The 40th SAGE Blaydon Race 2020
The race this year will be run on Tuesday, 9th June
expected start at 7:15 pm
The SAGE Blaydon Race is now in its 40th year and has become the largest and best Club Race in the North East. We are delighted to announce that SAGE will again be the main sponsor of the event. In 2020 we are asking runners to meet on Grey Street and they will then be walked around to the start at the bottom of Westgate Road. The overall distance this year is approximately 6 miles from Newcastle City Centre, along Scotswood Road past Armstrong’s factory (Reece Group) over the Scotswood Bridge, along Chainbridge Road, through Cowen Industrial Estate and around to the finish on Churchill Playing Fields. There’ll be music and dance at the start, along the course and also 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 the whole distance.
Entry for the 2020 race will be £27 with a £2 discount available to British Athletics/UKA members - only one entry per order.
Your British Athletics/Welsh Athletics/UKA membership number must be entered and will be checked during the registration process - if valid the appropriate discount will be applied. Scottish Athletics members can get the discount by entering their membership number into the appropriate box on the same page.
An administration fee of 6% will be applied to each order by our online entry system partner, Results Base.
All finishers will receive a t-shirt, local beer, crisps, sandwich and a soft drink. Runners will also receive a commemorative kit bag. 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).
Because of the massive interest in this event, online entry will be controlled through the Results Base queue system. Please ensure that you read up about this in advance of entries opening. The pre-queue will open approximately 15 minutes before the tickets go on sale at 7pm. Your queue position will be assigned randomly at 7pm, anyone joining the queue after 7pm will pick up the next available place.
Remember, it's ONE entry per order.
MONDAY February 10th: Monday night is only for club runners who are UKA members - both criteria must be met for entry. SOLD OUT
TUESDAY February 11th: Tuesday night is open entry but UKA (and the Welsh and Scottish equivalent) members will still be able to register and obtain their discount.
Race numbers will be posted out to the address that is stored in your 'Ticket' for the event so please ensure that your address details as shown on the entry screen are correct when you enter - see the FAQ pages for more details and remember to update both your profile and any Ticket from a previous entry to Blaydon. Do this before you enter to make things easier!
Race Charity 2020
We are pleased to say that the official race charity for 2020 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
|Starts at 19:15|
Price per participant
|Price||£27.00 + fee|