runners on the start line at Tour of Tameside

The Tour of Tameside is back with big 40th birthday plans

North West runners set for summer race celebration after year from hell

The iconic Tour of Tameside will be back in its full 4-race glory this summer. Encouraged by the vaccination rollout and the country's progress to post-pandemic normality, organisers the Running Bee Foundation have set dates for what will be the 40th staging of the event by Dr Ron Hill MBE.

The four day festival of running offers a variety of routes and terrains to challenge participants both physically and mentally, whilst taking in some of the most picturesque sights across Tameside.  The race schedule is as follows:  

Thursday 29 July – X Trail, Park Bridge/Daisy Nook Country Park (10K)
Friday 30 July – Hell on the Fell, Stalybridge (approx. 6 miles)
Saturday 31 July – Hero Half Marathon, Longdendale Trail, Hadfield
Sunday 1 August – Dr Ron Hyde 7, Hyde (7miles)  

In celebration of the 40th anniversary, the Running Bee Foundation has launched a retro 80’s Tour of Tameside technical T-shirt, created by renowned sporting brand RONHILL – available to buy at the Running Bee website. The shirt was designed taking inspiration from the original 1981 Tour of Tameside logo. 

All stages of the Tour have been carefully chosen to be challenging but achievable by runners of all abilities and are the inspiration of marathon legend Dr Ron Hill MBE who created the original race series back in 1981. The Tour is now delivered by the Running Bee Foundation, who provide grants to community initiatives across the region that promote health, wellbeing and activities which help fight the reduction of childhood obesity.

All profits raised from the Tour of Tameside will be distributed from the Foundation to good causes and initiatives throughout Tameside to help fund health and wellbeing community activities.  

To book your place on the Tour of Tameside visit the Running Bee website.

If you wish to support the Running Bee Foundation by donating or volunteering you can visit the website, email, or check out @TheRunningBee on Twitter.

Image courtesy the Running Bee Foundation


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