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.
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.
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.
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.