The Blaydon Race 2016
The race this year will be run on Thursday, 9th June
expected start at 7.15pm
Event is now closed for entry
In 2016 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’ll 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). 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 packs will be available for collection from Speedflex Newcastle, Fleming Business Centre, Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AE, dates TBC. Those not collected will be posted out. Please contact the race organisers if you have not received your race pack by 16/05/16.
Race Charity 2016
We are pleased to say that the official race charity for 2016 is Children North East. Please take the time to read about the charity. You will be given the option to donate during the entry process, every little helps.
Children North East have been making better lives for children since 1891. We exist to promote the rights of children and young people with a vision of all north east children and young people growing up healthy and happy.
Throughout 2014/15 we helped 11,544 children and young people and 861 families. The support we provide gives children, young people and families a hand up rather than a hand out.