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

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Take part in this Christmas Running weekend and get into the festive spirit. With five race options, this is a perfect opportunity to complete an event alongside friends and family. The course if almost completely flat, so is a great chance to set a new PB.

Review summary

3.7
9 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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John B
"Dreadful organisation. I arrived 35 minutes before the start to huge queues for..."

R

Rachel O
"Very well organised half marathon. Lovely atmosphere. Ash, 2 hour pacer, was..."

C

Chris T
"Course was exactly as described, 4 laps around the water, the organisation was..."
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How to enter the Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.21mi
    Booked recentlyBooked 4 times this week
    £36–£38
    Booked recentlyBooked 4 times this week
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Booked recentlyBooked 8 times this week
    £26–£28
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  3. 5K

    Run 5km
    Booked recentlyBooked 3 times this week
    £14–£16
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  4. 10km

    Run 10km
    Booked recentlyBooked 3 times this week
    £21–£23
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  5. Fun Run

    Run 1mi
    £6
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Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run routes

The course is a flat lap race, all taking place on tarmac, so it's a great opportunity for setting a new PB!

Runners will complete a set number of laps of the route, depending on which race they are running:

  • 1 Mile Fun Run: Out and Back
  • 5k: 1 Lap
  • 10k: 2 Laps
  • Half Marathon: 4 Full Laps and an extra part of a lap
  • Marathon: 8 Full Laps and an extra part of a lap

At the completion of each lap, the number of completed laps will be displayed on a screen and you have the option of receiving a lap band to keep track.

Your split times for each lap and final race time will be displayed live.

Please keep to the Right Hand side of the road in order to allow fast runners to pass on the left.

Full UKA Permit , Course Accuracy Cert 17/466 to 17/469Start Areas

Cut Off Times

Marathon 7 Hours

Half Marathon 4 Hours

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Finisher's unique Christmas Medal
  • Goody Bag
  • Free unlimited online photo downloads from Mick Hall photography
  • Chip timing with live results including split/lap times
  • You will receive your race pack, including timing chip, race number and instructions in the post a couple of weeks before the event.
  • There will be food and drink stations every 2.8 miles. These will supply water/electrolyte drinks in paper cups, sweets, chocolate, and cakes. You have the option of leaving your own choice of nutrition at the station.
  • First Aid on every lap
  • Portable toilets will be located by the feed station, the Boat House, and the start lines of the Half Marathon and Full Marathon
  • Musical entertainment every mile and at the finish line
  • There will be an indoor cafe open all day, or there will be outdoor Refreshment stalls.

Prizes:

  • Marathon: 1st M/F (£75), 2nd M/F (£50), 3rd M/F (£30)
  • Half Marathon: 1st M/F (£100), 2nd M/F (£50), 3rd M/F (£30
  • 5k/10k: 1st M/F (£50), 2nd M/F (£40), 3rd M/F (£25)
  • Fun Run: 1st M/F (Surprise Prize)

Age: Must be 18 Years or Over.

Raceday Logistics

Address: National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU

Please note the distances from registration to the different starting lines:

  • Half Marathon: 1.4 miles
  • Marathon: 800m
  • 10k: 600m
  • 5k: 400m
  • Fun Run: Nearby registration

Saturday Timings:

  • 07:00am: Registration Help Desk opens
  • 08:45am: 10k Starts
  • 10:15am: Marathon Starts
  • 17:00pm: Registration Help Desk closes
  • 17:15pm: Marathon Cut Off time (7 hours)

Sunday Timings:

  • 07:00am: Registration Help Desk opens
  • 09:00am: Fun Run Starts
  • 10:00am: 5k Starts
  • 10:30am: Registration Help Desk closes
  • 11:30am: Half Marathon Starts
  • 15:30pm: Half Marathon Cut Off time (4 hours)
Kit List

Since it's Festive event, why not put on some Christmas-themed fancy dress or accessorize your outfit with tinsel/reindeer ears?

As the route has sections with Pedestrian Paths, it is only allowed to wear headphones over/in one ear.

There is a bag drop area by registration where you can leave any baggage.

Spectators

For spectators, there will be refreshments available all day either at the Main Cafe or at the outdoor catering stalls. There will also be music played at the finish area, so you can add to the festive atmosphere with your support!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter on the day
There are no day entries for this event
What is the cut off time for the marathon?
The cut off time is 7 hours
Do I have to pay for photos?
The photos for this event are free.
Is there somewhere safe to leave my bag?
There is a secure bag drop at registration
What can I do if my race pack doesn't arrive in time?
You can sign in at the registration desk and the organisers will issue you with a new bib.
Is there transport from the city centre to the start?
There is no organised transport to the start line.
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Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

4°C
Predicted highs
-1°C
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Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run reviews (9)

3.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Friendly atmosphere

Family-friendly

Perfect for a PB

  • J

    John B

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Dreadful organisation. I arrived 35 minutes before the start to huge queues for the car park. There was clearly inadequate planning for a second car park if the first one couldn't be used due to the weather. (It's been one of the wettest Novembers on record - they should have taken this into account.) I was eventually directed to 'another car park' by a guy in a high viz - there were no signs to this second car park. No further signs or stewards down the main road to direct anyone. I ended up on a potholed road that needed a Land Rover to drive through it properly. I turned back twice and was told not to park in a car park that looked adequate, but to go to a car park 'further down.' Again, nothing marked. Second time I turned round, I was finally directed onto a road that took me half a mile to a car park. By this time it was 25 minutes after the race had been due to start. There was no one in the car park to direct me and it was clear that the race had already started. I went back to the hi viz guys at the car park entrance and asked them where was I supposed to go once in the car park. One of them held his left arm out and said, 'you turn right along the lake when you get to the car park.' I said, 'Do you mean left?' He replied, 'Err... Yeah. Left.' At that point I gave up. Useless. Never doing a Time2Run event again.
  • R

    Rachel O

    Did the Half Marathon in 2019

    Very well organised half marathon. Lovely atmosphere. Ash, 2 hour pacer, was brilliant and got me through the run! Thank you!!
  • C

    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