Robin Hood Half Marathon on Track for Record-Breaking Year


Nottingham – As the countdown to the 43rd annual Robin Hood Half Marathon on September 29th 2024, continues, the event is already making history. With just under five months to go, over 5,000 runners have already registered, surpassing entry numbers ever seen even before the pandemic. This surge in participation sets the stage for what may become the most attended event in its illustrious history.

Judith Manson, Race Director, commented, “Following last year’s remarkable turnout, the enthusiasm for this staple in the running community has reached new heights. We are currently seeing entry numbers more than double those of pre-pandemic, prompting discussions about closing entries early to ensure a seamless experience on race day for every runner.”

The 2024 event has also seen a significant increase in charity partnerships, with a record number of organizations involved, including Cancer Research UK returning as the headline charity. In total, 18 charity partners, many with a strong local focus, are poised to greatly benefit from the event, reinforcing the Robin Hood Half Marathon’s role as a major community and fundraising event.

“This race is a celebration of both the spirit of the runners and the solidarity of the Nottingham community,” said Manson. “It’s about inspiring people of all ages and abilities to embrace running, while also spotlighting the tremendous impact our charity partners make in the lives of many nationally and in the local community.”

As the race team closely monitors registration over the next 60 days, organisers would encourage early entry to avoid disappointment as possible adjustments to participant limits may be announced earlier than anticipated to accommodate the unprecedented interest. The Robin Hood Half Marathon continues to be a pivotal event in Nottingham’s calendar, not only