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Guy Fawkes 5 2021

07 Nov 2021

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 -this will all be confirmed subject to Covid guidelines. 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.

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 that will be marshalled (please be careful here as there are kerbs and our marshalls 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.

Marshalls will be at all key sections of the course and signs will be in place.


Entry is online only through EntryCentral. £15 (£13 with EA discount). Runner pays a small admin fee to EntryCentral. Although a proportion of event profits go to our charity, we have kept the entry price low as you, the runner, will not get the full GF5 experience due to COVID and the uncertainty that the event would be staged.


Parking can be found at the school and we will be advising on more parking areas nearer the date with the adjoining Alderman Knight School, 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 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. The finish will be a few yards into the lane and we would like runners to keep to the left-hand side as they finish to ensure their chip-time records. The race start will be structured to avoid congestion. 


The presentation of the prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners will be presented back at the Sportshall. 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)


Water Station 

TBC. A decision on finish line water & fruit will be made near the time. Refreshments will be inside the Sportshall.

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 so everyone is a winner. 

Registered charity; 286167



17 Oct 2021£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: Open

Total Places: 400

Places Available: ??


Jon Mansfield



Tewkesbury Sports hall Ashchurch Road Tewkesbury GL20 8DF