Extended Early Booking Offer for Tour of Tameside

Tour of Tameside

The Tour of Tameside will be reborn this year after a 14 year absence. This three day running challenge takes place on Friday the 19th, Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st June and the early booking offer has been extended to 30 April. In addition, runners who are unable to run in all three events can enter individual races at an 'Early Bird' price!

The iconic Tour of Tameside running event was created in the 1980s by legendary British Marathon runner Dr Ron Hill MBE and it became World famous, attracting top runners from all over the UK and the World to compete.

Runners who take on all three days will cover the distance of a full marathon, with each day covering different routes and types of terrain across a mixture of closed roads, trails and country routes.

With the assistance of Ron Hill, and the support of local organisations, Sports Tours International is reintroducing the Tour of Tameside and it will be become, not just a important running race, but a major community engagement event in the North West of England.

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 fifteen 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 bring Tameside into the spotlight once more.”

In addition, runners who are unable to take part in all three races are able to enter individual races at a discounted rate.

Details of the races are below:

Tour of Tameside Stage 1 - Copley Fell Race 

Friday 19th June 2015    


Start time 7.15 pm

This 6 mile fell race will start at Walkerwood Reservoir on Brushes Road.  After an initial descent there is a steep climb up Mottram Old Road.  You will then turn onto Hobson Moor Road  and onto the fell.  Climbing up to the trig point and then a sharp descent to the finish at Copley Leisure Centre.

Click here to download the map route


Tour of Tameside Stage 2 - High Peak Half Marathon 

Saturday 20th June 2015        


Start time 10.00 am

Start Padfield Main Road , Hadfield / finish on the Longdendale Trail (adjacent to the start)

Profile = trail 

The 13.1 mile half marathon race will start on Padfield Main Road and run an initial 1 mile plus through the town centre before going onto the trail. Run along the beautiful Longdendale Trail which is an disused railway line. You will turn at the far end of the trail near the Woodhead Tunnel and return to the finish. 

Click here for High Peak Half Marthon route through Hadfield

Click here for the High Peak Half Marathon course along Longendale 

Half marathon | P.C Nicola Hughes Memorial run

This run will be dedicated to P.C Nicola Hughes who sadly lost her life in an incident in Tameside.  For anyone who is running the High Peak Half Marathon there will be an additional option of a short run prior to the half marathon which will be known as the Memorial round. 

The idea is that if you add the two distances together of the Memorial round plus a half marathon you will match in miles the badge number of the officer = 14846.  The additional £5 goes to the PC Nicola Hughes Charity.

Click here to download the map route

Tour of Tameside Stage 3 - HYDE ‘7’

Sunday 21st June 2015

Start and finish – Hyde Town Hall

Start time 9.30 am

Starting outside the Hyde Town Hall this 7 mile road race goes straight up Market Street before turning left onto Stockport Road.  You will go past the Ken Ward Leisure Centre in Hattersley and left onto Mottram Road; then Grange Road near Hyde F.C and past Hyde Leisure Pool before turning back onto Market Street and down to the finish outside Hyde Town Hall.

Click here to download the map route

For further details please visit - www.Touroftameside.com