Hyde-based Davies Sports, the leaders in supplying sports equipment to the education sector, no rx are announced as an Official Partner of the Tour of Tameside for 2017 and 2018.

The multi-day running event that was brought back to Tameside in 2015 is proving a great hit with the biggest businesses in Tameside and Davies Sports joins New Charter and Kerry Foods in supporting the biggest community focussed sporting event of the year.

Chris Mahady, Managing Director of Davies Sports said “We’re delighted to be working with Sports Tours International on the iconic Tour of Tameside. We passionately believe in everyone getting active regardless of age or ability. The Tour of Tameside offers a great opportunity for every level whether that’s completing the full 4 day Tour, being part of the Relay, stepping up to the Schools Challenge or taking part in the family events. It’s sure to be an inspirational event and we wish all the participants the best of luck including my colleagues from Davies Sports”.

Davies Sports supply quality equipment and resources for all ages and abilities. They work closely with sport, PE and education experts to help develop each participant’s potential, giving the foundation for a lifetime of activity.

Kevin Harmer, UK Events & Sponsorship Manager at Sports Tours International said; “Davies Sports and the Tour of Tameside share very similar key objectives, those being passionate about inclusion for all in sport and using sport to help build a mentality of health and wellbeing for the future. We are extremely pleased to have them on board for this years event and also in 2018!”

The 2017 event will begin with Stage 1 the ‘X-Trail 10k’ on Thursday evening the 15th of June in Daisy Nook and Park Bridge Country Parks in Ashton before moving onto Stage 2, on Friday evening the 16th of June, the infamous ‘Hell on the Fell’ in Copley, Stalybridge will take place.

Stage 3 is Saturday morning the 17th of June where runners will take on the 13.1 mile ‘Hero Half Marathon’ along the Longendale Trail before the final day, Stage 4 on Sunday the 18th of June where the Tour will finish with the classic ‘Dr Ron 7’ (formerly know as the Hyde 7 and now named after the founding father of the Tour of Tameside Dr Ron Hill MBE) – a seven mile road run where many friends and family will line the route to welcome the competitors home.

The Tour recognises that not all runners wish to run all four days back-to-back, so Sports Tours International have again opened up ‘Single Stage Entries’ for those wishing to run one, two or three of the individual days. The option encourages beginners and those who wish to run shorter to still become a part of the Tour of Tameside.

To enter the Full Tour or any of the Single Stages of the Tour of Tameside 2017, please visit www.touroftameside.com or call 0161 703 8161 to secure your place.

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