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Guy Fawkes 5 2023

05 Nov 2023

Guy Fawkes 5 2023 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 M5 Junction 9. Everything you need will be there including Gloucester Sports shop - for your race day needs, the changing rooms, toilets, First Aid, helpers, even bag storage.

Important; your race number & timing chip will be in the Sports Hall. Results and presentations will be there too afterward. In addition to number & chip collection. Medals can be collected from the Sports hall after your run.

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


Our charity of the year is SARA

Race Hotline Tel; 07790 83 87 83

Date and Time

Sunday 5th November 2023 at 10.00am - please note the earlier start time.

The Course - please keep to your left!

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 CAN NOT 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 'frying 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.

Race HQ and Registration

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

Race Start and Finish

The race will start at 10.00am at the entrance to Walton Cardiff Lane GL20 8BP. Please respect other people's space - the quicker runners will start on the start line, while the steadier runners will organise further back. As you cross the start mat, your race time will start... 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 keen to be COVID aware after the race. Please do not litter - take your bottle home.

The timing chips must be removed and dropped in the collection buckets asap after you cross the finish line. 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. Please label your bag/kit.

Pre & Post run sports massage

This year we have Stephanie Duckworth, a local on hand for her sports massage. She will be inside the Sports Hall doing a pre-run massage and the all-important, post-run massage. Remember to bring cash as she will not have a pin-machine.


Orchard Catering are back.  A local caterer, operated by one of Tewkesbury clubb's former runners. They will be offering drinks, hot rolls and hot soups.


After the race, the Sports hall with have a range of mainly homemade cakes.  These 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. This 'free cake' system was trialed two years and recorded a success with minimal time from seeing cake to eating cake.


The presentation of the prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners. The overall male & female will be awarded a laser cut 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. Category prizes are in the form of sports shop vouchers (Gloucester Sports shop will be present).

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:

Race License:   2023-45171


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 towards the charity below.

Registered charity; 1193634 SARA - Rescue



The organiser has included pricing details in the Organiser's Description

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

Dates and Status

Date: 05/11/2023

10:00:00 - 11:30:00

Status: Closed

Total Places: 425


Jon Mansfield


Tewkesbury Sports hall Ashchurch Road Tewkesbury GL20 8DF