Whitburn & Cleadon Trail Challenge

Following the success of our South Shields Virtual Landmark Challenge, we are setting up a Whitburn & Cleadon Trail Challenge with a similar format & following the social distancing guidelines.

The challenge involves a combination of running or walking to checkpoints in and around Whitburn & Cleadon. The checkpoints can be completed in any order and you must navigate your own route. The distance will be roughly 8-10 miles depending on your route.


  1. We will post a photo of the start & finish point, each of the landmarks, and will provide a map to view on this webpage on Sunday 7th June.
  2. You can complete the challenge from Monday 8th June to Sunday 21st June. Results will be posted on Monday 22nd June
  3. The landmarks will be listed in Alphabetical Order. You can visit the landmarks in any order you wish.
  4. Take a selfie or team photo close to the landmarks as safely & respectfully possible, to prove you have visited.
  5. Runners must send us their team names, distance covered, photos & overall elapsed time in the Whitburn & Cleadon Challenge Facebook group.
  6. Results will take into account how many landmarks were completed & the time taken. 
  7. Runners MUST follow the government & social distancing guidelines, including when taking the photos.
  8. You can run on your own, with family members or with up to 6 people total in a team (if able to stay 2 metres apart at all times)
  9. We advise you to take a fully charged mobile phone, money, drinks & snacks with you.
  10. You may complete the challenge by a combination of running & walking.
  11. We will take all submissions in good faith and hope you all enjoy the event for some light hearted running fun!


  1. To help support Run Eat Sleep events, please consider making an entry donation. The suggested entry donation will be £6 per runner, which is in line with our 5k trail events. CLICK HERE
  2. Post your names & team names, photos, times and route maps into the Whitburn & Cleadon Trail Challenge Facebook group CLICK HERE TO JOIN