George Ogle Memorial Race

This year’s George Ogle Memorial Race will take place on Weds 23 May 2018 at 7.15pm.

Online entries have now closed, and we can confirm that there will be race places available on the night from 6pm, on a first come, first served basis. All entries must be made by 6.45pm, if capacity is not reached sooner. Please note that we do our utmost to provide all our finishers’ with their gift, but can only guarantee it for those who have booked online.

You can check your online entry here: Results Race website

NEWSFLASH: We now have a new hill section to add extra fun to the race in 2018. Want to know more?  Check out our Youtube video of the route:

  • Wednesday 23 May 2018, 7.15pm start
  • Fully UKA licensed event organised by Derwent Running Club
  • License 2018-34981
  • Entry Fees £15 UKA Registered – £17 Unattached runner (online)
  • Fully marked course, with chip-timing and finishers’ gift

Don’t forget to ‘Like’ and ‘Follow First’ our Facebook page for all the updates on the race.

Thank you to our friends at Sunderland Strollers who help us with online booking and chip-timing.

George Ogle Memorial Race 2018


This trail race, now in its eighth year, explores Gateshead’s lovely Derwent Valley in the Land of Oak & Iron.  The race is approximately 5.5 miles and starts and finishes at Swalwell Juniors Football Club, Derwenthaugh Park, with free parking. The undulating mixed-terrain course includes sections of the Derwent Line and footpaths in local woodlands and fields and alongside the River Derwent.  Look out for the new hill section near the start!  It is organised by Derwent Valley Running Club. The race is chip-timed and all online entrants will receive a finisher’s gift.

Check out the video of the route.

George Ogle Memorial Race 2018

George Ogle Memorial Race 2017


The George Ogle Memorial Race takes place each May, in memory of George Ogle, army runner, Tynedale Harrier and volunteer race official, who died in 2010. It is organised by Derwent Valley Running Club.

Race day information

More detailed information about the race day logistics can be found on our Race Info for George Ogle Memorial Race 2018. This will be updated as we get closer to race day.

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Supporters and sponsors

Thank you to all our wonderful supporters for their help in making the race happen this year, including:

Customfit Brands

Digital Sidekick

Gateshead Council

My Progress Tracker

Natural Beauty Clinic

Pedalling Squares

Penny Print
Summit Crazy
Start Fitness

Seaton Spring

Sunderland Strollers

Team Valley Printers

…and all our volunteer marshals!


Online entry info: My Race Result online entry here

Race contacts:

For information and general queries: Claire Knox, Race Director, Derwent Valley Running Club,

For payment queries: Harry Harrison, Payment Processor, Sunderland Strollers,

George Ogle start line 2017

Start line 2017



Here are the results: Race Results 2017

Photos are available through a link shared on our Facebook page @georgeoglememorialrace



First male: Gary Wallace, Blackhill Bounders (31.52)

First female: Elaine Leslie, Jarrow & Hebburn (37.12) – *FEMALE COURSE RECORD* (beating her own record of 2015!)

Here are the results: George Ogle Memorial Race 2016 results 


First male: Jordan Bell, Blackhill Bounders (31.41)

First female: Elaine Leslie, Jarrow & Hebburn (37.35) – *FEMALE COURSE RECORD*

2015 results:…

Sunshine over Nine Arches Viaduct


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