21 June 2019

2019 Event Open For Entry

This years event date is Friday 21st June.

Entries are officially open!!!

Event Information

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 2019 are shown below, ALL teams are eligible for the Fancy Dress prize:

Pub Team
Corporate Team
Mixed Team
Mens Team
Ladies Team
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.


Event location

Pump Rooms, Pittville Park, Cheltenham
Best option for parking is North Place Car Park, GL50 4JL.

Race starts at 7:15pm

Water stations

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

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

Withdrawal Policy

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.

Event Sponsors

Lodders Solicitors

Lodders is a law firm built around outstanding legal advice and a friendly, professional service. The firm was established 230 years ago and has offices in Stratford upon Avon, Cheltenham and Henley in Arden. Specialising in work for private clients and privately owned businesses, we serve a range of clients from business owners through to wealthy families, landowners, farmers and successful individuals, we are renowned for our technical expertise alongside thoughtful, intelligent advice and a highly personal service. We enjoy taking an active role in our local community, whether through our charitable work with the Heart of England Community Foundation or by sponsoring and attending events such as the Moreton Show and Stratford's 'Big 10k', and we pride ourselves on our personal touch and friendly approach.

Touring Tipples

Touring Tipples is a mobile bar, specialising in gin. We offer a variety of services ranging from boozy afternoon tea and private gin tastings to full bar services at larger private and corporate events.