Nottingham Christmas Half Marathon, 5k & Fun Run (Sunday)

National Water Sports Centre, Nottinham

Organiser's Description

A festive day of running around the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. Fast, flat, lapped races with good PB potential. Half Marathon runners complete 4 full laps and a part lap, 5k runners complete 1 lap, and the 1 mile Fun Run is an out and back course. Bespoke Christmas medal, goody bag and free unlimited photo downloads. Full UKA Permit. Chip timing.

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  • 5 km Must be 12 Years or Over
    £16 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon Must be 17 Years or Over
    £28 CLOSED
  • 1 mile Fun Run Open to All Ages
    £6 CLOSED

All finishers receive a bespoke medal

Christmas stocking

Free unlimited digital photo downloads.

Chip timing & live results with split lap times.

Half Winning M/F - £100; 2nd M/F - £50; 3rd M/F - £30

5k/10k Winning M/F - £50; 2nd M/F - £40; 3rd M/F - £25

Fun Run Winning M/F - Prize

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)

A bag drop area located at the Feed Station area

A feed station will be placed at least every 2.8 Miles. It will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink, various sweets, chocolate & cake.


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

By car:

As you approach Nottingham, follow the brown tourist signs for the National Water Sports Centre which will direct you to the site.

By train:

Nottingham Station is the principal railway station in Nottingham and the Greater Nottingham area. The venue is around 20 minutes by taxi from Nottingham Station

By bus:

11C - Green Line - Nottingham : City - National Water Sports Centre

Limited day parking at the venue is available at a cost of £5 per car, and will be taken by National Watersports Centre Car Park Management Staff who manage the Country Park. Once car parking is full you will need to find car parking elsewhere.

Fun Run: 9am start; 5k: 10am start; Half Marathon: 11.30am start.


Registration Help Desk:

Sunday 7am-10.30am

Upon Arrival: Please go straight to the start line for your race, you do not need to go to the Help Desk as you have everything you need already. Dn’t forget your bib as we cannot guarantee a replacement bib on the day.

Don’t forget to collect your free Santa hat at the start line of each race!!

Race Numbers: DO NOT REMOVE THE CHIP THAT IS ON THE REVERSE OF THE BIB! Race distances can be identified from the bib numbers by colour. The numbers for each race are printed in a different colour: Fun Run Green, Half Marathon White, 5k Blue. And because it’s nearly Christmas, bibs have 2 Christmas symbols in the top corners. If yours has 2 dollar signs you win £20, if you have 2 Christmas bells you get a free entry to next year's event, and if you have two Christmas presents, collect a gift at the finish. All prizes must be collected at the finish line on the day of the race

This is a flat tarmac lap race with good PB potential

Half Marathon start is 1.4 miles from Help Desk/1 mile from the car park

5k start is 400m from Help Desk

Fun Run start is On the finish line

Cut off time: Half Marathon 4 Hours

All Races finish at the same location at the Grandstand.

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.

Baggage is left at your own risk and the bag drop area is sometimes not manned. Please put your own labels on any baggage with name and Race number.

Toilets are located inside the main building near Registration. Portable toilets every 1 mile located near the feed station, the Boat House & Marathon start

Headphones: The route is on pedestrian paths sections - we will allow 1 ear headphones

Please keep to the right hand side and allow faster runners to pass you on the left

There will be stage areas with music every mile, and at the finish area.

First Aid: Located at the Portacabin every 2.8 Miles

No entries on the day

The main cafe will be open all day for breakfast & lunch. There will also be outdoor catering.

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  • 5 km Must be 12 Years or Over
    £16 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon Must be 17 Years or Over
    £28 CLOSED
  • 1 mile Fun Run Open to All Ages
    £6 CLOSED

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