Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

Sat 30th Nov 2019
Water Sports Centre, Nottingham NG12 2LU, UK
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Join the Time2RunEvents Team for this Festive 2 Days of Running around the National Water Sports Center in Nottingham. Both Days There will be Live Music, Great Atmosphere with grandstand Finish, Open to all Abilities with a 7 Hour Cut off Marathon & 4 Hour Half.

You must be 12 years and over for the 5k and 17 years & Over For The Half & 18 Years & Over For Full Marathon.

Please note: 2019 Chips/Race Numbers & Instructions Will be Posted Out 2 Weeks Before the Event There is No Need to Register on the Day Go Straight to the Start.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.21mi
    10:15am Sat 30th Nov 2019
    Tickets available
  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    11:30am Sun 1st Dec 2019
    Tickets available
  3. 10K

    Run 10km
    8:45am Sat 30th Nov 2019
    Tickets available
  4. 5K

    Run 5km
    10:00am Sun 1st Dec 2019
    Tickets available
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What’s Included

Age: Must be 18 Years or Over.

Course Details
  • This is a Flat Tarmac Lap Race With Good PB Potential. Marathon Runners Complete 8 Full Laps and a Part Lap Half Marathon Runners Complete 4 Full Laps and a Part Lap5k – 1 Lap1 Mile – Out & BackThere is Optional Lap Bands as You Cross the Lap Timing Mat and a Screen of How Many Laps you Have Completed (You will need to stop running to read this)Results will be Live and Show Your Split Times for Each Lap (Recorded each Time you Cross the Lap Mat)Full UKA Permit , Course Accuracy Cert 17/466 to 17/469Start Areas


    Marathon – 800m From Registration

    5k – 400m From Registration

    Fun Run – Near Registration

    Feed Station

    A Feed Station will be Placed at Least Every 2.8 Miles. It will be Stocked with Cup Water, Electrolyte Drink, Various Sweets, Chocolate & Cake. You can also Leave Personal Nutrition at the Feedstation.

Cut Off Times

Marathon 7 Hours

Half Marathon 4 Hours

Raceday Logistics


A Bag Drop Area is Located at the Registration Area, Baggage is Left at your own Risk and is Sometimes Not Manned. Please put your Own Labels on any Baggage with Name and Race Number on.


Car Parking

Follow Signage to Car Park from Adbolton Lane on Saturday and Sunday then Signage to Registration. Day Parking is Available at a Cost of £5 Per Car on a New ANPR System Managed by Serco who Manage the Country Park.

To  register for a car parking account this can be done either via the website:, or by calling 01158720249

The  location code is 800800

Time2Run Take No Financial Gain from the Car Parking and is Completely Managed by the Landowners.

If you have any Issues Regarding Car Parking Please Contact Serco on  0115 982 1212 or [email protected]



Will be Located inside the Main Building Near Registration

On Course Portable Toilets Every 1 Mile Located Near the Feed Station, the Boat House, Half Marathon Start & Marathon Start.


The Route is on Pedestrian Paths Sections, We will Allow 1 Ear Headphones, Please Keep to the Right Hand Side and Allow Fast Runners to Pass you on the Left.

Around the Route

Stage areas with Music every 1 Mile, and at the Finish Area.

First Aid

Located at the Portacabin Every 2.8 Miles


The Main Cafe will be Open All Day for Breakfast & Lunch, There will Also be  Outdoor Catering. If you would Like a Stall at the Registration Area Please

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Reviews (7)

3.9 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Chris T

    Did the Half Marathon in 2017

    Course was exactly as described, 4 laps around the water, the organisation was poor I am afraid, collecting numbers was difficult and slow, they ran out of the baguettes that were meant for all finishers and no T shirt with the race pack. Very expensive as no need for road closures and finish bag was poor, so not sure what the money was spent on? Its a shame due to the layout there was only crowd on a small stand near start line so felt a very lonely course.
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    Go to bed before midnight.Run more.
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    I enjoyed this event, I know many people dont like laps as it can be boring, but it has its advantages as you nearly always have company, And easier to pace yourself, the only complaint the car park at 5 pound is a bit much, I managed to pay at reception, but was frustrated at the car park as a debit card was wanted to park as a runner I dont take my cards with me.
  • Did the Marathon in 2018

    Great organisation! Yes the course is a little dull BUT there were toilets every mile, a well stocked feed station with water, electrolytes and food every lap and the course was flat. Perfect for me as a first timer
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Parking was a little confusing.
  • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

    Im glad I picked my number on the Saturday to save so much walking before the race - however some of it cant be avoided due to the venue. Maybe one more music station would be good. All information provided was good and accurate. This is out of your control - the car park is a bit of a state and badly needs resurfacing! However parking was only 2 - definitely get the app beforehand - saves any messing about on the day! Great Marshalls!
  • Did the 5K in 2017

    I did the 10k Notts Christmas Run in 2017 Even tho i found event very well organised, the actual route (5k) is flat & very open and found i didnt enjoy the run Wont be doing this run again sorry

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