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Nottingham Christmas Marathon & 10k (Saturday)

National Water Sports Centre, Nottinham

Nottingham NG12 2LU, United Kingdom

Sat 05th December 2020

Starting at 08:45

2 races

£24.75 - £39.75

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.


  • 10 Km

    Must Be 15 Yrs or Over

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £24.75 CLOSED
  • Marathon

    Must Be 18 Years or Over

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £39.75 CLOSED


  • 10 Km

    Must Be 15 Yrs or Over

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £24.75 CLOSED
  • Marathon

    Must Be 18 Years or Over

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £39.75 CLOSED
What's Included

All finishers receive a bespoke medal

Christmas stocking

Free unlimited digital photo downloads.

Chip timing & live results with split lap times.

Marathon Winning M/F - £75; 2nd M/F - £50; 3rd M/F - £30

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

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

How To Get There

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

Event Information

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


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: Marathon Red, 10k Yellow. 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

Registration Help Desk:

Saturday 7am-5pm

Marathon start is 800m from Help Desk

10k start is 600m from Help Desk

Cut off time: Marathon 7 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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3.6 · 4 Reviews


·a year ago

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.

·a year ago

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.

·a year ago

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.

·a year ago

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


National Water Sports Centre, Nottinham