The Blaydon Race 2018

The Blaydon Race 2018

Information and registration

9 June 2018

The Blaydon Race 2018

The race this year will be run on Saturday, 9th June
expected start at 15.00 pm

The event is now SOLD OUT

The Event

In 2018 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.

Entry Fee

Entry for the 2018 race will be £25 with a £2 discount available to British Athletics/UKAA members - one entry per order.

Your British Athletics/UKA membership will be checked during the registration process and if valid the appropriate discount will be applied.

An administration fee of 6% will be applied to each order by our online entry system partner, Results Base.

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 ( 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 posted out to the address in your 'Athlete record' so please ensure that your address details are correct when you enter - see the FAQ pages for more details and remember to update both the profile and your athlete records.

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

 Event information
09 June 2018
Balmbras, 5 Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EE
Great Britain
See map below
Registration is closed

Blaydon Harriers

In case of questions about the event please contact Blaydon Harriers:

The Blaydon Race 2018

  • Balmbras, 5 Cloth Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EE
  • Newcastle
  • Great Britain

Event Charity

Any questions?