The North West running fraternity is set to welcome back one of its most iconic events, The Tour of Tameside. Organised by Sports Tours International, the 3 day challenge will take place from 19-21 June 2015, and will include races in Stalybridge, Hadfield and Hyde.
First introduced in the 1980s by marathon runner Ron Hill, the tour attracted top runners from across the country. With the assistance of Ron Hill and the support of local organisations, Sports Tours is confident its reintroduction will reignite its popularity and become an invaluable event for community engagement.
Ron, who competed in the challenge every year until the last Tour in 2003, commented: “It is great to see the Tour of Tameside back on the race calendar after an absence of 15 years. Events like this are difficult to organise in this day and age but I am sure it will go from strength to strength and put Tameside in the spotlight once more.”
Runners who take on all three days will cover the distance a full marathon, with each day covering different routes and terrains across a mixture of closed roads, trails and country routes. The overall winner will be the runner who scores the lowest aggregate time over the three events.
The tour will kick-off at Stalybridge with a 6 mile trail race which starts at Walkerwood Reservoir, then to a half marathon at Longdendale Trail, before finishing with a 7 mile road run at Hyde Town Hall.
Entry fee for all three is set at just £60, or £45 if registering prior to 31 March. More information is available here.