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Tour of Tameside, It’s Back!

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The Running Bee Foundation’s Tour of Tameside is returning this July, and it’s celebrating its 40th anniversary.   

Set over 4 days the festival of running offers a variety of routes and terrains to challenge participants both physically and mentally, whilst taking in some of the most picturesque sights across Tameside. The event was virtual last year due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we featured it here.

The race schedule is as follows:  

  • Thursday 29th July – Day 1 – X Trail, Park Bridge/Daisy Nook Country Park (10k) 
  • Friday 30th July – Day 2 – Hell on the Fell, Stalybridge (approx. 6 miles) 
  • Saturday 31st July – Day 3 – Hero Half-Marathon, Longdendale Trail, Hadfield 
  • Sunday 1st August – Day 4 – Dr Ron Hyde 7, Hyde (7miles)  

To celebrate the 40th anniversary, The Running Bee Foundation has launched a retro 80’s Tour of Tameside Technical T-shirt, created by renowned sporting brand RONHILL – available to buy here. The shirt was designed taking inspiration from the original 1981 Tour of Tameside logo.  

All stages of the Tour have been carefully chosen to be challenging but achievable by runners of all abilities and are the inspiration of marathon legend Dr Ron Hill MBE who created the original race series back in 1981. Now delivered by The Running Bee Foundation, who provide grants to community initiatives across the region that promote health, wellbeing and activities which help fight the reduction of childhood obesity. 

The Running Bee Foundation’s Chair of Trustees Carl Austin-Behan OBE DL said:  “As the Tour of Tameside enters its 40th year, The Running Bee Foundation are extremely proud of the support shown by our sponsors, supporters and of course, the participants of previous races. We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s event, which is one of the highlights in our calendar”. 

All profits raised from the Tour of Tameside will be distributed from the Foundation to good causes and initiatives throughout Tameside to help fund health and wellbeing community activities.  

To book your place on the Tour of Tameside visit

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