FAQ

  • When will I receive my race pack?

    All race numbers and timing chips are to be collected on or before the day.  PLEASE NOTE: No information will be sent out in the post.  Collection desks will be open from 08:00am on race day at Outwood Academy Portland.  Please follow the clearly marked one way system in operation to avoid congestion inside the school.  There is NO parking on site so please allow yourself plenty of time to walk from where you are parked.  You are not required to bring anything to the registration desk, simply check your number beforehand and go to the appropriate collection desk.

    ​If it's convenient for you and you would like to collect your number on Saturday, the registration desks will be open in the sports hall (back door) at Outwood Academy Portland from 12noon - 3.00p.m.  Please make sure you know your race number, which can be found on the Half Marathon website. There will be no vehicular access onto the school site from Sparken Hill, but feel free to park nearby and walk in. The registration desks will then reopen at 8.00 a.m. on Sunday morning. 

    If you are collecting a number on behalf of a friend, please have a copy of their confirmation with you.

  • Where can I park?

    For parking locations please click here. There is NO parking at Outwood Academy Portland.  It is your responsibility to get to the race on time. Please plan your journey before you set off and whatever mode of transport you use, allow extra time for delays or congestion. We suggest you aim to arrive at the event venue where the race starts no later than 09.00. to avoid peak time queues.  We suggest you familiarise yourself with the car parks around Worksop and have a contingency in place in case your chosen car park is full.  Where possible, please car share.   Please do not use the postcode for Outwood Academy in your sat nav or attempt to park there as you will be turned away. No parking is available at the school for runners or fun runners.  If street parking, please be courteous to residents and do not block driveways or park across corners.

  • Will there be a secure baggage drop facility?

    Runners are able to leave their baggage within the Charity Baggage Area, kindly organised by JOEL, prior to the race beginning. It will be clearly signed. JOEL will be very grateful if you are able to make a small donation as you drop off/pick up your bag.  Please expect to queue to drop/collect your baggage during peak times.  Please ensure you have everything you need before dropping your bag as reclaiming it again before the start of the race causes delays.  Please attach the tear off strip on your race number to your bag before handing it in.  You MUST produce your race number to retrieve your bag after the race.

  • What if I can no longer take part?

    All information regarding refunds, deferred entries and entry transfers can be found here: Refunds and Cancellation Policy

  • Is there a closing date and can I enter on the day?

    Entries will close on October 23rd, or sooner if the entry limit of 3,000 has been reached.  There will be NO half marathon entries on the day. Entries on the day will be for the fun run only.

  • Can I wear headphones?

    We strongly advise against wearing headphones or using ipods/smartphones etc during the race. Runners do so at their own risk. If you choose to use such equipment, we please ask that you be vigilant at all times and to please turn the devices off before the start of the race so that you are able to hear any announcements.

  • Is there an entry limit for the half marathon?

    Yes, this race is limited to 3,000 entries. Entries will close once the limit has been reached.

  • Do I need to buy a separate entry for the fun run if I am accompanying a child?

    No, you only need to buy a separate entry if you would like a medal and a recorded time for yourself.

  • Why can't I select my club name from a drop down list on the entry form?

    Try typing in the first 3 or 4 letters of your club name and wait a few seconds, a drop down list should then appear for you to select from. If your club still isn't listed, please let us know here.

  • I am on the entry list but why don't I have a race number or age category?

    These may not show immediately but will appear within a few hours of your entry being placed. The system updates itself periodically, which is when the race numbers and age categories are assigned.