Bates Green Gallop

Sunday 18th of September 2022 09:00:00 AM

18 September 2022

****SOLD OUT****

Entry is via Let’s Do This. No booking fee – what you see is what you pay!

18 September 2022 > 09:00 > Bates Green Farm, Arlington > as many 3.5 mile laps as you want in 6 hours > £36/£34uka

stacks-image-0f5e8cbWe’re pleased to announce Bates Green Gallop, our popular trail run, will be back for 2022. Bates Green Farm is in Arlington, near Hailsham in East Sussex, and is home to the well known Bluebell Walk. This run takes you through some beautiful Sussex countryside, through woods, across fields and over the River Cuckmere. Visit our aid station at the end of each lap, do as many 3.5 mile laps as you want in 6 hours.

It’s a great opportunity to see how far you can go without the pressure of a fixed distance race.

Let us know when you have finished and we’ll write down your time and distance, and give you your bespoke medal. If you start your last lap before 3pm, you can finish it. Free tea, coffee and a bite to eat. The event is cup free. Please bring your own bottle, cup or hydration pack to fill up. Carry water if you need it more frequently than every lap.
As with most of our events, it is a low key, friendly affair limited to around 200 runners.

Venue Information

Tye Hill Road, Arlington, BN26 6SH


There is a large field for car parking directly opposite the farm entrance. Parking is included.

The nearest post code is BN26 6SH.
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Run HQ

Registration will be in the large barn near the entrance to the wood.

The closest post code is BN26 6SH.
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Registration opens at 8:00. Numbers are collected on the day, ID will be required. Nothing is posted. Final instructions will be emailed on the Thursday before the event. Our aid station will be near the start/finish, you will be able to access our aid station at the end of each lap. There are no other water points on the course so if you feel you will need more, please carry your own.

You will be issued with a wristband at the end of each lap for lap counting.

There is room leave bags. We will not be monitoring bags though so please don’t leave valuables.


There are toilet blocks a few metres from the start/finish.


***Subject to change***

The course for Bates Green Gallop should be considered a proper trail run! Although it is relatively flat with just a couple of climbs towards the end of the lap, the surface is a mixture of grass (which can be very long), mud, woodland, concrete and loose chippings. Some sections are very uneven, there are tree roots and some low branches! If it has been wet in the week leading up, it may be muddy. We have found over the years that the route can be extremely hard and rutted.

The course will be marked thoroughly. We do not have any fixed marshalling points on the route, as it’s a short lap we send our marshals to walk laps in reverse.

Each lap is 3.5 miles. Due to the nature of the working farms this years route means you will need to complete 8 laps for a slightly long marathon (28 miles) and 4 laps for a slightly long half marathon (14 miles)

As it is on a working farm, animal moo-vement can take place during in the run. We will do our best to inform you of any planned movements in the briefing!

*Route information is subject to change as Bates Green Gallop is on working farms but we expect to be able to continue to use the 2021 route going forward.

The route is below. It is best viewed by clicking the title below and choosing OSM outdoor.

Briefing & Information

The run briefing will be a YouTube video uploaded during the week before the event. A short brief with additional information will be given 15 minutes before the start next to start/finish. It is important you listen to the briefing in case of any changes or venue specific information. This event will be held under UK Athletics rules, a permit for this run has been applied for from the Trail Running Association. If you complete marathon distance or further, this run will count towards membership of the 100 Marathon Club.

Aid Station

The aid station is near the start/finish, and will typically be stocked with fruit, cake, POTATOES, crisps, nuts, sweets, biscuits, water and squash! You are welcome to bring your own drinks/supplies. The aid station is vegan. Product labels are kept as some products are what’s known as “accidentally vegan”.
***Bates Green Gallop is a cup free event. Please bring your own re-usable cup, bottle or hydration pack.***

If you have any requests for the aid station please let us know.


At the finish, ring the bell and exchange your lap counter wristbands for your medal. We all love a good medal so we have designed a new bespoke medal for Bates Green Gallop 2022! The 2021 medal is shown below.
2021 medal

Back at race HQ free unlimited tea and coffee will be available, while you wait for your friends to finish.

Entry Form


Date: 18 September 2022
Start Time: 9:00am
Course/Time Limit: as many 3.5 mile laps as you want in 6 hours
Entry free: £36/34uka. Booking fee included – no additional cost
Terms and age limits apply

If you have not received your registration emails, please check your junk email folder and contact us.
When you enter you will be subscribed to our mailing list for this event. We recommend you stay on this list to receive your pre-run emails.

TRA_Logo_PMS_v2This event is held under UK Athletics rules. Permit issued by TRA: 4911.
Risk Assessment
Medical Risk Assessment
Covid Risk Assessment


Our new clothing has launched at

Not everyone wants a race t-shirt, so we don’t make you have one. However, if you do want a quality souvenir t-shirt or hoodie to remind you and your friends of our events, we have sourced a high quality clothing manufacturer to provide a range of clothing.

These are not cheap plastic “technical” garments. Items are made from 100% organic cotton and produced in a factory powered by renewable energy. Products are vegan, printed to order and sent direct to you in plastic free packaging.


2021 Results
2019 Results
2018 Results
2017 Results


F: 41.8 miles 6:32:04 2018
M: 41.8 miles 5:57:33 2018