The Blaydon Race 2017 – provisional
This year entries will again be ONLINE ONLY via the link below (or by going directly to the Results Base website). Open to runners affiliated to UK Athletics only 7PM 15th Feb (general entry opens 7PM 16th Feb)
The race this year will be run on Friday, 9th June with an expected 7.15pm start.
In 2017 once again we will be finishing at the Shibdon Playing fields on Shibdon Road, a bit further on from the shopping centre. The overall distance is 5.6 miles from Balmbra’s in Newcastle City Centre, along Collingwood Street and Scotswood Road past Armstrong’s factory and over the Scotswood Bridge to finish in the playing fields on Shibdon Road. There will be Music and dance at the start, along the course and at the finish.
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.
All finishers will receive a commemorative certificate, tee-shirt, souvenir programme, local beer, crisps, sandwich and soft drink. Many will receive spot prizes. Results will be on the Results Base website (www.resultsbase.net) and also on this website. Runners have the option to receive an SMS text message with their race time immediately after crossing the finish line (if requested at the point of entry).
Race Charity 2017
We are pleased to say that the official race charity for 2017 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