The iconic Tour of Tameside is returning this year, for the 41st edition of the ultimate running challenge.
The Running Bee Foundation's popular 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 area's most picturesque sights.
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 well-being community activities.
The race schedule is as follows:
Thursday 16 June
X-Trail 10K (7.15pm to 10pm)
Runners taking part in last year's event. Image credit: Nigel Wood.
This will involve running on various terrains through both Daisy Nook and Park Bridge Country Parks.
Read more and book here: https://www.runningbeefoundation.co.uk/events-calendar/x-trail-10k/
Friday 17 June
Hell on the Fell (7.15pm to 10pm)
Runners gearing up for the 2021 edition. Image: Nigel Wood.
This covers six miles on the most iconic element of the tour, starting at Walkerwood Reservoir in Stalybridge.
Read more and book here: https://www.runningbeefoundation.co.uk/events-calendar/hell-on-the-fell/
Saturday 18 June
Hero Half Marathon (10am to 2pm)
The event takes in Roughfields in Hadfield. Image: Nigel Wood.
Runners will embark on a 13.1 mile journey which includes running along the Longdendale Trail, which is ideal for achieving a PB time.
Read more and book here: https://www.runningbeefoundation.co.uk/events-calendar/hero-half-marathon/
Sunday 19 June
Dr Ron Hyde 7 (9.30am to 1pm)
Runners being put through their paces on Market Street in Hyde. Image credit: Nigel Wood.
The finale of the Tour of Tameside, which starts and finishes outside Hyde Town Hall on Market Street, with a seven-mile running route through Hyde town centre and the surrounding area.
Read more and book here: https://www.runningbeefoundation.co.uk/events-calendar/dr-ron-hill-hyde-7/