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Scarily attired runners in the Worksop Halloween Half Marathon

Worksop Halloween Half promises a fang-tastic run

It is the 40th year of this popular themed race.

Witches, ghosts, skeletons and vampires will be out in force at Worksop Halloween Half Marathon (Sunday 30 October) for a race with no tricks but plenty of treats. The scary hills of Clumber Park are waiting for them...

The Worksop Halloween Half Marathon is a long established race which attracts all types of runners who enjoy the challenging course and atmosphere. Organised by Worksop Harriers & AC it is always held on the last Sunday in October and participants get into the spirit of the occasion by wearing Halloween fancy dress. This is the event to unleash your creativity.

It starts at 10am from Outwood Academy Portland in Worksop and heads away from there and into the countryside. The undulating to hilly route goes through Clumber Park – a National Trust property in The Dukeries, Nottinghamshire with nearly 4,000 acres of parkland, woodland, gardens and a lake. It is a visual delight at this time of year and this race is described as ‘the scenic one’. 

Amusing signs around the course at Mile 8 will raise more than a few smiles as the legs begin to tire. Runners climb up to Worksop College, pass the Golf Club then build up a head of steam on the mile long downhill  section to the finish at the Academy. 

The male and female prize lists include trophies for the winning Nottinghamshire County team; Vouchers and Hoka One shoes for the Open Cat top three men and women and vouchers for age group winners.            

All finishers receive a medal, t-shirt, water and photos courtesy of Mick Hall Photography. 

Weather conditions were grim at the 2021 event and everyone is hoping it will be fine and dry for this year. 

Entries are selling fast so if you want to get your teeth into a tough yet rewarding race then sign up now at the Worksop Halloween Half Marathon website.

Image courtesy of Worksop Half Marathon.

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