The Experian Robin Hood Festival of Running will take place on Sunday 11 September 2011. The route for the marathon and the half marathon are the same for the first 12.5 miles, then the full marathon splits away to run along the promenade path by the Trent and under Trent Bridge before passing over Lady Bay Bridge, leaving the city and into Nottinghamshire. The route then takes in the National Water Sports Centre and Holme Pierrepont Hall before returning along the Trent cycle path to County Hall and passing over the old toll bridge and onto the tree lined Victoria Embankment to the finish. The race after 10.5 miles is almost entirely flat, giving runners the opportunity to improve their personal best on such a flat course.
All participants will earn themselves a medal and a good bag as a reward for completing the race.
The current course records were set by:
Paul Langat (2005) in 01:03:25
Caroline Cheptanui (2006) in 01:13:29
Mark Burnhope (1997) in 02:19:51
Hayley Nash (1993) in 02:42:49
Male runners with recent sub 70 minute performances and female runners with recent sub 75 minute performances should contact email@example.com for more details.
The Ikano Mini Marathon and Schools Challenge is a fun run open to all ages and abilities who wish to participate in the 2.6 mile run. A medal is awarded to all participants.
The Eden Project’s marathon and half-marathon, two of the UK’s most picturesque and challenging races, return for their third year running on Sunday October 9 this year. The race is one of many events happening at Eden to mark the project's tenth birthday.
As in previous years, the races will be run in partnership with St. Austell Running Club.
Both races take place simultaneously and begin and end in the shadow of Eden’s Biomes. The route runs through the changing landscape of the clay country, an area of mid-Cornwall whose landscape is dominated by the china clay industry. It takes in clay pits and tips, beautiful woodland and even parts where you can see both of Cornwall’s coasts on a clear day.
During the race, the Eden Project will have bands, choirs and activities available for waiting family and friends, who will be given free admission. The Eden site will be open throughout the day for those who want to take the time to explore the Biomes and outdoor gardens.
The day before the big races will see younger runners travel “around the world” in Eden’s one-mile fun run, whose route runs through both the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes as well as Eden’s outdoor gardens.
Entries for all races are now being accepted. Places cost £30 for the marathon and £23 for the half-marathon with a £2 discount for affiliated runners, to book see www.edenproject.com/marathon.
Participants can sign up to run for any charity they choose but one option is to run for Eden, raising money in support of its rainforest projects.
Rainforests clean the air, make rain, and regulate climate. To join Eden's team and "run for the rainforest", please email firstname.lastname@example.org