Events

Please note that specific timings are subject to change, based on local or national restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic. We are currently planning to operate a rolling start for both the Fun Run and the 10K, with additional social distancing and hygiene measures.

Restrictions on numbers on-site may prevent the Children’s race from going ahead. In the event of a local or national lockdown, we will operate a virtual Gate Gallop.  

The day kicks off at 9.45am with the Children’s race, swiftly followed at 10.15am with the 4.4 km Fun Run and approximately 11.30am for the 10K. For more details on each of the individual events see below.

Entry Costs differ depending on the race, but please note no entries will be taken for the 10k or 4.4k Fun Run after 20th June 2021. All proceeds from this event go directly to St Giles Hospice.

  • 10K entry is £15 per participant
  • 4k Fun Run entry is £9 per participant
  • Children’s Race entry will be £3 per participant but registrations for this will only be taken on the day and no pre-registration is required

Entries will be accepted up to the race limit of 400 for the 10K race and 150 for the fun run so get your entry in early! For various reasons, we can’t arrange transfers of race numbers.

 


The Children’s Race (run/walk) – 9:45 am start

The course is around the Anker Valley Football Pitches. It’s flat and approximately 600 m in distance. The event is just for fun and parents are very welcome to accompany their children.  All children get a medal and a goody bag.


Fun Run – 10:15 start

The course is approximately 4.4 km and consists of a lap around the football pitches and then onto fields and footpaths around the beautiful river Anker. You will be running on flat terrain on  mainly grass and tracks in a completely traffic-free area so normal running shoes should be fine. There are kilometre markers around the course.

The aim of the run is to have fun! Entrants must be aged 9 or older on Race Day, although younger children will be allowed to take part at their own risk if accompanied by a guardian. Anyone wishing to take part in the Fun Run and 10k can do so.


10K Race – 11:30 start

The course is initially the same as the Fun Run, but continues further through the fields of the Anker Valley. It consists of tracks, concrete paths, grass, fields and a short section of tarmac. Stiles, gates and bridges to climb over add to the experience. The course is relatively flat and normal running shoes should suffice. The course will be marked with kilometre signs and is traffic-free throughout.

Entrants must be aged 15 or over on Race Day. Not suitable for disabled athletes or runners with dogs, even if on leads.


WATER STATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT APPROXIMATELY 3K FOR THE FUN RUN AND 3K AND 5.5K FOR THE 10K RACE.

MEDICAL CARE WILL BE PROVIDED AND THERE WILL BE MARSHALLS ACROSS THE ENTIRE COURSE. PLEASE ADVISE ORGANIZERS OF ANY EXISTING MEDICAL CONDITIONS THEY MAY NEED TO BE AWARE OF ON YOUR NUMBER OR BY CONTACTING MJHOLLAMBY@HOTMAIL.COM