Guy Fawkes Gallop

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About
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.
Participants
5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 3 more
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Calendar
Sat, 5 Nov 2022
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Ware, United Kingdom
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Elevation

<5m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Location
Wodson Park Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Rd, Ware SG12 0UQ, UK
Start times
Sat, 5 Nov 2022
5k:
3:00pm |
10k:
3:00pm |
Half Marathon:
3:00pm |
Marathon:
3:00pm |
Ultra:
3:00pm |
6 Hour Challenge:
3:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Guy Fawkes Gallop
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5k
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5km
Route
13 Loops
£33.00 - £35.00
10k
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10km
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25 Loops
£33.00 - £35.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
Route
53 Loops
£33.00 - £35.00
Marathon
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26.2mi
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106 Loops
£33.00 - £35.00
Route information
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
What's included
  • Bespoke Medal
  • Free Parking
  • Race Photographs
  • Chip-timed results
  • Music
  • Toilets and Changing facilities
  • Aid stations
  • Free tea, coffee, and cake for runners
Train
How to get there
Wodson Park Leisure Centre, Wadesmill Rd, Ware SG12 0UQ, UK
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Parking
There will be plenty of free onsite parking for entrants.
By Train
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
When booking, you are not tied to the distance that you sign up for this is just a guideline. For example, if you sign up for the 5k but fancy running further feel free to do so.
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.
Rules
  • 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.
Firework Festival
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:
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Zig Zag Running
Since 2000, Zoe of Zig Zag Running started running, starting from scratch with the feat of trying to get to complete a 5k, taking the couch to 5k training plan. It just didn't stop there, over the years pushing herself, this self motivation eventually evolved into marathon running. Zoe has completed Marathons, Ultra Marathons, 5 Marathons in 5 Days, 52 marathons in 52 weeks, 10 marathons in 10 days, 100 marathons in 100 weeks, a 50k & a 50 mile Ultra marathon, with her target next of completing a 100 mile race. ​ Stephens background is in Hypnosis, therapy, sports coaching and Entertainment. ​ During this time we have both gained valuable experience in what it takes to organise a good marathon, we have also both met and made friends with some wonderful people who are such fun to be around, with useful advice, assistance and encouragement throughout the country and even in other corners of the world Our mission is to give our runners the best experience and encourage others to achieve their goals and dreams and to also impart the ideals of good sportsmanship, community and health.
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FAQ's
Is there a fitness requirement for the Guy Fawkes Gallop?
No, there is no fitness requirement but if you would like to walk some of the event please stick to the outer lanes of the track.
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What do I get with my race entry to the Guy Fawkes Gallop?
All entrants will receive a bespoke medal, free tea, coffee and cake, race photograph. Most importantly, a chance to get a new PB on this completely flat athletics track.
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Will there be parking available at the Guy Fawkes Gallop?
Yes, there will be plenty of free onsite parking for all entrants.
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Do I have to run for the whole 6 hours in the Guy Fawkes Gallop?
All entrants can run for as long or as little as you like over the 6 hour period and there is no set pace you must run at.
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I have signed up for the 5k in the Guy Fawkes Gallop, what if I fancy running further afterwards?
Your entry is just a guideline, you are welcome to run as far as you wish.
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