Run the Blades

Run the Blades returns to Whitelee Windfarm for 2018 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.

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.

10K: Friday 20th July 2018 – 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 21st July 2018 – 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 21st July 2018 – 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.

Other Events at Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

23rd October 2018
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Whitelee Monster Mash

Whitelee Monster Mash

26th October 2018
Calling all monsters! Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers this Halloween for gruesome games, terrible tales, and prepare to be scared with a walk on the dark side!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

27th October 2018
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting.
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

27th October 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

28th October 2018
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting.
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

28th October 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

30th October 2018
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Firework Free

Firework Free

3rd November 2018 - 5th November 2018
Join the Whitelee Rangers at their firework free zone this bonfire weekend and walk your dog in peace!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

3rd November 2018
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting.
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

3rd November 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

4th November 2018
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting.
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

4th November 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

6th November 2018
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

8th November 2018
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!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

10th November 2018
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting.
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

10th November 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

11th November 2018
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting.
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

11th November 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

13th November 2018
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

17th November 2018
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting.
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

17th November 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

18th November 2018
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting.
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

18th November 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

20th November 2018
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

24th November 2018
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting.
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

24th November 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

24th November 2018
Whitelee Windfarm have got the festive season all wrapped up with a selection of events including a Santa's Grotto and their Winter Wonderland!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

25th November 2018
Cycle Station's popular bike hire is back at Whitelee Windfarm every Saturday and Sunday throughout the season, weather permitting.
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

25th November 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

25th November 2018
Whitelee Windfarm have got the festive season all wrapped up with a selection of events including a Santa's Grotto and their Winter Wonderland!
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

27th November 2018
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

1st December 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

1st December 2018
Whitelee Windfarm have got the festive season all wrapped up with a selection of events including a Santa's Grotto and their Winter Wonderland!
Crimbo Crafternoon

Crimbo Crafternoon

2nd December 2018
Deck your halls with your very own festive creations this winter thanks to the Whitelee Countryside Rangers!
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

2nd December 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

2nd December 2018
Whitelee Windfarm have got the festive season all wrapped up with a selection of events including a Santa's Grotto and their Winter Wonderland!
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

8th December 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

8th December 2018
Whitelee Windfarm have got the festive season all wrapped up with a selection of events including a Santa's Grotto and their Winter Wonderland!
Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

Family Weekend Activities at Whitelee Windfarm

9th December 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

Christmas at Whitelee Windfarm

9th December 2018
Whitelee Windfarm have got the festive season all wrapped up with a selection of events including a Santa's Grotto and their Winter Wonderland!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

13th December 2018
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

10th January 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

14th February 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

14th March 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

11th April 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

9th May 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

13th June 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

11th July 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

8th August 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

12th September 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

10th October 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

14th November 2019
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!
Muddy Monsters

Muddy Monsters

12th December 2019
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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