Run the Blades - Breaking Strain Events

Back July 17, 2021 October 31, 2020 Cancelled July 17, 2020 Postponed July 19, 2019 July 20, 2018
July 17, 2021 - July 18, 2021 # 7
The event starts at 19:30.

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.


Official website

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


Breaking Strain Events Ltd, 55 Timber Bush, Edinburgh, EH6 6QH



July 17, 2021 (Saturday) - 19:30
10 kilometers
Rolling Rural Trail

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.

50K Ultramarathon

July 18, 2021 (Sunday) - 09:00
50 kilometers
Rolling Rural Trail

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.

Half Marathon

July 18, 2021 (Sunday) - 10:00
21.097 kilometers
Rolling Rural Trail

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.

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