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Oughtibridge Sports Night
The Tom Holmes Gala Chase

The Tom Holmes Gala Chase is named in honour of Tom Holmes who founded the Chase after being inspired by the route he and his dog used to walk on a daily basis.  

Tom was a prominent member of the Village; serving on the committee for the Gala and Sports Night as well as Oughtibridge Brass band. 

 The Chase commences in Coronation Park, proceeds up Jawbone Hill by road to Wharncliffe Woods, which then loops through the woods and then returns and finishes back in the Park. The distance is approximately 6km with 180m of ascent.

​The Junior Chase is approximately 3km with 100m of ascent.

​The event is held under UK Athletics Rules, Trail Running Association Permit Number 2762_2762.

​Please note that the chase takes place whatever the weather!

The next running of the Tom Holmes Gala Chase will be on Wednesday 14th June 2023


The Tom Holmes Gala Chase is made possible with support from Penistone foot Runners & the AC Running Club 


How to Enter the Chase

Please print and complete the entry form (Link Below) and bring it to registration on the night.

Entry fees are as follows:  
Juniors (aged 11 to 16)                                  

  • £2.00

Seniors (aged 17 to 39)

  • A.A.A Member  £4.00    

  • Non-member £6.00

Veterans (aged 40 and over)

  • A.A.A. Member £4.00    

  • Non-member £6.00


Please register at the Sports Night Booth from 6:30 pm onwards. The Chase will begin at 7.30 pm

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