The first race was in 1986 and was run from Kimberley Leisure Centre. It stayed at this route until 2015 when the decision was made to move out to Underwood. The popularity of running and of the Gallop made the race difficult to plan and organise, needing a lot of local service support and closing of roads. The new route in 2015 is run on private land, and runs through some stunning scenery. It is a little hilly, but the views are well worth it. It proved so popular that the route will be repeated for 2016 and hopefully this time the numbers will increase again.
The run starts and finishes at Underwood Villa. Full catering facilities are provided as well as the use of showers after the run finishes.