FAQ

  • Is there a cut off time for the Half Marathon?

    Yes, the time limit for completing the course is 3 hours 15 minutes. The half marathon distance is a serious athletics endurance event which should not be undertaken without the proper training and preparation.  We therefore, strongly discourage participants who don't intend to complete the course within this time limit.  Any participants who haven't reached the last water station at 10 miles, in 2 hours 30 minutes after the race start, will be picked up by a sweeper vehicle and taken back to the finish.  If you refuse to get into the sweeper vehicle, your number will be recorded and you will be removed from the race.  From this point onward, you will be continuing independently of the event and at your own risk.  You will be recorded as a DNF in the race results.

  • Can I run with my dog?

    For safety reasons, due to the large number of competitors both races attract, dogs will NOT be allowed to accompany runners in the Half Marathon or Fun Run.

  • Will there be any pacers?

    There are no pacers for this event. The start is divided into expected finish times so you should be able to position yourself accordingly.

  • Is there a minimum age for the Half Marathon?

    Yes, the minimum age on race day is 17 years old.

  • Can I run with a buggy/pushchair?

    Buggies and pushchairs are not permitted for safety reasons due to the number of runners and potential congestion through parts of the course.

  • I don't have a PayPal account, is there another payment option?

    At the online payment screen there should be the option to check out as a guest. This will allow you to enter your card details without having to set up a PayPal account. Alternatively you can send in a postal entry form and pay by cheque.

  • What shoes are suitable for the course?

    The majority of the course is on road with only a small section of trail through Clumber Park so road shoes would be best. The course map can be found here.

  • Where are good places to go for spectators?

    Clumber Park is a good place if people are members (otherwise there is a charge). Parking is more restricted now so the best place would be behind Central Bark and walk back to Limetree Avenue. Earlier on in the race, Carburton Crossroads near the tea house is good, but due to road closures, this would have to be accessed via the A60 out of Worksop , past Welbeck Garden Centre to the left turn for Norton and Carburton. There's a tearoom on the crossroads too. It wouldn't be possible to get there in time if you wanted to watch the race start.

    In short:-

    Manton Lodge layby just off the A57 near Wilkos. Park just outside the gate into Clumber and walk to the corner where Clumber Road meets the Old Coach Road, close to water station 3.

    Clumber Park via Appley Head off the A614. Parking at Central Bark or the main car park and walking to Limetree Avenue. Non members will have to pay.

    Carburton Crossroads close to water station 1, which is only accessable via the A60 Mansfield Road and Norton due to the road closures.