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. 

If you cancel your place (click on the link in your email, scroll to the end for the cancel button) then the next person on the waiting list will be offered the chance to book.


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 minimum required kit is: full body waterproof cover, hat, gloves, map, compass, whistle and emergency food. We strongly recommend but do not insist on a warm layer. There will be spot checks at registration and at the start. In some years the race has started in beautiful conditions, but our marshals up in the more exposed locations can testify that they haven’t stayed that way! We need everyone to carry enough to keep themselves safe in the event of an injury or illness that means you can’t move and need to wait for help.


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 7am and 9am (registration will be open from 7am 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 and it makes it difficult to track people. If you think you will complete the route in 6 hours or less, you should be classed as a runner and start at 10am.

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

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.