Race entries for 2013 opened on 4th February and with be closed at our limit of 4000 entries.
The Course will be the same as last year, with the Finish on the playing fields at Shibdon Road. The Derwenthaugh Marina section will be reduced in distance so that the total race distance will still be around 5.7 miles.
This year we’ve chosen Heel and Toe Children’s Charity as our official race charity.
They are a local children’s charity who offer free conductive education therapy to children with cerebral palsy, dyspraxia and other motor disorders across the North East. They are the only charity in the region to provide this free and are not part of a larger national charity or one that receives any government funding.
Currently 85 children attend each week and the small dedicated team need to raise £360,000 per year to continue offering this much needed service. They rely heavily on support from the local community, businesses and groups.
We are delighted to announce that every Finisher will receive a special bottle of proper beer, brewed by Wylam Brewery in Heddon-on-the-Wall, the home village of the Blaydon Race founder, Jim Dewar.
The race this year will involve new technology known as ‘chip timing’. This will enable runners to obtain an accurate time for their run within a few minutes of finishing. This will be provided by Race Timing Systems Limited.
To enable this to work, you need to follow the instructions for wearing the chip. Read the instructions here.