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Guy Fawkes 5 2021

07 Nov 2021

Guy Fawkes 5 2021 has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

GF5 - 5 mile road race. 

Tewkesbury Running Club's popular November 5 mile run. A flat course with just two bridges to cross. On country lanes with very little traffic. Race HQ is Tewkesbury School just off Junction 9 M5. Everything you need will be there including Gloucester Sports shop - for your race day needs, the changing rooms, toilets, First Aid, helpers, coffee, teas, and snacks - please wear a mask upon entering the Sports Hall.

Important; your race number & timing chip will be in the Sports Hall. This area will operate a one-way system to maintain a level of social distancing. Results and presentations will be there too afterward but please respect the guidelines. In addition to number & chip collection, our 2021 race memento can be collected here - for this year, we have a buff (aka snood) designed by a leading stylist.

Unfortunately, the course is not suitable for wheelchairs or buggies due to further road modifications and health & safety concerns.


Our charity for 2021

Race Hotline Tel; 07790 83 87 83

Date and Time

Sunday 7th November 2021 at 11.00am

The Course

Now a chip-timed course, which means as you cross the 'start mat' your chip timer starts and stops when you cross the finish mat. The route is a frying pan in shape; you take in the first few hundred meters before turning right to travel an anti-clockwise course towards the relatively new Walton Cardiff housing development - this is a wide footpath with 3 road crossings (with bollards) that will be marshalled (please be careful here as there are kerbs and our marshals CANNOT STOP TRAFFIC - only warn of their approaching). Just before the 2 mile mark, there is a left turn in the easterly direction. From here, there may be the odd vehicle so please stay to the left at all times. The course hops over the M5 motorway twice and this is the only time inclines are met. After 4.5 miles you'll rejoin the 'pan handle' with a right turn and retrace your first few hundred meters to cross the finish line - the finish is on your left.

Marshalls will be at all key sections of the course and signage will be in place, including mile markers.


Parking can be found at the school with additional parking off Shannon Way on the various business car parks and all the way down to Morrisons supermarket car park across from the start line (this one is maybe pay per park).

Race HQ and Registration

Tewkesbury Sports Hall, Ashchurch Road, Tewkesbury GL20 8DF. 

Race Start and Finish

The race will start at 11.00am at the entrance to Walton Cardiff Lane GL20 8BP. The start system will be managed to allow runners to flow across the timing mat and maintain a level of social distancing. Please respect other people's space - the quicker runners will start on the start line, while the later runners will organise further back, off the road and then jog through and their time will start as they cross the timing mat... you will only be timed over the official 5 mile course. The finish line will be near the start - please keep to the left-hand side to ensure your chip-time records.  There will be bottled water after the finish - please don't crowd around the finish or water station - we are especially keen to be COVID aware after the race. Please do not litter - take your bottle home or gel packet.

The timing chips must be removed and dropped in the collection buckets asap after you cross the finish line. I'm sorry to say that the chips are valuable and must be returned!

Bag Drop

There will be an area set-aside for baggage: simply put your race number on your bag and leave it in the baggage area. It will be supervised but the numbering and dropping must be done by yourself. 


This year we have the Coffee Hub attending - they will be selling quality beverages etc. throughout the morning.  They will be at the entrance to the Sports hall.


After the race, the Sports hall with have a range of mainly homemade cakes.  Due to COVID, we are not taking any money for these - just for 2021, they are complimentary!  Regardless, we will have a bucket on the table that you can make a donation at your discretion.  Please respect social distancing in this area - if we are busy, then please be patient. 


The presentation of the prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners will be presented back at the Sports hall. The overall male & female will be awarded a diamond clear glass celebrating their wins. There will also be prizes for 1st in each (5 year) age category. This year we will be awarding a team prize - the winning 'team' will be 3 males + 2 females with the lowest position count. 

Age groups; Male MJ, SM, M40, M45, M50, M55, M60, M65, M70, M75+ Female FJ, SF, F35, F40, F45, F50, F55, F60, F65, F70, F75+ (subject to at least 2 competitors in each age group). Juniors are under 20 years old.

First Aid

First aiders will be attending: ARB Medical.

Race License: 2021-42378


If you can no longer run the race due to injury or such - contact the race hotline on 07790 83 87 83. Please consider the sooner you let us know the better. Refunds are not guaranteed within 14 days of the event and your entry fee will go to the charity below.

Registered charity; 286167



05 Nov 2021 23:59£13.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of England Athletics

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 07/11/2021

Status: Closed

Total Places: 426

Places Available: ??


Jon Mansfield



Tewkesbury Sports hall Ashchurch Road Tewkesbury GL20 8DF