Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Entry


After entering online via Fabian4 you will receive confirmation of your entry via email.

Refunds & Cancellations

We don’t offer refunds for The Grindleford Gallop – sorry. 100% of the profits we make from the Gallop go directly to Grindleford Primary School (and a donation to Grindleford Preschool and Edale Mountain Rescue). It’s all organised by volunteers from the PTA as the main fundraising event for the school and we have upfront costs to cover. If you buy a place and can’t take part we hope you’ll take a little solace in the support you are giving to local children.

We are no longer offering transfers due to the challenges this can create with safely tracking and contacting runners. We had a number of people this year for whom we didn’t have the correct contact details as they hadn’t been updated properly. 


This is a late Winter/early Spring event and entrants are required to carry clothing, emergency equipment and rations suitable for the varying, and possibly extreme, weather conditions. The recommended kit is: full body waterproof cover, warm layer, hat, gloves, compass, whistle and emergency food.


As this event takes place during the lambing season we regret that we cannot allow any dogs on the course or at the pavilion. To avoid any problems on the day please do not bring your dog.

Age Limit

All entrants must be at least 16 years of age. All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and must declare their age on the entry form.

Start Times

Walkers may start at any time between 7:00am and 9:00am (registration will be open from 7:00am onwards). Please do not enter as a walker if you intend to run the route (even if you are a slower runner) because the checkpoints and food stations will not be open.

The runners race starts as a mass start, on the field over the bridge, at 10:00am.

The Country Code

The route crosses private land and entrants are respectfully requested to keep to the footpaths and to honour The Country Code.

Emergency Contact

You must provide an emergency (mobile phone) telephone number so that we can contact you during the event and you can contact us if you experience a problem. The  contact numbers will be clearly stated on the race information.

Data Protection

Your personal data will be stored electronically for the purposes of race administration. This information may be used to inform you of the details of future events. Your information will not be disclosed to any other organisations. Your name, age category, running club and finishing time may published on the Grindleford Gallop Website and in the local and national press.