Following the disappointing news on 15 July that this year’s event would not be able to go ahead, organisers Goldline Events are delighted to announce that entries for the postponed 40th anniversary celebrations are now open. As the city’s favourite running festival the big 40th celebration will return to Nottingham on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2021.
The first ever Robin Hood runners took to the streets in 1981 and since, the event has become a firm favourite in the race calendar for thousands across the country. In the past decade alone, over 100,000 runners have laced up, taken to the 13.1 mile course and proudly collected their finishers’ medal.
There’s an event for everyone at this milestone occasion – kids, get ready to take on mum and dad at the start line of the Mini Marathon. Put your classmates to the test with the Schools Challenge and who will reign champion of your colleagues in the Corporate Challenge? Early bird entries are now open for the 40th anniversary event – don’t delay, visit the event’s website and bag your best discounted spot today.
Following runner feedback and making conscious steps in the event’s approach to sustainability, the event now has a 2-tier race entry structure; one for those runners who would like a 40th anniversary commemorative finisher’s t-shirt and a goody bag from £32.95, and an alternative option for those just wanting their race medal from £29.95.
Millions of pounds have been raised for national and local charities over the years. In the past decade alone, the event has helped to raise over £3 million for the vital work of organisations such as Cancer Research UK, NSPCC, ABF The Soldier’s Charity, Forever Stars, Stroke Association and Nottingham Hospitals Charity, to name a few. Home to Britain’s finest athletes, first timers and charity fundraisers, the event is proud to cater for all, from youngsters to parents, colleagues to running groups – no matter your age, running ability, this festival is for all.
Race Director of eight years and founder of Goldline Events, Judith Manson has led the team in creating one of the UK’s most loved half marathons: “Understandably the news earlier this month that the 2020 event could not go ahead was very disappointing and upsetting for all involved. The team have worked hard over the past few weeks to open 2021 for entries – we hope this and the fact that we have reduced Early Bird entries this year will bring a glimmer of light to all our runners as we all look forward to delivering an unforgettable event in 2021. We are so proud of all that we have achieved with this City event and the impact it has had, not only on the local community but the thousands across the UK – it’s just incredible. We want to send our thanks to all partners, sponsors, volunteers and runners that have made this event what it is.
“Rally your friends, family and colleagues and make 2021 a year to remember – join us in September 20221 and make the Robin Hood weekend your Autumn challenge. We’ll see you at the start line!”