Run the Blades is a totally unique event being held exclusively within the UK’s largest windfarm, Whitelee Windfarm (and it’s only 20 minutes from Glasgow)! With three distances (10K, half marathon and 50K ultramarathon) Run the Blades makes trail running accessible for runners of all fitness and experience levels.
All three distances offer a challenging course across mixed moorland and forests past wind turbines that tower 140 metres above the trail. Fully supported by Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service you’ll maybe chance upon one of the hundreds of species of birds, adders or deer that live within the boundaries of the wind farm. On a clear day you’ll be able to see Glasgow and in the distance even the coast of Northern Ireland.
Run the Blades
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd July 2017
Whitelee Windfarm (20 minutes SW of central Glasgow)
Registration for the race will take place in the Event village located at Turbine 53 (which will be fully signed).
The 10K starts at 1930 hours on Friday evening with the 50K starting at 0900 hours and the half at 1000 hours on Saturday.
Designated parking is available for the 10K and off-site parking and a free shuttle bus is available for the half and 50K.
Mobile phone (to call the Race Director) in case of emergency, foil blanket. Also a waterproof skin, a smile.
The 50K ultramarathon has three checkpoints at 12.5K, 25K & 37.5K. Dropbags can be left at these checkpoints.
The confirmed routes will be out at least three months before race day.
Everyone loves a goody bag and we’re no different. Medal, t-shirt & a selection of other nice stuff.
Volunteer For Us
Volunteer on one of the days and we’ll give you a free entry to a race on the other day, a crew garment and a packed lunch. Limited places available.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07753 620528 to find out more