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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  • 5k Affiliated
    £14 BOOK
  • 5k Unaffiliated
    £16 BOOK
  • Half Marathon Affiliated
    £26 BOOK
  • Half Marathon Unaffiliated
    £28 BOOK
  • Fun Run
    £6 BOOK

Results will be live and show your split times for each lap

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)

Unique bespoke Christmas Medal

Goody bag

A bag drop area located at the Registration area

Free unlimited photo downloads

Chip timing

Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each event

Fun Run winning M/F - prize

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

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

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

Follow signage to Car Park from Adbolton Lane, then signage to Registration. Day parking is available at a cost of £5 per car on a new Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) System managed by Serco who manage the Country Park.

To register for a car parking account - this can be done either via the website:, or by calling 01158720249

The location code is 800800

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

This is a flat tarmac lap race with good PB potential

Registration Help Desk:

Saturday 7am-5pm

Sunday 7am-10:30am

NB: The Half Marathon is 1.4 miles from Registration

5k - 400m from Registration

Fun Run - near Registration

Cut off time: Half Marathon 4 Hours

2019 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

Finisher shirts & hoodies are available to purchase at Registration

No entries on the day

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  • 5k Affiliated
    £14 CLOSED
  • 5k Unaffiliated
    £16 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon Affiliated
    £26 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon Unaffiliated
    £28 CLOSED
  • Fun Run
    £6 CLOSED

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First race, loved it

Molly Cushing / Dec 02, 2019

Well organised

Very well organised event, slightly slow of the start line and not as much Christmas music as expected but excellent still!!

Samantha Green / Dec 02, 2019

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