Latest News It’s Back! The Full Tour of Tameside Thursday 29th July – Sunday 1st August 2021

It’s Back! The Full Tour of Tameside Thursday 29th July – Sunday 1st August 2021

22 April 2021

It’s Back! The Full Tour of Tameside Thursday 29th July – Sunday 1st August 2021

It’s back!

“Get going, get up and walk if you have to, but finish the damn race!” Dr Ron Hill MBE, Founder of the Tour of Tameside, and Ambassador of The Running Bee Foundation.

The Full Tour of Tameside Thursday 29th July – Sunday 1st August 2021

The Running Bee Foundation’s iconic Tour of Tameside is returning this July, just in time to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the very first Tour.

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 29th July – Day 1 – X Trail, Park Bridge/Daisy Nook Country Park
  • Friday 30th July – Day 2 – Hell on the Fell, Stalybridge
  • Saturday 31st July – Day 3 – Hero Half-Marathon, Longdendale Trail, Hadfield
  • Sunday 1st August – Day 4 – Dr Ron Hyde 7, Hyde

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 RON HILL

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.

The Running Bee Foundation’s  Chair of Trustees Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL said:  “As the Tour of Tameside enters its 40th year, The Running Bee Foundation are extremely proud of the support shown by our sponsors, supporters and of course, the participants of previous races. We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s event, which is one of the highlights in our calendar”.

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.

If you wish to support the organisation by donating or volunteering, please contact us here or via Twitter @TheRunningBee.

  • Last year’s Tour, originally scheduled for the 11th to 14th of June 2020, had to be rescheduled due to Lockdown restrictions. All previous entrants have been automatically transferred to this year’s event.
  • Single race entry begins at £16 for Club Runners and £18 for Standard Entry, with full Tour entry from £63. The £5 MyFirstMile fun run is open to all ages and ability levels. This is not timed and all that finish the short distance will get a special medal at the end.

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