What time and where does the race start?

The race starts at 10.00am. Start/Finish: Outwood Academy, Worksop S80 2SF.  NO parking at the race village, on neighbouring roads or at the school.

When will I receive my race pack?

All race numbers and timing chips are to be collected on the day.  Please make a note of your race number and head to the appropriate collection desk.  The collection desks will be open from 8am.  Number collection will also be available on Saturday between 10am and 2pm in the Sportshall at Outwood Academy. Race Numbers will be allocated approximately one week before race day and will be published here once available.

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?

Yes, this will be provided by JOEL, one of our registered local charities.  Donations of a minimum £1 will be greatly received.  Please bring donation with you and minimise change if possible.

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 Tuesday, 22nd October, or earlier if the race capacity has been reached.  There will be NO half marathon entries on the day but entry transfers will be available.

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.

Why can't I enter the Fun Run?

There is no Fun Run at this year's event.

Is there a cut off time?

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.

Will there be any shower facilities available after the race?

Yes, there will be shower facilities available in the Academy after the race.

Will there be any water stations?

Yes there will be 3 water stations with cups located at approximately miles 4, 7 and 10.  Bottled water will also be provided at the finish.

Is there a minimum age for the Half Marathon?

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

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.

Can I run with a buggy/pushchair?

Yes you may run with a buggy/pushchair, but please be aware of potential congestion through parts of the course.  You may start with either the wheelchair athletes approximately 15 minutes before the race, or with the tail runner once the main race sets off.

Can I run with my dog?

For safety reasons, due to the large number of competitors, dogs will NOT be allowed to accompany runners in the Half Marathon.

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.

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.

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 the course UKA certified?

Yes it is.

Are dogs allowed with spectators?

NO dogs will be allowed within the gates of the sports village.  Only guide dogs will be permitted.  Dogs will be allowed to accompany spectators along the course route.