All together now for the Gate Gallop
The organisers are looking to re-introduce a mass start again as a sign of normality.
Sunday 26 June sees the Gate Gallop take place and hopefully, in its pre-pandemic format which runners are familiar with. This includes a mass start and a live presentation.
This long established event has over the years, raised around £100,000 for St Giles Hospice Care and will do so again this year. A slick operation from Peel Road Runners, it never fails to bring a smile to the faces of young and not-so-young participants who have a choice of three races on a delightful, off-road course.
Held on the football pitches at Anker Valley Sports Complex in Tamworth, the day at the races begins with the 600m Children’s Run followed by the 4.4K Fun Run. Then comes the 10K which is traffic-free running along tracks and paths and through fields with a series of stiles and gates to navigate. It can be rutted in places which will give the calf muscles a workout!
There is free parking, the courses are fully marked and marshalled and include a water station at 3K and 5.5K. Note: chip timing will be used in the 10K and 4.4K Fun Run only.
All proceeds from the event go to St Giles Hospice who provide palliative care, supporting people and their families affected by terminal illness.
Whilst things appear to have returned to normal, Covid is still with us and the organisers will follow government advice and rules unless otherwise instructed. The Gate Gallop website has a Covid-19 page which contains useful guidance as to what will happen on the day.
Enjoy a great summer run and help St Giles Hospice too. Enter the races via AV Timing at the Gate Gallop website.
Image courtesy of Gate Gallop.