 4000 were taking part. Last year a record 4600 people entered the race with many hopefuls missing out on entry night.


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11 January

2017 Race Entry

This year entries will again be ONLINE ONLY via the…

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20 June

Prize Winners & Team Results 2016

First Lad Open Race: THE NEWCASTLE BROWN ALE CUP Peter…

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04 February

  Entry for 2016 is now sold out.  The reserve…

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03 February

Entry link for 2016

This year entries will again be ONLINE ONLY via the following…

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12 January

Entry for 2016

This year entries will again be ONLINE ONLY via https://resultsbase.net/home.aspx…

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16 June

2015 Team Prizes

Blaydon Team Prizes 2015   Lads Team Prizes 1st Team…

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Race entry opens 15th February for runners affiliated to England Athletics and 16th February for all runners (see race entry tab for full details).