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 a record of 4,000 people took part with more than 600 other hopefuls usually rejected. Last year almost 4400 people entered and this year we will are hoping to slightly increase this number again.

Latest Race News

20 June

Prize Winners & Team Results 2016


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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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30 March

Race Pack Collection 2015

Race Pack Collection Info:   2015 race packs will be…

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Race entry opens 3rd February for runners affiliated to England Athletics and 4th February for all runners (see race entry tab for full details).


We are proud to have the support of the following as sponsors:


Our new 2015 title sponsor for the Blaydon Race

Gateshead Council

Provide general assistance including the Finish gantry, road closures and safety advice via the event Safety Advisory Group

Newcastle City Council

Provide general assistance especially with road closures and also host the Event Safety Advisory Group's meetings

Mott MacDonald

Provide strong practical and financial support to the Kiddars Fun Run.

Royal Haskoning

Give valuable practical assistance in setting up and operating the Water Station.

Corex Fitness

Sports brand sponsor of the Blaydon Race t-shirts

Get Carter Productions

Results Base

Electronic chip timing & online entries handled by Results Base


Creation of the new look Blaydon Race website