Nottingham Christmas Marathon & 10k (Saturday)

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. Marathon runners complete 8 full laps and a part lap. Bespoke Christmas medal, goody bag and free unlimited photo downloads. Chip timing.

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  • 10k Affiliated Must be 18 years or over
    £21 BOOK
  • 10k Unaffiliated Must be 18 years or over
    £23 BOOK
  • Marathon Affiliated Must be 18 years or over
    £36 BOOK
  • Marathon Unaffiliated Must be 18 years or over
    £38 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.

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

10k: 8:45am start; Marathon: 10:15am start.

This is a flat tarmac lap race with good PB potential

Registration Help Desk:

Saturday 7am-5pm

Sunday 7am-10:30am

The Marathon is 800m from Registration

Cut off time: Marathon 7 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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  • 10k Affiliated Must be 18 years or over
    £21 CLOSED
  • 10k Unaffiliated Must be 18 years or over
    £23 CLOSED
  • Marathon Affiliated Must be 18 years or over
    £36 CLOSED
  • Marathon Unaffiliated Must be 18 years or over
    £38 CLOSED

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Marathon Mayhem

Not a great start upon arrival, despite paying £5 & being almost an hour early there was no parking & no sign of a Marshall, people driving to end of path & turning around, eventually they open another car park, unfortunately for those parked in there we were directed the wrong way round course to start (sign wrong way round) around a dozen of us realised & jogged towards start where we got near & was told to get off track as they were starting & we were against the flow, onto the wet soggy ground we go as the race starts. It’s chipped so no worries they say, ok sure enough but terrible start & several sections of path was still frozen. If this was a Parkrun it would have been cancelled for sure & can’t help thinking that with money paid it was a decision made financially rather than sensibility, if the race was delayed by say an hour it would have allowed the morning frost to have thawed although it was bitterly cold all morning. The marshalls deserved medals, they were superb. Unfortunately one guy fell over in the ice & he looked in a bad way with a bash to the head but the ambulance was quick on the scene. The food/drink tent was great & well used by me.

Martin Dearie / Jan 13, 2020

No atmosphere 10k

10k started at 08:45 - despite frost forecast the path hadn’t been gritted so lots of pockets of ice. Event details say there’s music every mile there isn’t. The feed station is right next to the end of the first lap and only one Marshall out on the course for the rest of the 5km lap. The marathon starting after the 10k finishes means that you are finishing your 10k having to run through people walking around the finish line waiting for the marathon. Medal, goodie bag and photos are great but otherwise was an incredibly boring event wouldn’t do it again.

Rachel Hearn / Dec 02, 2019

Foggy delight - Marathon

This was a new type of marathon for me and had my doubts to whether I would enjoy it.
I have to say the entire day was excellently well planned and organised, the support team were top notch and their level of encouragement and enthusiasm was excellent.
Thoroughly enjoyed it, even if I could see where I was going through the fog.

Adam Tackley / Dec 02, 2019

Well organised and fun

Helpful organisers, music and support was great. Nice medal and cool little goodie bag. Atmosphere was very nice!

Cecilia Fenner / Dec 02, 2019

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