Tamworth Gate Gallop

Date: Sunday 28th June

Time: From 9am

Location: Anker Valley Sports Complex, Tamworth

Distance: 10km, 4km or 600m kids fun run

Entry fee: £15 (10km), £9 (4km), £3 (kids run)

Join #TeamStGiles at the Tamworth Gate Gallop

Raise funds as you run by joining #TeamStGiles on Sunday 28th June for the Tamworth Gate Gallop.

This off-road, traffic free event, is organised in aid of St Giles Hospice by the Peel Road Runners, and is part of the Burton District Summer League.

This is an enjoyable event for all the family and you don’t need to be a seasoned runner to take part. Choose from the 10km race, a 4km fun run or a shorter kids fun run all in support local people and their families. 

We’d love you to be a part of #TeamStGiles. As a team, we’ll support you prior to the event with training tips and fundraising guides to help you reach your target. Need a little help in getting ready for the run? Find out about the Couch to Gallop training sessions which will help you get fit and raise even more for St Giles!

The details

Location: Anker Valley Sports Complex, Amington, Tamworth, B77 3AX.

10km race

  • £15 entry fee
  • An off-road, traffic free race
  • Start time 11.15am (race number collection 9am-10.45am)
  • Entrants must be aged 15+
  • Not suitable for disabled persons or dogs

Fun run

  • £9 entry fee
  • A 4km run
  • Start time 10.15am (race number collection 9-9.45am)
  • Entrants must be aged 5+ and under 12’s must be accompanied by an adult

Kids run

  • £3 entry fee
  • 600m run
  • Register on the day between 9-9.30am
  • Start time 9.45am
  • Parents or guardians are welcome to accompany their children

Additional information:

  • Entertainment, stalls and catering
  • Fully marked and marshalled routes
  • All entrants will be awarded a finisher medal and goodie bag
  • Electronic chip timing for 10km and fun run (collect on event day)
  • 10km and fun run presentations from 1pm
  • Water station available
  • Toilets on-site
  • Free parking

Registration closes: midday, Tuesday 23rd June

Couch to Gallop

Get run ready for the Gate Gallop and let #TeamStGiles and the Peel Road Runners lead you on your Couch to Gallop journey.

By taking part in these training runs you will build your fitness, achieve your goals and raise vital funds for St Giles Hospice with a fully supported community of runners on the same track.

Information is available on the Peel Road Runners Beginners Facebook page. If you’re not on Facebook, please email zoeschnepp@gmail.com

The training program starts 4th February 6.30pm at Tamworth Snowdome. The course will last 9 weeks, with each session lasting approximately 30 minutes.

There will be a Bridge to 10k course beginning on Tuesday 21st April to get you ready for the 10k Gate Gallop in June.

Each course is £10 which covers you for every week in the course. All proceeds raised from Couch to Gallop and Bridge to 10k will help fund care for local people and their families.

We’re here for you… because you’re here for us

“Raising funds for St Giles is so fulfilling. Dad looked forward to going there so as a family we are eternally grateful. They helped him to keep his smile to the end.”

In 2019, Craig Ruff and his family formed “Team Tone” to run the Tamworth Gate Gallop for St Giles in memory of his father Tony. In October, Craig and his sister Danielle also ran the Great Birmingham Half Marathon in aid of the hospice.

“When I did the half marathon, I had moments where I struggled, but that was nothing compared to the effort St Giles put in to caring for Dad.” Craig explained.

“St Giles is such an important local charity. You always feel cared for there and it’s such a comforting place.

“I’d run to the ends of the earth to give St Giles the funds to help people like Dad and families like us.”

Join Craig and fundraise for St Giles to help us to support local people and their families, living with a potentially terminal illness.