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

Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

18th August 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 August 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Minibeast Scrub-a-dub

Minibeast Scrub-a-dub

19th August 2018
It's that time of year when the Whitelee Countryside Rangers clean out the bug hotel, come along, give them a hand and see what minibeasts you can spot!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

19th August 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

19th August 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

21st August 2018
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Power Walk

Power Walk

25th August 2018
Join Church of Scotland Moderator, Right Rev Susan Brown, for a sponsored walk on behalf of Christian Aid around the UK’s largest onshore windfarm, Whitelee!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

25th August 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 August 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

26th August 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

26th August 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

28th August 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

1st September 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

1st September 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

2nd September 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

2nd September 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

4th September 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

8th September 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

8th September 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

9th September 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

9th September 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

11th September 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

15th September 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

15th September 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

16th September 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

16th September 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

18th September 2018
Join the Whitelee Rangers on their free weekly parent & baby walking group which meets every Tuesday morning at 10am between March and November!
Dr Jones’ Testing Treasure Trails

Dr Jones’ Testing Treasure Trails

21st September 2018
Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers on the September Weekend for a family treasure hunt exploring Dr Jones’ Testing Treasure Trails!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

22nd September 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

22nd September 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

23rd September 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

23rd September 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

25th September 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

29th September 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

29th September 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

30th September 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

30th September 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

2nd 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!
Weaving Wonders

Weaving Wonders

6th October 2018
Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers and a professional willow weaver and learn how to weave willow into almost anything!
Safe Place Challenge

Safe Place Challenge

6th October 2018
Join Christian Aid at the UK’s largest onshore windfarm, Whitelee, for an outdoor adventure challenge for young people to learn basic survival skills!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

6th 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

6th 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

7th 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

7th October 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

9th 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!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

13th 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

13th 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

14th 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

14th October 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Whitelee Stroller Striders

Whitelee Stroller Striders

16th 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!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

20th 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

20th October 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
Creepy Crafting - Pumpkins and Lanterns

Creepy Crafting - Pumpkins and Lanterns

21st October 2018
Join the Whitelee Countryside Rangers in the run up to Halloween and carve your own pumpkin or turnip to scare the spirits!
Cycle Station Bike Hire

Cycle Station Bike Hire

21st 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

21st October 2018
Whitelee Windfarm hold a great range of free family activities every weekend during their open season.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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