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Grasmere Gallop Saturday 29th May/Sunday 30th May 2021


The Sports Field, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SJ


Online entries for Saturday’s events are available here

Online entries for Sunday’s event are available here

Closing date 

Entries will close at midnight on Sunday 23rd May 2021.  Unfortunately once entries close we will be unable to accept any more entries.  Please note we do not accept ‘on the day’ entries (apart from The Teddy Dash!)


We regret that having entered the race we will not be able to provide any deferral or refund, either in full or in part, whatever the circumstances of the entrant’s non-attendance after 2 months pre event date. Competitors are able to transfer their entry to a different distance or transfer their entry to another competitor up until the online closing date.  We ask that runners do not give their numbers away to others in the event of their non-attendance as this invalidates the event insurance.

Event registration

Registration for all events will be open on Friday 28th May from 15:00-20:00 and on Saturday 29th from 8.00am to 10.30am.

Please allow plenty of time to register before the race.  At Registration you will collect your timing chip and printed race number to attach to your vest.  Please take the time to write your emergency contact details and any relevant medical information on the reverse of your race number.  Pens and safety pins will be provided at Registration which is situated in the Event Marquee.

Registration for Under 18s

Under 18s are required to have a parent or guardian sign for their race number and the Parental Disclaimer form at Registration; Parents should also escort them to the start line.  Parents/guardians remain responsible for their children throughout the event.


All Saturday events will start at 11:00am.

Please be in front of the main marquee at 10.40am for the Pre Race Brief and Warm Up, before being walked to the start line by Mr Red (easy to spot being a giant red squirrel).

The Gallop Marathon will start at 08:00am on Sunday 30th. More info to follow.

Please don’t make your own way to the start line. We have police support to stop traffic on the road at the start of the event; it is a police requirement that all competitors are assembled beforehand.


We are able to offer limited car parking, on the Grasmere Sports Field site for competitors (LA22 9SJ).  Please arrive in good time to park. There is also a National Park pay & display car park next to the sports field.

We would encourage you to car share wherever possible to limit the effect on the site and environment.


Camping is available to prebook via the online entry system @ £15 per tent for Friday and Saturday nights. Please note that toilets and drinking water are available to campers (plus the catering, bar, retail and talks etc available in the Main Marquee), but we are unable to offer showers.

Public transport

Grasmere is well served by buses; the Stagecoach 555 and 599 are the most regular services.  The nearest bus stop to the Sports Field registration area is located at Stock Lane (for the 555), immediately adjacent to the site, or Dove Cottage (for the 599).  You can find more details at


We aren’t able to offer any dedicated baggage storing facilities.  Those of you who park on the Sports Field site may be best advised to leave any baggage in your car. Any items left in the registration tent are done so at your own risk; please do not leave any valuables. Key Storage is available at Registration.


Toilet facilities are available with portable toilets onsite. There is a disabled toilet located in the Sports Pavillion. There is also a toilet block (fees apply) situated at the National Park car park adjacent to the Sports Field.

Race photography

Photos will be taken during the event and extensive race pictures will be available to view, tag, share and download for free from the event Facebook page.

Timing and results

The timing system is provided by TimingUpNorthLtd.  At registration you will receive a timing chip which much be fastened to your trainer throughout the race.

Results will be posted on the website as soon as possible on Monday 31st May 2021.

First Aid

First Aid support will be provided by First Aid Associates, and will be available on the course and at the finish.


There are three Drinks stations located around the race route and also at the finish area.  Hot drinks, and hot & cold snacks will be available for purchase on the Sports Field.


Our Grasmere Gallop headtubes will be available to buy from Registration @ £10 each.

OMM retail and Pete Bland Sports will be onsite with their infamous pop up shops. Grab yourself a bargain!

Sports Massage

John Cox Sports Therapy will be onsite offering pre and post event sports massage @ £10 per 10 minutes.

Face Painting

Fancy Fox Face Painting will be onsite from 11:00 – 15:00, £3 per face.

Teddy Dash

For our younger visitors, registration for the Teddy Dash will take place at 11:00 – 12:00, in the Event Marquee after the main races have started. Entry costs £1, small change will be appreciated. All ‘Dashers’ will receive a medal and lollipop.


Due to the large numbers of people taking part, and the restricted space on many sections of the route, we regret that dogs are not permitted on the route.

Dogs are welcome on the main event field, but should be kept under close control, and will not be allowed into the marquees.

We’re here to help

For more information or assistance, please contact us:

Final check list – don’t forget:

  • Ensure that your race number is securely attached to your running vest / top and that it is clearly visible.
  • Bring with you a change of dry, warm clothing, and suncream (you never know!)
  • Fasten your timing chip on your trainer as instructed.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you there!

Event Details

Run for the reds – you would be nuts not to!

You can help to support the conservation work for the local red squirrels in the Grasmere area by donating online via the entry system or dropping any spare change into our collection boxes on the day. This year, we’re continuing our mission to save Grasmere’s red squirrels. Find out why →

The event takes place on the Saturday 29th May 2021

Supported by

Retail partner

Pete Bland Sports

Shoe sponsor

La Sportiva

Sports Nutrition partner

Mountain Fuel

Nordic Walking partner

Nordic Walking UK