Entry for The 2018 Blaydon Race
This year entries will again be ONLINE ONLY (see link below) or by going directly to the Results Base website. Open to runners affiliated to UK Athletics only 7PM 12th Feb (limited allocation) general entry opens 7PM 13th Feb.
Please note the race start time has now been confirmed as 3PM on Saturday 9th June.
As in 2017 the entry fee will be £25.00. Members of running clubs affiliated to UK Athletics will benefit from a discount of £2.00 as per UKA rules (you will be asked to state your club name and UKA affiliation number during the entry process, the system will NOT let you progress without entering the affiliation number SPECIFIC to your name). You will not be able to progress entering a false number or the number of a fellow athlete. If you have recently joined a club and do not yet know your affiliation number please speak to your club secretary or the relevant person within your club.
A limited number of entries will be available from 7PM on 12th February for runners affiliated to England Athletics only (club runners only). Entries will remain open until the limit is reached. Entries will open at 7PM on 13th February to all runners and will be closed once the limit has been reached. We anticipate that online entries will be fully taken by the end of the general opening day.
The race has a limited number of entries, once this limit has been reached we cannot accept any more and the online system will close. The limit, set in consultation with police and the local authorities, applies to the number of entries, not the number of runners. We are not permitted to allocate extra places when people drop out before the race.
Entries for 2018 are also limited to one per person. There will be NO option to add an additional runner from your Results Base profile. If you would like to enter additional runners you must open a separate browser and separate profile and join both pages in the queue.
Runners will have the option to receive an SMS text message with their race time immediately after crossing the finish line (if this is requested at the point of entry). These services will be provided by Results Base.
Finally, we emphasise that the Blaydon Race is a serious road race run under UK Athletics rules and not a sponsored walk: we will not accept entries from people who intend to walk.
Race packs will be posted out. Please contact race organisers if you have not received your race pack by 6th May 2018. Your race number and detailed race instructions will be included in your pack. There are important changes to previous years instructions so please make sure you read them carefully.
Race Charity 2018
We are pleased to say that the official race charity for 2018 is Metro Radio Cash for Kids. Please take the time to read about the charity below. You will be given the option to donate during the entry process, every little helps.
Cash for Kids is a local charity, and it is our mission to support local children who are disabled, disadvantaged, sick, or suffering from abuse or neglect, from the ages of 0-18. All the funds for the charity are raised locally, and redistributed locally, to individuals, families and other charities dedicated to improving the lives of young people.
We are proud to operate an 80% contribution across the UK, with clear visibility on where the money goes and who it is helping. However, at Metro Radio Cash For Kids, our last audit showed that our contribution was much higher, with at least 90 pence in every pound donated going directly to the children we help and support.
This year, we hope to support lots more children in the region. Year on year, the need for support for children across the North East is growing. As such, the Cash For Kids targets are increasing. This year, it is our aim to raise over £2.5 million to help local children. Without the support of the public, local businesses, donations and grants from trusts, it would be impossible for us to meet this target and continue our life altering work. With the help and support of The Blaydon Race we can make a difference the lives of local children