Run the Blades

Run the Blades returns to Whitelee Windfarm for 2019 in July with three events... a 10K, Half Marathon and the 50K Ultra!

Run the Blades

About Run the Blades

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.

10K: Friday 19th July 2019 – 19:30 HRS
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. Limited spaces.

Half Marathon: Saturday 20th July 2019 – 10:00 HRS
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 20th July 2019 – 09:00 HRS
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.

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

Bug Hunters (Makaton Style) - POSTPONED

Bug Hunters (Makaton Style) - POSTPONED

25th May 2020
Come find out about some of Whitelee's real characters of the bug world with some minibeast hunting with the Whitelee Countryside Rangers!
Muddy Monster Club

Muddy Monster Club

11th June 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!
Walk the Seasons

Walk the Seasons

20th June 2020
Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for some fresh air, exercise and a natter on one of their 'Walk the Seasons' walks!
Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

1st July 2020
The Whitelee Countryside Rangers' Boggy Beasties summer holiday club will return for 2020 and booking are now being taken!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

7th July 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

8th July 2020
The Whitelee Countryside Rangers' Boggy Beasties summer holiday club will return for 2020 and booking are now being taken!
Muddy Monster Club

Muddy Monster Club

9th July 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!
Canine Capers

Canine Capers

12th July 2020
Canine Capers is a fun annual event especially for dogs and their owners organised by the Whitelee Countryside Rangers!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

14th July 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

15th July 2020
The Whitelee Countryside Rangers' Boggy Beasties summer holiday club will return for 2020 and booking are now being taken!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

21st July 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

22nd July 2020
The Whitelee Countryside Rangers' Boggy Beasties summer holiday club will return for 2020 and booking are now being taken!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

28th July 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

29th July 2020
The Whitelee Countryside Rangers' Boggy Beasties summer holiday club will return for 2020 and booking are now being taken!
3 Reservoirs and Dogs!

3 Reservoirs and Dogs!

31st July 2020
Grab your shades, don your (rain) suit and bring the dog for a hearty hike to the 3 reservoirs at Whitelee Windfarm!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

4th August 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

Whitelee Boggy Beasties Club

5th August 2020
The Whitelee Countryside Rangers' Boggy Beasties summer holiday club will return for 2020 and booking are now being taken!
Crafty Rocks

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9th August 2020
Get crafty by painting your own rocks and story cookies with Makaton symbols or drawings that you can hide around Whitelee!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

11th August 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Muddy Monster Club

Muddy Monster Club

13th August 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!
Crafty Campfire Stories

Crafty Campfire Stories

14th August 2020
Help the Whitelee Countryside Rangers build a cosy campfire and then gather round for some stories and marshmallow toasting!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

18th August 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

25th August 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Find it, Fry it or Fire it

Find it, Fry it or Fire it

29th August 2020
The Whitelee Countryside Rangers' Find it, Fry it or Fire it event is perfect for all the family, children will learn how to light the campfire while adults will learn about food foraging!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

1st September 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

8th September 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Muddy Monster Club

Muddy Monster Club

10th September 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!
Walk the Seasons

Walk the Seasons

11th September 2020
Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for some fresh air, exercise and a natter on one of their 'Walk the Seasons' walks!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

15th September 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whittling Whitelee

Whittling Whitelee

20th September 2020
Calling all want-to-be whittlers, learn how to craft your own spoon from green wood using traditional tools and skills with the Whitelee Countryside Rangers!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

22nd September 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

29th September 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

6th October 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Muddy Monster Club

Muddy Monster Club

8th October 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!
Bonkers about Conkers

Bonkers about Conkers

12th October 2020
Prepare your own conker and put it to the test at the first ever Whitelee Conker Contest on Monday 12th October!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

13th October 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Makaton Map Masters

Makaton Map Masters

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!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

20th October 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Halloween: The Burning Man

Halloween: The Burning Man

23rd October 2020
Spooks, ghouls and ghosties pay an early visit to the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for this fun Halloween event!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

27th October 2020
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Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

3rd November 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Nae Fireworks Nights

Nae Fireworks Nights

3rd November 2020 - 5th November 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers at their firework free zone between the 3rd and 5th November and walk your dog in peace!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

10th November 2020
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Muddy Monster Club

Muddy Monster Club

12th November 2020
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Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

17th November 2020
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Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

24th November 2020
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Walk the Seasons

Walk the Seasons

29th November 2020
Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers for some fresh air, exercise and a natter on one of their 'Walk the Seasons' walks!
Wonderful Wreaths

Wonderful Wreaths

5th December 2020
Deck your halls with your very own festive creations this winter thanks to the Whitelee Countryside Rangers!
Muddy Monster Club

Muddy Monster Club

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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