South Shields Landmark Challenge 2021

Good luck to all teams taking part in this year’s Landmark Challenge. Thank you for supporting our local running club, Run Eat Sleep – South Shields.

Teams must register from 8.20am-8.50am and confirm their attendance & team members.

Start – 9am outside the Sanddancer Pub NE33 2LD. Car parking & public toilets available nearby at the amphitheatre. The Sanddancer will be open for breakfasts from 9am-12pm and have welcomed all runners to visit on finishing.

Please view all checkpoints below in alphabetical order. Teams can run to the landmarks in any order they wish and must take a team photo as close to the landmarks as safely & respectfully as possible. There is no official route and you must find the landmarks as a team.

Cut off – All teams must report back to the finish by 11.45am

The Landmark Challenge is a fun social Christmas event and we don’t anticipate any cheating or bending of the rules – please play fair and enjoy the challenge against others.

Safety Kit – Fully charged mobile phone, water, food/snacks, emergency money, appropriate running clothing for the weather conditions. All teams must have the organising team’s contact numbers.

Organiser Contact Number – Luke – 07584433294


1. Butterfly Sculpture
2. DFDS Ferry (Ferry destination is located on map, though you may wish to take the photo from 9am before it gets there)
3. The Eye
4. Exmoor Pony (please be respectful and keep a safe distance)
5. Groyne Lighthouse
6. The Highest Point
7. Ice Cream Public Art
8. The Lizard of Lizard Lane
9. North Marine Park Feature Wall
10. Queen Victoria Statue
11. Revelation 14:7 Plaque
12. Running Santa. Photos can be taken from across the road to avoid the roundabout.
13. South Shields Beach plodge as a team (bring spare trainers)

14. Spirit of South Shields
15. Stone Chimney 1865
16. Tommy Silhouette
17. The Tortoise
18. War Memorial Seat
19. Westoe Village Pond

20. Wild Card Landmark – To be announced on the day