1. When do I receive my race number? Race packs, including your race number, race guide and luggage tag and T-shirt (if ordered) for 2019 will be available for collection from the Race Village on Friday 27th or Saturday 28th September 2019 or delivered (UK only) for a postage fee. If you request your race pack to be posted to you, these will be sent out in batches, due to the large amount of participants. If you do request your race pack to be posted, please look out for updates for when you should receive your 2019 race pack. If you haven't received your race pack by this time, please collect a replacement pack from the help desk in the race village on Race Weekend. Please bring proof of entry, this can be a confirmation email, ID or bank statement. Please note your race pack will be sent to the address you have provided on your entry form. Please note your race pack will be sent to the address you have provided on your entry form. 2. I entered as part of a Corporate Challenge Team, when do we get our race packs? All Corporate Challenge race packs will be posted to the team organiser. 3. I entered the Nottingham Mile Challenge, when should I receive my Race Pack? All Nottingham Mile Challenge Rack Packs which will include your race number, race guide, luggage tag and t-shirt will be available for collection only from the Race Village on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September. Please look out for updates for Race Village opening times. 4. I am an international runner, will I receive my race pack in the post? No, if you have requested your race pack to be posted and your address on your entry form is not within the UK then you will not receive your race pack in the post. Please consider this when purchasing your entry and requesting your race pack to be posted. You will have to collect your race pack from the help desk situated in the race village. Please remember to bring a copy of your race entry confirmation email with a form of ID. 5. I have moved house/changed address since entering; can I change my contact details? Yes, you will be able to amend your entry to change your details by clicking here Please Note: If your pack pack has already been processed then you will not be able to amend your details. If you have requested your race pack to be posted, please try to collect your race pack from your previous address or arrange for it to be forwarded to you. If this is not possible then please come to the help desk in the race village prior to the event to collect a replacement race pack. Alternatively, if you are unsure if your address will change, then please select the non-delivery option for your race pack when purchasing your entry. 6. What happens if my race pack doesn't arrive in time or lose my race number? Please do not worry, you will be able to pick up a replacement race pack on Saturday or Sunday from the helpdesk. The help desk opening times can be found in the race village section of the FAQ's. To have another pack re-issued you must bring proof of entry, this can be a confirmation email, ID or bank statement. 7. Do I need to attach my timing chip to my bib? No – your chip is already attached on the back of your race bib. Your chip will automatically start when you cross the start line and stop when you cross the finish line. You don't need to worry about anything. 8. My chip number is different to my bib number, is this normal? Yes, there is no need to panic if the number on your bib is different to your chip timing number. Please do not attempt to remove your timing chip as this may cause a technical error and risk it not working on race day. The most important thing is that the number on the envelope you received your race pack in matches the number on your race bib.
1. Is there a minimum age to enter?
The minimum age to enter is 4 years old. Younger children pushed by a paying adult in a buggy, pushchair or wheelchair can take part and must be accompanied at all times in any category. Children under 11 years must have an accompanying paying adult with them at all times.
2. Do children need to be accompanied?
Participants in the under age 11 Category must have an accompanying paying adult with them at all times.
3. Will the results of participating adults count in the Under 11 Category?
No. Although we will publish accompanying adults results separately they will not be part of the overall results of this category.
4. What if I need help to complete the Nottingham Mile Challenge?
Any participant who requires a helping hand around the course is welcome to bring a friend or family member free of charge. Please enter your category first and then email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org with your surname and race reference number.
5. Can I take part with my Guide Dog?
Yes, your four legged friend can help you around the course, however man's best friend must be on a lead at all times and be used to running in a crowd. If you are not sure please contact email@example.com
6. Do I have to have a disability to enter?
Not at all. Entry to the Nottingham Mile Challenge is open to all, regardless of age or ability. We encourage everyone to take part in all categories as we want our event to be as inclusive as possible.
7. I'm unable to take part; can I transfer my entry to a friend of family?
Entries to the Nottingham Mile Challenge are not transferable under any circumstances. If a person is found to be running in another runners bib, then they face disqualification and potentially refused entry into future races.
8. What happens if I get injured?
If you get an injury, you should go to your GP and/or a physiotherapist for advice. Hopefully, your injury will recover and you will be able to take part. However, if it doesn't and you don't feel that you are able to participate you can apply to defer your entry to 2019. To apply for a deferral please click here.
9. Can I enter on the Day?
If a Category is not sold out – Yes you can enter on the day at the Help Desk in the Race Village before 10.00am. Please note the cost to enter on the day will be £10.00 per participant.
10. Can we pay / enter as a group / company?
Yes, groups of 10 or more entrants can enter together and pay by one invoice, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for a group entry.
1. What time does the Nottingham Mile Challenge start?
The first category starts at 10.30am, with the rest of the categories following in waves. Full time details will be available nearer the time, although we recommend everyone arrives by 10.00am to take advantage of the warm up and race village facilities.
2. What time will the Nottingham Mile Challenge finish?
The Race Village opens at 09.00am and closes at 3.00pm
3. What equipment is allowed?
We welcome all sorts of mobility aids on the course.
4. Is this a competitive event?
The emphasis is on FUN and inclusivity. It's about coming together to support each other in a series of mile race categories. However, it can be competitive if you want it to be as each category will be chip timed.
5. Are there cut-off times?
No there are no cut-off times. Everyone will be given the time they need to finish the race.
6. Is there a capacity for the races?
Yes, each category will be a maximum size to ensure the race is safe for all abilities to take part. The capacities will be released soon.
7. Will I be able to find out my run time?
Yes, all categories will be chip timed and the results will be published on our website later on the day.
8. Do I need to raise money for charity?
If you have bought your own place no, but we encourage everyone to fundraise for one of our official charities and support the essential work they do.
1. Is there anywhere to leave my bag?
Yes, the main baggage tent on the Race Village will be open from 09.00am. Your baggage label will be located within your race pack as a separate tag, this will be the same number as your race number. Place your tag in a prominent position. Be sure to keep this tag safe, loss of your baggage tag will not only delay your start but also delay the collection of your bag.
2. To retrieve your bag at the end of the race all you have to do is show your running number at the baggage tent.
Although your bags will be in a safe environment please don't bring any valuables with you to the event. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for valuables left in the baggage tent and you leave this at your own risk.
3. What else is there to do?
There will be plenty to do and see on the Race Village including family entertainment and fun activities, there's also lots of tasty food and a bar to keep you rehydrated.
4. Are spectators welcome?
Yes, we want to see your friends and family on the day to support you and enjoy the pre and post run entertainment and all the facilities in the Race Village. Everyone is welcome and encouraged.
5. Will there be an accessible viewing area?
Yes, a free-to-view area accessible for wheelchairs and other equipment will be provided in a prime position, close to the start/finish line. This will be a first come first served basis, which will not need to be pre-booked. If large groups of disabled spectators wish to pre-arrange access to the area this is possible.
6. What if I don't feel comfortable in large crowds?
The nature of the Nottingham Mile Challenge event means there will be lots of people and noise around Victoria Embankment. However, we are aware that some people can become anxious in large crowds. With this in mind, there will be quiet areas in the Race Village for anyone looking for a quite space.
If you have any concerns please email email@example.com 7. Is there parking and Blue Badge? Yes, A limited amount of free car parking and blue badge parking will be available on part of the Recreation Ground on Victoria Embankment (NG2 2JY); on a first come first served basis. As the car park entrance on Victoria Embankment is on the course there are entry and exit time restrictions. Entry to the car park will close at 10.00am or once it's full, cars cannot exit until the last run has finished and everyone is off the course. Nottingham has a great public transport system, including buses and trams to Victoria Embankment.
For more information see our Travel Information page.
|Black/First Wave: Age 12 and over. Plus any Corporate Challenge Mini Marathon Runners.|
|Purple/Second Wave: Age 11 and under. Plus any allocated accompanying adults.|
|Pink Wave/Third Wave: Age 7 and under. Plus any allocated accompanying adults.|
Please make sure you start in your allocated zone, failure to do so will result in disqualification in the Schools Challenge Results.
All competition results for the Schools Challenge will be based on your gun time and NOT your chip time.
For all the latest travel and transport updates please visit our website page here.`
Please check this page closer to the event as we will be providing travel and transport updates which will be useful for all participants and residents'.
You will also be able to find more information on:
- Road Closures
A Map of the race village will be available soon. 2. What time does the race village open? The race village and facilities located in the race village will be open on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2019. Times to be confirmed soon. 3. Will the help desk be open the day before race weekend? Yes, should you need to collect a replacement pack from the help desk you may do so on the Friday or Saturday before race Sunday.
|HELP DESK OPENING TIMES|
|Saturday 28th September||Victoria Embankment Recreation Ground
Nottingham, NG2 2JY
|8.30am – 1pm|
|Sunday 29th September||7am – 2pm|
(The organisers cannot accept responsibility for valuables left in the Kit tents and you leave this at your own risk). 5. Are there showers and changing facilities? There are no showers but there are changing facilities available on site. 6. Will there be meeting points at the finish for family and friends? Yes, alphabetical meeting points will be situated in the race village. Please scope these out on the day and ensure you agree on a meeting point pre-race. 7. What other facilities are in at the race village? You'll find lots of activities and services in the race village including a retail tent, first aid, food and drink, VIP tent, massage and physio, toilets, help desk and a wide range of entertainment. 8. Can I bring my dog? Yes, but please bear in mind that with over 13,000 runners and their supporters the race village will be extremely busy. Therefore, for the safety of your dog and other runners all we ask is that you keep them on a lead.
- Half Marathon Race Entry
- Official VIP T-Shirt
- VIP Finish Line Tent Access
- Pre-race hot beverages
- Free Post Race Photograph
- Post-Race Massage – Please note there may be a waiting time for post-race massage.
- Post-Race Pasta Meal (from 11:30 am onwards)
- Baggage Drop
Click here for more information. Please note our pacers do their very best to hit their targets, they will be running to a chip time, not a gun time therefore please bear this in mind. 4. Can I wear earphones/listen to music during the race? For health and safety reasons, we recommend earphones or any device which may impede hearing/listening to instructions both before and during the race are not used. Anyone seen wearing earphones may be asked to remove them and may be disqualified from the race. 5. What refreshments are available out on the course? Water and Energy drinks will be available around the Half Marathon course. Grab a bottle or pouch and sip slowly this will top up your energy levels to help you finish strong. Please ensure to stick to your pre-race hydration routine, please do not feel like you have to drink at every station. Water and Energy drinks will also be available on the finish line, these will help you rehydrate and kick start your recovery process post-race. 6. Are there any first aid points on the course? Yes medical services are located around both courses (including at every drinks station) and at the start and finish areas to ensure your safety. 7. Are toilets available on the route? Yes, there will be limited toilets are available at each drinks station. 8. Is the course fully marshalled? Yes there are marshals at every road junction to ensure you go the right way and to cheer you on. Please note most of our marshals are volunteers. 9. Is there entertainment around the course? Yes, in 2018 there were cheerleaders, bands and cheering points, look out for more of the same in 2019. Once we have our entertainment confirmed we will post a list of what you can find where on route. 10. Is there a time limit on finishing the race? Yes, we will close the Half Marathon course at 1.30pm (4 running hours). This is a legal requirement to enable us to re-open the roads in the time agreed by the Emergency Services and Nottingham City Council. 11. Can I run in fancy dress? Yes of course! However we recommend practising in your costume beforehand. If your outfit includes any other equipment other than clothing/shoes please get in touch with us as there may be other requirements to ensure the safety of other participants. 12. Can I take part on a bike, stilts, roller skates, skate boards or pushing a buggy? No. Participants are not permitted to use any of the above or similar in the event and those attempting to do so will be prohibited from starting and may be forcibly removed from the course mid-race where necessary. Likewise, anyone attempting to start or join the race in any outfit that we, in our absolute discretion, deem unsuitable and/or dangerous to other competitors or spectators, will not be allowed to start the event or, if on the course, may be forcibly removed from the event. 13. Will I get a medal at the finish? Yes, all finishers in all races who cross the finish line will get a medal! Please ensure to pick up your medal when you walk through our finish funnel. At the finish the runners will also receive water, a sports drink and a foil blanket. 14. When and where will the results be published? The results will be available online on the 29th September on this website; they will also be printed in the Nottingham Evening Post the following day. Please note these results are provisional, the official results are normally confirmed 2-3 days post event.
- Try to copy and paste your code, ensuring that no extra spaces are copied.
- If copy and pasting does not work then try entering the code manually, please note that this is case sensitive.
- Make sure that you are entering as non-affiliated otherwise your code will not work. If you do belong to an affiliated club we can amend this for you after you have entered.
- If you are still experiencing issues with your deferral code then please email us straight away at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state your name, the race you wish to enter and the best contact details for you.
If you haven't been able to find the answer to your question in the information above please contact us.