The Sixth Sandwell Six Towns Challenge Walk/Run

Sandwell Ramblers, in conjunction with Sandwell MBC and sponsors My Time Active (Sandwell Stride Health Walks), are staging the sixth Six Towns Challenge event on Bank Holiday Sunday 30 August 2015, starting and finishing at the Sandwell Show in Sandwell Valley, B71 4BG (OS 019915, Explorer 220).

The self led routes include country parks and open spaces with minimal road walking and make extensive use of the canal system which was the lifeblood of the Black Country during its heyday. The 26 mile route visits each of Sandwell’s Six Towns and includes the 1.75 miles of the famous Netherton Tunnel (torch essential), which in 2013 underwent a four month restoration scheme by the Canal & River Trust at a reported cost of £1.5 million. For details, see

Refreshments and snacks will be provided at checkpoints and the finish.

Start will be at 8.30am for 26 miles (check-in from 7.30am),
9.30am for 18 miles (check-in from 8.30am)
and 10.00am for 14 miles (check-in from 9.30am) for both runners and walkers.
All to finish by 8pm.
The 5 miles guided Sandwell Stride Jamboree walk will start at 11.00am (check-in from 10.30)
Certificates for all finishers.
Entrants under 18 to be accompanied by an adult.

The previous five year’s events attracted entrants from far and wide including London, Lancashire, South Wales, Oxford, Cheltenham, Devon and a good number from the West Midlands. Details of the 2014 event below.

£6 entrance for 26, 18 & 14 miles routes (which includes free parking for pre-entries), and free for the 5 miles guided walk.
Entries on the day £7 for 26, 18 & 14 miles plus parking.

Applications for entry forms to Tony Potter (Events Manager),
Sandwell Park Farm,
Salters Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B71 4BG
Daytime phone 0121 553 0220. Email