2020 sees the 40th year of the race and we think this is just cause for a celebration.  In the lead up to Race Day, we'll be having weekly celebrations where you could win some fantastic prizes such as free race places, running accessories and VIP upgrades, or celebrate and acknowledge the incredible work of our charity partners. All half marathon entrants are automatically entered into the draw - you gotta be in it to win it!

Week 1 - Free upgrade to VIP

W/C 06/01/2020

Congratulations to our 40 prize winners

Penny M, Katie N, Natasha L, Kate W, Joy W, Lynsey M, Orla M, Joanne B, Kulvinder K, Michael B, Jason K, Glen F, Martin S, Nicola H, Edward H, Emma V, Pete H, Sam R, Jason B, Rob M, Joanne H, Julie B, Nick E, Michael B, Matt M, Philip A, Zoë M-A, Gavin O, Scott W, Andrew J, Stephen Y, Natasha C, James C, Liz B, Victoria C, Gareth S, James M, Hannah B, Tamsin G, Richard B. 

week 2 - win a free snood

W/C 13/01/2020

Wearing a snood with pride will be:

Anna B, Kingsley S, Alex A, Marilyn I, Louise C, Chris P, Jordan C, Savannah W, George B, Richard B, Paul M, Sara L, Sarah F, Sammy C, Margaret K, Mat H, David F, Chloe L, Ben C, Robert R, Andrew P, Rachel Y, Mohson H, Barbara M, Emma V, Marta O, Richard W, Ian R, Vicky G, Jordan W Sarah S. 

Week 3 - Win race bib 2020

W/C 20/01/2020

With the ultimate 2020 vision is:

Matt H-E

Week 4 - Announcing a place for life

W/C 27/01/2020

Celebrating a prize for one lucky finisher in 2020:

A free Half Marathon place for life!

Week 5 - Sharing our 40th birthday

W/C 03/02/2020

If you turn 40 on September 27th:

We want to hear from you! Drop us an email at

Week 6 - Celebrating love in the air

W/C 10/02/2020

A meal for two on us won by:

Simon P

Week 7 - Celebrating with a gift card

W/C 17/02/2020

Winners of our gift card draw were:

Peter G, Liz T, Penny S, Jake W, Kathryn H, Josh M, Stacey T, Mark W, Mohson H, Peter Q, Callum S, Ben W, Abby F, Rachel K, Paula B, Leigh B, Hayley L, Rob M, Martin S, David A, Maxine L, Vicki P, Lucy M, Garry M, Roberto M, Maureen S, Sean B, Steven R, Vicki D, Joanna S-A, Josh G, Mark W, Gareth E, Garry S, Lauren O, Caroline C, Charlotte E, Sarah M, Ken M, Paul B.

Week 8 - Win a free set of bib clips

W/C 24/02/2020

Lucky winners of a set of bib clips were:

Paul S, Paul K, Dave R Lorna B, Sam R, Nik W, Philippa L, Samantha T, Laura C, Darren S, Amy B, Matthew H, Rebekah W, Greg O, Martyn J, Paul G, Lou R, David P, Nic W, Jonathan W, Nicola B, Chris S, Helen G, Margaret P, Andrea B, Rob M, Katie B, Lisa H, Michael H, Cherie S, Chloe Y, Rich H, Jason B, Paul S, Lee T-H, Ben E, Ben S, Jonathan H.

Week 9 - Celebrating the work of equation

W/C 02/03/2020

The amazing work of our charity partner equation was highlighted this week:

We also acknowledged International Women's Day by focusing on a series of events promoted by Equation.

week 10 - Win a free technical race t-shirt

W/C 09/03/2020

This week's winners were:

Hayley L, Richard B, Sheila S, Laura S, Maria M, Karen H, Lucy P, Natasha L, Clare R, Emma K, Philip C, Jamie K, Kelly G, Paul P, Jo P, Manuela V, Samantha T, Tom C, David B, Thane G, Georgie B, Ruby R-F, Norman E, Jonathan S, Ian R, Bailey K, Chloe W-T, Kirby W, Vicki H, Trevor D, Barbara C, Shawn W, Michael B, Sam C, Matthew B, Emma H, Stuart E, Rachel Y, Paul M, David C

Week 11 - Licenced to run

W/C 16/03/2020

The winner of the prized 007 race bib: 

Callum E

Week 12 - Nottingham Hospitals charity

W/C 23/03/2020

Raising money for sites across the city, we celebrated the work of Nottingham Hospitals Charity:

Making a difference across Nottingham, we celebrated the incredible work and fundraising achievements of NHC. 

Week 13 - Autism East Midlands

W/C 30/03/2020

At the start of Autism Awareness Week, we caught up with Autism East Midlands:

We celebrated the start of Autism Awareness Week by focusing on the challenges faced by people with autism, and what the charity does to break down these barriers. 

Week 14 - A Thank you to the nhs

W/C 06/04/2020

As Covid-19 made its mark, we thought it right to thank those who keep us safe:

40 free Half Marathon places were offered to NHS staff as a gesture of thanks from us all. 

Week 15 - a true NHS Celebration

W/C 13/04/2020

The NHS rise to our offer:

As applications closed, we were vastly oversubscribed - how could we say no? 

Week 16 - Our incredible charity partners

W/C 20/04/2020

We take a moment to salute and celebrate our incredible charity partners:

No matter what is happening in the world, they are there for people who need them, day after day.

Week 17 - Austic Nottingham

W/C 27/04/2020

As the world moves online, we celebrate the work of Autistic Nottingham:

Making sure support is always available through the power of the internet, Autistic Nottingham create a Google classroom for all who need it. 


W/C 04/05/2020

At the start of Stroke Awareness Month, we invite everyone to Make May Purple:

Some fun ideas to #MakeMayPurple and raise vital funds to support the great work of the Stroke Association.

Week 19 - Say cheese!

W/C 11/05/2020

We invite our runners to share their memories from races over the past 40 years

Images of pride, medals and maybe running for someone special, whatever get you up and to take on our race, we want to see it and share it!

week 20 - Notts County - FITC

W/C 18/05/2020

We celebrated future generations and the work done by Notts County Football in the Community.

Working together with The Great British Children's Challenge, Notts County FITC are promoting tasks and challenges for children of all ages to learn good social skills, physical activities and the rewards this can bring. 

Week 21 - anyone for bingo?

W/C 25/05/2020

We invited all of our runners to make the most of their exercise with a spot of bingo!

From personal achievements, making someone smile or making a smoothie, there's something for everyone to make the most of our free time.

Week 22 - NSPCC

W/C 01/06/2020

We shared the ongoing work of the NSPCC as well as offering some alternate ways to train.

With events such as Run30, Ride300 and The Big Climb, there really is something for everyone to get involved in. 

week 23 - Imara

W/C 08/06/2020

We shared with you all the Imara Charity Art Auction - a unique way to help raise valuable funds in difficult times.

Over 60 items of art available to make silent bids on and help Imara continue to support young victims of sexual abuse.

Week 24 - ABF The soldiers' charity

W/C 15/06/2020

Supporting the ongoing work of The Soldiers' Charity by sharing some of their unique ideas for fundraising.

We also focus on the difference this work makes to peoples' lives.

Week 25 - Maggie's

W/C 22/06/2020

At a time when their help is needed more than ever, this week we supported the work of Maggie's.

Adapting to a lockdown world is one that Maggie's took in their stride ensuring that those who needed their help were still supported, even in the most difficult of times.

Week 26 - When you wish upon a star

W/C 29/06/2020

The team were delighted to announce the re-opening of their charity outlet!

When You Wish Upon A Star were thrilled to invite all runners to call in at their recently reopened charity outlet at Valley Road, Nottingham.