Run the Blades is a totally unique event held exclusively within the UK’s largest onshore wind farm, Whitelee Wind Farm. The site offers a real feel for the great outdoors, but is a convenient 20 minute drive from the bustling centre of Glasgow. Incorporating three distances – a 10K, half marathon and 50K ultramarathon – the event makes trail running accessible to runners of all fitness and experience levels.
All three of the challenging routes cross through mixed moorland and trees, passing wind turbines that tower 140 metres above the trail. Picture a futuristic forestry land… it sure is a mesmerising distraction from those burning muscles! What’s more, you could be lucky enough to spot one of the hundreds of bird species, adders or deer that live within the site boundaries. On a clear day you’ll be able to see Glasgow and even the coast of Northern Ireland in the distance. We encourage family and friends to come along for a fun filled weekend, there will be lots of excitement and tasty goods on offer at the vibrant event village. Run the Blades is fully supported by Whitelee Countryside Ranger Service and we value the support of the local Eaglesham community.
Run the Blades Events
Run the Blades
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st July 2018.
Whitelee Wind Farm (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 will take place on Friday evening; the half marathon and 50K ultra will start on Saturday morning. Exact times TBC.
Designated parking is available for the 10K. Off-site parking and a free shuttle bus are 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 checkpoints at 12.5K, 25K & 37.5K. Dropbags can be left at all three.
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 for us on one of the days and we’ll give you a free entry to a race on the other day! You’ll also get a crew garment and a packed lunch. Limited places available.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07753 620528 to find out more