22 June 2018
Sunny Night in Cheltenham!
Thank you to all the fantastic teams who ran in the second Run for Gin Relays – some awesome running, fancy dress and especially the team names – have a look on the results which are now up on the link here. We will update the names you gave us over the next days, if your team changed on the night let us know.
Also thank you to our sponsor Lodders Solicitors and all the marshals, Touring Tipples and The Chicken Wrap Shack!
Do you like Gin? Do you like running? Will you run for 2 miles for Gin?
This pretty much sums up the Tempo Run For Gin Relay. A fun social drinking/running event where you run and then you drink!
Sound familiar? In fact that’s very similar to it’s sister race, The Run for Beer Relay. The only difference is the Run For Gin Relay takes place in Cheltenham and at the end you get to drink Gin. Whereas the Run For Beer Relay involved drinking Beer and takes place in Stratford-upon-Avon! It’s all very simple.
The running part involves completing a two-mile run each, in teams of 4 on a route around the beautiful Pittville Park in Cheltenham.
The drinking bit involved every runner receiving a glass of gin courtesy of Touring Tipples on completing their 2-mile leg and a licensed bar will be open all evening so you can continue to “hydrate” after your exertions. There are non-alcoholic options also available for those of you below 18 and T-totallers.
Like the Beer Relay this is a really fun event. Whilst there are a few running club teams battling it out at the front there’s prizes for best fancy dress, fasted pub team and several others. There will also be food available to buy on the night.
Categories for 2018 have changed slightly as shown below, ALL teams are eligible for the Fancy Dress prize:
Veteran Team (combined age 160yrs+)
Super Vets Team (combined age 200yrs+)
Junior Team (all runners under 16)
Registration will be open from 5:30pm where you can enter on the day (if the entry limit hasn’t been reached). Or if you have pre-entered (clicking on the Red Button) you can come and collect your Team’s race numbers and relay baton which contains your timing chip.
Team Captains may enter their team by completing the on-line entry form, click the ‘Enter now’ button. You may substitute runners in and out of the team in the time leading up to the race.
Parking & Directions to Race Start
The best option for parking is North Place Car Park (GL50 4JL) or at the Prince of Wales Stadium (GL50 4RN) and walk East and under the underpass to the East side of the park by the Pump Rooms where the new race start is based.
Here you will collect your race numbers and your Team’s baton, its the baton which has the timing chip in it so you mustn’t lose it!
Race start is at 7:15pm, but the bar will open from 6ish!
Minimum age limit is 11 years old but obviously you have to be 18 to have an alcohol.
Entry is £50 per team or £12.50 per person.
Please note there is also a small admin fee.
Race starts at 7:15pm
Water will be available at the start / finish
However, once you have finished your leg of the relay you can head to the bar and claim your free glass of gin!!! (if you’re over 18)
If you don’t like gin and your team mates dragged you into this, you can have prosecco or beer!
There will be delicious hot food available form The Chicken Wrap Shack
Prizes will be awarded to:
Fastest Pub Team
Fastest Corporate Team
Fastest Men’s Team
Fastest Ladies Team
Fastest Mixed Team (2 men and 2 ladies)
Fastest Veteran Team (team age 160+ years)
Fastest Super Veteran Team (team age 200+ years)
Fastest Junior Team (all runners under 16)
Best Looking Fancy Dressed Team
Up to six weeks prior to the race entrants will receive a full refund less a £2.00 admin fee.
After this deadline, no refunds are offered. All contact should be made by email
Music While Running
No earphones please! From 1 April 2016, a new rule regarding the wearing of head phones in road races was introduced into the 2016-2018 edition of the UKA Rules of Competition: –
“The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic.”
This also includes bone conducting earphones.