Bates Green Gallop

Bates Green Gallop

15 September 2024, 9am
Bates Green Farm, Arlington
3.6 mile trail loops, as many as you want in 6 hours
Entries from £32

Sunday 15th of September 2024 09:00:00 AM

Entries open midday on Friday 24th November!


We’re pleased to announce Bates Green Gallop, our popular trail run, will be back for its 7th running in 2023. 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 3.6 mile laps as you want in 6 hours.

“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.

Because of our commitment to inclusivity Bates Green Gallop has been recognised by a new running community called Everyoneruns.

Everyoneruns challenges the running industry to make a more inclusive community; every run, time, shape, size, distance counts.

Entry Categories for 2024

In an attempt to further reduce our environmental footprint and give value for money we have 3 entry categories for 2024.

Regular Entry Fee: £42/£40 UKA
The standard entry category. You will receive the 2024 medal.

Saver Entry Fee: £39/37 UKA – OLD MEDAL
If you still like a medal but aren’t particular about what it looks like and just want recognition for completing the run. You will receive one of our previous years’ medals.

Just Run Entry Fee £34/32 UKA – NO MEDAL
There are a growing number of people that have an abundance of medals and just want to run! This great value option also helps the environment the most.

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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Registration & 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.

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

Once the run begins the registration area will be converted into the aid station.

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 3.57 miles. Due to the nature of the working farms this year’s route means you will need to complete 8 laps for a slightly long marathon (28.56 miles) and 4 laps for a slightly long half marathon (14.28 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. The route for 2023 is largely the same as 2022. As ever, a preliminary inspection takes place a couple of weeks before, then a final inspection takes place the day before the run.

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 entire aid station is vegan friendly. 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. Please bring a mug for hot drinks***


At the finish, ring the bell and exchange your lap counter wristbands for your medal. We all love a good medal, but you can opt to receive an old medal or no medal at all if you prefer.

The 2023 medal featuring Licky

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


Date: 15/09/2024
Start Time: 9:00am
Distance: 3.6 mile loops
Time limit: 6 hours

Regular Entry Fee: £42/£40 UKA – New medal design

Saver Entry Fee: £39/37 UKA – OLD MEDAL

Just Run Entry Fee £34/32 UKA – NO MEDAL

No booking fees, what you see is what you pay!
Terms and age limits apply

Entries open midday on Friday 24th November!

On the day entries may be available if we have not sold out at £45. Exact money or card payment accepted.

If you have not received your registration emails, please check your junk email folder first, then contact Let’s Do This.
When you enter you will be subscribed to our mailing list. We recommend you stay on this list until after the event to receive your pre-run & post run emails. (But hopefully you will stay subscribed longer😊)


This event is held under UK Athletics rules. Permit applied for TRA: 5710.
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Would you like to volunteer with us to help make Bates Green Gallop a success? Choose from one of our volunteer rewards below, and we’ll get back to you to confirm details. Roles include course marshal, medal giver-outer, water boy or girl, registration etc… 😊

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    Bates Green Gallop organic cotton hoodies will be available to order on the Let’s Do This booking form for £40. Take advantage of the lower price when ordering at the booking stage. This is because we can then order them in bulk and either you can collect them on the day, or if you are local to us, we might be able to arrange a collection before the event!

    Otherwise, clothing can be purchased individually direct from

    Teemill manufacture high quality garments. 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.


    2023 Results
    2022 Results
    2021 Results
    2019 Results
    2018 Results
    2017 Results


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



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