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Racing at the Gate Gallop 10K

Raring to go at the Gate Gallop

Organisers confirm children’s race is also going ahead.

The Gate Gallop will be under starter’s orders this Sunday (27 June) as this well established event makes a welcome return after being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This event is raising much needed funds for St Giles Hospice.  

There's something for everyone from young to old with a 10K, 4.5K Fun Run and children’s race, all of which are held at the Anker Valley Sports Complex in Tamworth, Staffordshire and the weather forecast is dry for Sunday – which is often the case at this popular event from Peel Road Runners. It is part of the Burton & District Summer League along with six other races and the league is equally glad to be back after a torrid year.  

Staggered start waves will be used and there will be clearly marked ‘waiting zones’ beforehand. There'll be social distancing and face masks where appropriate and a ‘contactless’ process at the water stations – runners pick up their own cups - and at the end where finishers collect their medal and goody bag.   
 
These measures aside, runners can look forward to off-road, traffic free courses in an attractive setting. In the children’s race, youngsters and their parents run or walk 600m around the football pitches; those in the 4.5K Fun Run do a lap around the football pitch then head out onto footpaths and fields around the River Anker. The 10K runners follow a relatively flat route on tracks, grass, paths, fields and a small section of tarmac with a few obstacles (stiles etc) to climb over.   

Runners of all ages, their friends and families can look forward to an enjoyable day at this most scenic location all in support of St Giles Hospice.   

Photo courtesy of Stephen Lee’s Images. 

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