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Robin Hood Half Marathon

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Take part in this popular, picturesque route as you run alongside thousands of runners. With on-course entertainment, a bustling race village, and a beautiful route, you'd be crazy to miss this. The buzzing atmosphere will boost you to the finish line to run your fastest Half Marathon ever.
Participants
Mini Marathon in Partnership with Ikano Bank, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun 26th Sep 2021
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4.8
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Where and when
Location
Victoria Embankment, Nottingham NG2 2JY, UK
Start times
Half Marathon:
9:30am |
Mini Marathon in Partnership with Ikano Bank:
10:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Robin Hood Half Marathon
Mini Marathon in Partnership with Ikano Bank
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2.5km
£14.50
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£25.00 - £39.95
Route information
Robin Hood Half Marathon
One of the most popular city centre road events in the UK, this Half Marathon takes runners on a picturesque route along Victoria Embankment, River Trent, past Nottingham Castle, Robin Hood statue, The Park and Wollaton Park.
This event is also the largest charity fundraising event in the City raising over £320,000 for charity in 2019.
Perfect for seasoned and new athletes alike, this route is a single-lap, traffic-free, undulating route with just a few small inclines at mile 2, 4 and 6.
The finishes on Victoria Embankment Recreation ground next to the River Trent.
Mini Marathon
Entrants can run or walk this 1.5 mile (2.5k) route in this fun, relaxed, community race. Parents, siblings, friends, teachers, or anyone else is more than welcome to come along and follow this stunning river-front route, and cross the finish line in front of hundreds of people.
Entry includes a Robin Hood Mini Marathon in partnership with Ikano Bank T-shirt & Medal.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Bag drop
  • Catering units serving a selection of tasty food
  • Cheerleaders, stilt walkers, and bands providing entertainment
  • Massage & physio experts
  • Medical support
  • Retail and stalls
  • Toilets
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Victoria Embankment, Nottingham NG2 2JY, UK
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Parking
There are two official race car park sites both within easy walking distance of the Race Village.
  • Victoria Embankment (NG2 2JY) - This car parking will be limited and on a first come first served basis.
  • Nottingham Forest FC (NG2 5FJ) - The car park at Nottingham Forest FC is available, costing £3 per car. Access to the Nottingham Forest car park will be via Lady Bay Bridge and Pavilion Road.
By Bike
Nottingham is part of the National Cycle Network and has a large number of cycle routes throughout the city. If you are unsure of the best route then visit: www.cyclestreets.netExternalLink
where you can input your journey details and customise to your preferences. There will be an official bike park area set up on the Race Village but please note that all bikes left will be at your own risk.
By Bus
Due to road closures, some bus services in Nottingham will be affected on the day. Please look on the website for details about the course as well as the Nottingham City Transport website – www.nctx.co.ukExternalLink and Trent Barton – www.trentbarton.co.ukExternalLink for further information.
By Tram
On event day there should be a regular tram service in Nottingham. The nearest tram station is Meadows Embankment. If you are coming from outside the city it is recommended that you park at the Clifton Park & Ride site as this is the nearest to the tram stop.
By Train
The Nottingham train station is a 15 minute walk from Victoria Embankment (roughly a mile in distance). Please check all train times with National Rail www.nationalrail.co.ukExternalLink or telephone 03457 484950.
Park & Ride
There is no shuttle service to the event from the Park & Ride on Queens Drive. To Park & Ride please use one of 7 Tram sites with free parking spaces, for more information and map locations for these sites please visit www.thetram.net/park-and-ride.aspxExternalLink
Event day logistics
Friday
15:30 Race pack collection opens
18:30 Race pack collection closes
Saturday
10:00 Race pack collection opens
16:00 Race pack collection closes
Sunday
07:00 Race Village & Helpdesk opens
09:30 Half Marathon starts
10:00 Mini Marathon starts
Race Packs
Race packs will be available for collection on the Friday and Saturday before the event.
All entries made after the 6th of September will be required to collect their race pack from the event on the Friday or Saturday before the race.
If you have requested your race pack be posted to you, you should receive it by the following dates:
  • Entries made before early August - posted at the end of August
  • Entries made after early August - posted the second week in September
If your race pack does not arrive by these times then please collect a replacement pack from the events Helpdesk, which will be open on Friday evening and Saturday morning at the times listed above.
International runners will need to collect their race pack from the Helpdesk situated in the Race Village. Please bring a copy of your race entry confirmation email as well as a form of ID.
Age Requirements
Mini Marathon runners must be 4 and older on race day, with any child under 10 accompanied by an adult. Entrants must be 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon.
Start Waves
Robin Hood Half Marathon
All entrants will be issued a colour-coded race number based on the estimated finish time entrants supply when registering for the event. Please start in the wave associated with the colour on your bib.
Mini Marathon in Partnership with Ikano Bank
The Mini Marathon will have 2 waves, one for participants 11 & over and including the Nottingham Post Corporate Challenge runners. The second wave will include those U10 and all accompanying adults.
Pacers
There will be pacers at the Half Marathon running at 5-minute intervals between 1:20 and 2:30 and are a great way to help you stay on target.
Cut-off Time
Roads will open 4 hours after the race has started, and any runners still running at this time may be asked to move to paths.
Water Stations
Water stations will be positioned at every 3 mile point along the route.
Fancy Dress
Runners are more than welcome to dress up for the event, but it is recommended that you test out your outfit first to make sure it's suitable and comfortable to run in.
Elite Runners
This event welcomes elite runners and provides a number of incentives to product a fast time, including free elite entry, time bonus payments, prize money and pace runners.
The current Half Marathon course records were set by:
  • Luka Roitch in 01:01:39 (2012)
  • Winfridah Moseti in 01:12:57 (2016)
Runners with the following performances in the past 12 months should contact [email protected]ExternalLink for further details & bespoke package opportunities.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are very welcome! You are the guys who create that buzzing atmosphere and so help carry a friend or family member and everyone else from the start line to the finish line.
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FAQ's
Can I collect my race pack for the Robin Hood Half Marathon on the day of the event?
No, unfortunately you will not be able to collect your race pack on the day on the event. You will either have your race pack posted to you or you can collect it on Friday 24th or Saturday 25th.
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I cannot collect my race pack within the collection times, can someone else collect my race pack for me?
Yes, someone else can pick up your race pack on your behalf. Please bring proof that your friend/family member asked you to collect their race pack (e.g. text). The collector will be asked to sign for it.
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When will I receive my race pack for the Robin Hood Half Marathon?
You can collect your race pack (including a tshirt if you ordered it) from the race village at Victoria Embankment Recreation Ground, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 2JY, between 3.30pm-6.30pm on Friday 27th September or between 9.30am-4pm on Saturday 28th.
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At what time does the Robin Hood Half Marathon start?
The Half Marathon starts at 9.30am. The Mini Marathon starts at 10am. Your race number is colour-coded and will correspond to a colour-coded start zone, based on your estimated finish time. You will start with runners of a similar pace to you.
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Is the Robin Hood Half Marathon family-friendly?
Yes! The Mini Marathon is open to children as young as 4. Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied by a responsible adult who has also paid to enter the race.
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Can I take part in the Robin Hood Half Marathon in a day wheelchair?
Yes, please contact the event organiser at [email protected] to make arrangements.
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Can I bring my dog to Robin Robin Hood Marathon?
Yes, but please bear in mind that with over 13,000 people, the race village will be extremely busy. Therefore, for the safety of your dog and other runners all we ask is that you keep them on a lead.
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Can I run with a buggy at the Robin Hood Half Marathon?
Unfortunately buggies are not permitted along the route.
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How do I find my results from the Robin Hood Half Marathon?
The results will be available online on the evening of the race and will be published in the Nottingham Post.
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Can I wear headphones at the Robin Hood Half Marathon?
​For health and safety reasons, the organisers recommend earphones or any device which may impede hearing/listening to instructions both before and during the race are not used. Whilst bone conduction headphones are approved for use in road races under UKA rules of competition, they still recommend that you do not wear them.
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Reviews
4.8
6 reviews
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Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
I've ran the last 3 races and though there are some tough hills on route, this is one of my favourite events with some lovely sights of the city on route. The event is well supported throughout the course and the whole weekend is very family friendly.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
A tough course but really well set up and organised - the support en route was really motivating. Was a bit difficult to get to the correct pen but the facilities at the event were really good
Meg
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Only very small amounts of hill, great way of seeing the city and great for a fast half. Could have been improved by a goody bag
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This was 2nd time at the Robin Hood and I love it, the course has some tough hills in the 1st half and flattens out during the 2nd half, a good challenge and a fantastic route
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Excellent event .well organised and brilliantly marshalled. Challenging course, plenty of hills at the beginning. Closed roads. Will be back in 2020
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Its a well organised friendly and scenic route round town. The Nottingham half is a bit tougher than the other half's I have done because its a bit hilly the run up to the castle and through the Park is pretty steep and there's run through Wollaton Park too, so maintaining a steady pace is much more difficult. I think the weather forecast kept the crowd numbers down this year, I remember many more in previous years.
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Recent Questions
mk Run
15/09/2021
Where can I collect the Race pack?
Asia Begum
18/09/2021
village at Victoria Embankment Recreatin Ground, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 2JY, between 3.30pm-6.30pm on Friday 27th September or between 9.30am-4pm on Saturday 28th. Alternatively, you can have it delivered to a UK address for a postage fee of £1.50, in which case it should arrive at least 10 days before race day.
James Hitchcock
21/09/2021
Hi-we weren’t given the option to have the packs delivered? And we registered on and before the 13th Sept. please can we collect them on the day. Thanks
Asia Begum
18/09/2021
In the middle of a field of the race village at Victoria Embankment Recreation Ground, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 2JY, between 3.30pm-6.30pm on Friday 27th September or between 9.30am-4pm on Saturday 28th.
sarah-jo lee
30/08/2021
How can i contact goldline events to follow up an order?
Madeleine Raynel
01/09/2021
Replied below :) Just email Hi Sarah-Jo, if you send an email to [email protected] and they'll be able to help or direct you
sarah-jo lee
30/08/2021
How can i check my order?
Madeleine Raynel
01/09/2021
Hi Sarah-Jo, if you send an email to [email protected], the team will be able to help you out
Gemma Sewell
29/08/2019
I haven't received my confirmation email? do you know when these get sent out?
Steph Ede
30/08/2019
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Please could you send customer support an email and they will definitely be able to help you out with this - [email protected] Many thanks! :)
Steve Rodgers
25/08/2019
Is this event Chip timed?
Steph Ede
28/08/2019
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. This event is chip timed. The electronic chip will be contained within your race number! :)
Yacine Yaz Sahel
02/08/2019
Is marathon CANCELLED? ?
Steph Ede
06/08/2019
Hi there. This event has two distances, the Half Marathon and 2.5km Mini Marathon. There is no longer a marathon route :)
prashantha vaitla
29/07/2019
Hi, I am thinking of walking the half marathon. Is that allowed? Will there be others doing the same? I might need full 4 hours to complete it by walking. Will I be given a later start time or earlier start time to give enough time to complete? Many Thanks, Prashantha
Steph Ede
30/07/2019
Hi there! The Half Marathon has a strict 4 hour time limit to re-open roads and has no early or late start times! :)