Run the Blades

Run the Blades returns to Whitelee Windfarm for 2021 in July with three events... a 10K, Half Marathon and the 50K Ultra!

Run the Blades

About Run the Blades

16th Jul 2021 to 18th Jul 2021
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Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre
Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre Moor Road, Eaglesham G760QQ
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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. It’s also growing in popularity. 2018’s event saw backing by both ScottishPower Renewables and EventScotland and an international field with records being broken in five of the six race categories (male and female 10K, half marathon and 50K ultra).

So, what to expect? Turbines towering 140 metres above your head, robust route signage, friendly marshals and support, the best race medal, a quality tech t-shirt and amazing goody bag (we put the ‘good’ in goody bag), a vibrant Event Village with a DJ, face painters for the kids (and big kids too) and an expanded selection of food vans. Three challenging routes and a bit of a hill to test yourself near the end.

Half Marathon: Saturday 17th July
So you’ve bagged a few 10Ks but don’t fancy the big dunter just yet? Then the half marathon is the race for you. The perfect distance to raise money for your favourite charity.

50K Ultra: Saturday 17th July
Bridging the gap between marathon and the longer ultras? The original Run the Blades length offers competitors the opportunity to step up from road marathon to ultra trail running.

10K: Sunday 18th July
A perfect introduction to trail running around a relatively easy but rolling route. You’ll be hard pushed to find a 10K near Glasgow with scenery as good as this.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Run the Blades are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

Other Events at Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

Muddy Monster Club - CANCELLED

Muddy Monster Club - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 9th July 2020 - 10th December 2020

Muddy Monsters a nature club for 2-5 year olds ran by the Whitelee Countryside Rangers and held on the second Thursday of every month!
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Walk the Seasons - CANCELLED

Walk the Seasons - CANCELLED

Selected dates between 11th September 2020 - 29th November 2020

Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for some fresh air, exercise and a natter on one of their 'Walk the Seasons' walks!
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Bonkers about Conkers - CANCELLED

Bonkers about Conkers - CANCELLED

12th October 2020

Prepare your own conker and put it to the test at the first ever Whitelee Conker Contest on Monday 12th October!
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Makaton Map Masters - CANCELLED

Makaton Map Masters - CANCELLED

16th October 2020

Learn how to read a basic map and explore the windfarm with your team on this Makaton orienteering course with the Whitelee Rangers!
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Halloween: The Burning Man - CANCELLED

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23rd October 2020

Spooks, ghouls and ghosties pay an early visit to the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for this fun Halloween event!
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Nae Fireworks Nights

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Join the Whitelee Rangers at their firework free zone between the 3rd and 5th November and walk your dog in peace!
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Wonderful Wreaths - CANCELLED

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5th December 2020

Deck your halls with your very own festive creations this winter thanks to the Whitelee Countryside Rangers!
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