Race Day Instructions


Race Day Instructions

Half Marathon starts at 10:00 a.m.      Fun Run Starts at 10:15 a.m.

For all the latest traffic information, tune in to TRAX FM on 107.9 as they broadcast and make announcements  live from the event.

All the information you will need regarding the Half Marathon is on the Worksop Half Marathon website  also check under FAQ if you need further details.

Please plan your journey to arrive in Worksop in plenty of time to park and walk to the event venue.  The clocks go back at 2.00 a.m. on Sunday morning, so use that extra hour to your advantage! There won't be any parking on site or along Netherton Road at the rear of the school. Vehicular access here is restricted to residents only. Please click here for parking locations.

Race numbers

Race numbers need to be collected from the sports hall.  Make a note of your race number and head to the appropriate collection desk. The desks will be open on Saturday 24th from 12 noon - 3pm and on Sunday morning from 8.00 a.m.  If collecting a number for a friend, please show or have a copy of their confirmation email. Please enter through the back door of the hall and NOT through the dining hall.  To save time, please ensure you know your number before arriving at the appropriate desk.  Numeric  lists will be on the wall in the hall if you are unsure.  If you have any medical conditions the race marshals and first aid staff should be aware of, please write these on the back of your number and mark the front of your number with a small red cross in the bottom right corner. We do provide safety pins, but bringing your own helps reduce waste.  Pens will be available in the hall.

There will be a one way system in operation through the sports hall and you will not be allowed to congregate in there.   Please cooperate with the marshals if you are asked to move on.   Where possible, only competitors should come to the number desks, please arrange to meet friends and family members outside in the main area.

Your timing chip will be attached to the back of your race number and needs to be fastened  to your shoe with the wire ties provided.  There is plenty of room in the dining area and outside for attaching race numbers and timing chips.

Fun Run

Fun Run entries and Fun Run number collection will be outside under the covered area near the bag drop.  No Fun Run entries are taken in the sports hall.

Bag Drop 

This year the bag drop is being run by volunteers from Joel, a local Worksop charity who do amazing work to support families through pregnancy and parenting after baby loss.  To assist their fundraising efforts, we would politely ask for a voluntary £1 donation in return for the service they are providing. The bag drop is situated under the covered walkway between the dining hall and the steps to the upper area.  You will have a tear off slip on your number which should be attached to your bag so it can be clearly seen.  Please hand your bag in at the appropriate section which corresponds with your number.  At peak times, this area can get very busy so please be patient with the marshals.  Please don't ask for your bag to be returned until after the race as this causes delays.

After the Race

You will be issued with a bottle of water and your medal beyond the finish line.  Please make your way back down the steps to collect your bag, then proceed to the sports hall, via the same one way route to collect your t-shirt and post race goodies.  Post race massage will be available in the hall, provided by physiotherapy students from Sheffield Hallam University.  After leaving via the dining room, please enjoy the Race Village atmosphere and take advantage of the various food and trade vendors who will be on site:

  • The Lincolnshire Runner - specialising in running shoes, clothing & accessories.
  • Sherwood Fired Pizza - offering 10 inch pizza baked in 2 mins.
  • Sunshine Coffee and Bakes - offering coffee and baked goods.
  • Bacon/ Breakfast choices offered by various local caterers
  • Dave & Julie's tea/coffee and cake stall in aid of PACT
  • Spud Buddies - filled jacket potatoes.
  • Madame Crêpe - freshly made crêpes.
  • Big Bobble hats
  • Stuff4Runners
  • Various Charity organisations


Some are situated inside the building, but the majority are portable toilets and urinals in both the lower and upper areas of the race village so to avoid congestion, please don't automatically join one of the queues inside the building.  There are no toilets located on the course itself.


Worksop Harriers & Athletic Club and all the volunteers who give their time to help make this event a success, hope you have a fantastic day and enjoy your race.