Robin Hood Half Marathon

Robin Hood Runs Again

A month to go until this year's Robin Hood Half Marathon...

It's time to get your 'running' tights ready for this year's Robin Hood Half Marathon and Mini Marathon which will return to Nottingham on 24 September. Join up to 12,000 runners; first timers, charity fundraisers and all the fancy dress costumes you can imagine and make your Prince Of Thieves dreams... a reality!

The Robin Hood Half Marathon is one of the longest established and most popular city centre road events in the UK. It is also the largest charity fundraising event in the city, raising over £330,000 for charity in 2019.

The course itself is great for both seasoned runners and beginners alike - for beginners, whose key objective is to complete the course, to more regular long distance event runners, looking to beat their personal best time. It is a single lap, 13.1 mile traffic free course. The race starts and finishes in Victoria Embankment and is undulating, so not all flat.

The picturesque route takes runners along Victoria Embankment, River Trent, past Nottingham Castle, near the Robin Hood Statue, through the Nottingham Park Estate and through Wollaton Park where there is a strong chance of spottting some deer roaming, finishing on Victoria Embankment Recreation Ground next to the River Trent.

There is also a Mini Marathon and those taking part can run or walk the 1.5 mile route in a fun community focused race with parents, friends, siblings, teachers or anyone else that you can persuade. The route largely follows the beautiful River Trent and finishes in front of huge crowds in the race village.

Judith Manson, Race Director says: “We couldn't be more thrilled to see pre pandemic numbers return to the course! Race weekend plans are in full swing and boy are we all ready for it. We already have an incredible race list of new and returning runners, and it’s growing by the day.

"Whether it’s your first 13.1 mile race or you’re a seasoned Robin Hood runner, we can’t wait to welcome you to the start line in September."

If you'd like to know more, visit the Robin Hood Half Marathon website.

Image: Robin Hood Marathon Events Facebook

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