Guy Fawkes Gallop
05 November 2022
This Guy Fawkes-themed running festival will have you taking off like a rocket from the start line as you race whatever distance you fancy. You will have 6 hours to complete this event. It will be challenging, but it is a flat looped course that offers a great chance to secure an explosive PB.
You will have 6 hours to complete this event, you are not tied to any distance you can run as far or as little as you wish. Traverse this flat course in this fantastic 6-hour running extravaganza to see if you could be the next track star. All entrants will be running around a 400m athletics track for the duration of the event. Therefore, you will be testing your physical fitness and your mental ability to conquer this rather unique challenge. With local fireworks lighting up the evening sky, there will be plenty of opportunities for participants to get a PB no matter what distance they race over the 6 hours. The number of laps for each distance is outlined below:
- 5k: 12.5
- 10k: 25
- Half Marathon: 52.75
- Marathon: 105.5
- 50k Ultra: 125
- 6-hour challenge: unlimited
- Bespoke Medal
- Free Parking
- Race Photographs
- Chip-timed results
- Toilets and Changing facilities
- Aid stations
- Free tea, coffee, and cake for runners
How to get there
Wodson Park Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Rd, Ware SG12 0UQ, UK
There will be plenty of free onsite parking for entrants.
If taking a train the closest train station is Ware, from there you can take a bus to Amberley Green which is only a short walk to the race venue.
Event day logistics
14:30 Registration opens
15:00 Guy Fawkes Gallop starts
21:00 Guy Fawkes Gallop cut-off time
Age Requirements All entrants must be 18 years or above to participate.
Registration Please arrive 30 minutes before the start time to collect your race number and receive the race briefing.
- Overtake on the right-hand side
- If you are going to walk some parts of the event, please stay in the outer lanes of the track
- As it gets dark all participants will be required to wear a headtorch for the remainder of the event
- You can run as little or as far as you like and you do not need to run for the whole 6 hours.
This event is a part of a larger series of running events taking place at the Wodson Park Leisure Centre on bonfire night hosted by Zig Zag Running. If this event isn't for you, here is a selection of races taking place that you may like to try out: