All horse racing fixtures in Great Britain will continue behind closed doors under review with stringent safety measures in place until further notice. Unfortunately owners will not be permitted to attend meetings for which they have a runner at. Visit the news section for the latest information.
Although the 2020 Newcastle Stampede was unable to take place due to Covid-19, we are hoping to be able to stage this popular run once again soon.
In the meantime, we hope the below FAQs can help answer your questions, so you are fully prepared once we get the green light to get the race back on.
Please be advised that the timings above indicate the period in which the race waves will be sent off. You will be advised of your start time upon booking. You can run at a different time within the time period if desired.
Everyone who registered for the 2020 Newcastle Stampede would have been contacted directly and offered to either refund or transfer their entry fee for the next stampede.
We encourage runners of all fitness levels to come and have a go. The time slots show the average time you should be running to determine which slot you should opt for.
Packs with timing chip, race number and sponsorship information are to be dispatched no later than two weeks prior to the event, if you have any queries in the meantime please contact Newcastle Racecourse on 0191 236 2020 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: Mini Stampede packs will not contain timing chips as this is not a timed race.
We recommend you wear a set of old clothes for the race and bring along a change of clothing for after the race as you will get muddy!
Gloves are not a necessity but they will help you round some of the course, especially over the hay bales!
Please ensure that you wear appropriate footwear for a muddy multi terrain course with obstacles and that your trainers are securely fastened! Gaffer taping your trainers to your feet is highly recommended, unless you want to run half the course barefoot! In the interests of safety – no running spikes are allowed.
We encourage you to bring along spectators to cheer you on, we have spectator viewing available at the start and finish lines.
The disabled viewing area is located to the left hand side of the finish line on the tarmac area.
Our Get Here page provides full details of how to find us by road, rail, bus or air.
The east gate will be closed to all traffic from 8am and traffic will be diverted to the west gate entrance.
Stewards will be on position to direct you to Car Park B. The front section of this car park will be dedicated to disabled customers, access to this car park is on production of an official blue badge.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your selected starting time, remember to come prepared with your timing chip, and race number – please complete the back of your race number with your emergency contact details and any necessary medication information.
Global’s Make Some Noise have kindly provided us with official T Shirts for competitors to run in. We will have all T-shirts in various sizes available on the day for you to collect when your arrive in the Grandstand Hall prior to the race.
We have a cloakroom facility available on the day for any valuables such as phones, keys etc or they can be left with your spectators. We recommend you bring only necessary items with you on the day
There are NO dedicated changing rooms, however there are warm outdoor showers at the venue for use after the race. Whilst you are welcome to leave your clothes and bags in the Grandstand Hall as a bag drop area, Newcastle Racecourse can accept no liability for loss or damage to any items left unattended. It is recommended that you do not bring valuables with you and that any items are left either with spectators or locked in your car. It is also recommended that you bring a change of warm clothes and shoes, baby wipes, and a towel for the journey home.
Toilets are located prior to the race in the Grandstand and Paddock Foyer and opposite the bag drop facility.
There are plenty of food and drink outlets inside available all serving delicious local food and drink, available from 8.00am – 2.00pm for all participants and spectators to purchase.
Or you can book a table at The Border Minstrel Pub which is located onsite and will serving Sunday Roast – perfect after a 10K run! Just call 0191 236 2002.
For your safety, Stewards and Marines will be on hand at various points throughout the course and at the obstacles. Please follow their advice and guidance at all times. If you need help during an obstacle or during the course, please make this known to the Steward, feel free to opt out of any obstacles if you do not feel comfortable with it.
Please don’t go ‘off site’ and follow the official route at all times to ensure your safety. This is clearly marked with directional arrows and tape.
Please don’t wear an iPod or portable music device or watches/equipment that are not water proof– you may not be aware of stewards instructions and it will get wet!!
A 4 x 4 first aid vehicle and trained crew will be provided for the event. If you need assistance, please make this known to a steward who will be able to get you help as soon as possible.
Please ensure you complete the emergency details on the back of your race number prior to the event.
If you fail to finish, please advise a marshal at the finish line so we know that you are safe.
Click here for the event terms & conditions here.
The Bigger Picture will be taking photographs of the runners on the way round which will be used by the organisers of the Newcastle Stampede for marketing purposes and on our Social Media sites. You will be able to purchase the photographs from the official photographer after the event at www.thisisthebiggerpicture.co.uk.
Our charity partner for 2019 is Macmillan Cancer Support. If you would like to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, information and assistance is below. Raising just £75 in sponsorship for the charity can help change the lives of millions of people affected by cancer.
If you need some help and ideas for fundraising click here.
To set up your own Just Giving Page, click here and then click on the orange button (Start Fundraising).
Macmillan are here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can, providing physical, financial and emotional support.
Here are some quick wins to help raise your sponsorship:
- Do a bottle draw on facebook or in your work place, 1 to 75 £1 a number.
- Get as many of your friends, family and colleagues to fill a Smarties tube with £1 coins, £28 will fund a Macmillan Nurse for 1 hour.
- Run a quiz, Macmillan have a readymade for you to use… £3 to enter and if 25 join in, that’s your sponsorship sorted!!
- Elite Runners Registration 7.30am – 8.00am. - Warm up at 8.15am and rolling start from 8.30am.
- Intermediate Runners Registration 8.00am – 9.00am.
- Warm up at 8.45am and rolling start from 9.00am until 11.00am.
- Fun Runners Registration 9.00am – 10.00am.
- Warm up at 9.50am with rolling start from 10.00am until 11.00am.
- 12.00pm onwards – Refuel and Relax
Junior Stampeders (5-9 years)
Registration 11.30am – 12.00pm. Warm up approx. 12.15pm and rolling start shortly afterwards.
MUST be accompanied by an adult and will receive 2 identical race numbers for child and adult to wear.
Varsity Stampeders (10-15 years)
Registration 11.45am – 12.15pm. Warm up at 12.30pm and rolling start shortly afterwards.
MUST have consent form signed by an adult to take part.
Runners will be released in waved intervals of 5 minutes but please note this event is not timed
Elite Runners Registration 7.30am – 8.00am. Warm up at 8.15am and rolling start from 8.30am.
Intermediate Runners Registration 8.00am – 10.00am. Warm up from 8.45am with rolling start from 9.00am until 10.00am
Fun Runner Registration 10.00am – 10.30am. Warm up from 10.30am with rolling start from 10.45am until 11.00am
12.00pm onwards – Refuel and Relax