Robin Hood Marathon 2020

For many in marathon training, the road is long to be prepared for the 26.2 mile race. But for those in the Nottingham area, the pinnacle is the Robin Hood Marathon.

Robin Hood Marathon Events 2020

The Robin Hood Marathon Events weekend is scheduled for the 26th and 27th September 2020 and celebrates its 40th year. The event covers 3 distances over the two-day event and is one of the favourite Road running competitions in the UK calendar.

Saturday 26th September 2020

Nottingham Mile Challenge

(Mini Marathon Over 4’s)

Running: 1 Mile

  • £10.50 general entry (includes: Finishers Medal, Water, Chip Timing and Results)

Sunday 27th September 2020

Robin Hood Half Marathon

Running: 21.10 Kilometres (13.1094 miles) for Adults 18 and over.


  • £34.95 Medal Only (Plus £5 for Goody Bag and T-Shirt)
  • VIP: £60 (includes Race Entry, Official VIP Technical T-shirt, VIP Tent with Bag Drop,  Post-Race Meal/ Refreshments, Post-Race Massage and Free Race Photograph)
  • Wheelchair entry – £25 – Includes Tote bag with Finisher T-shirt.

Robin Hood Mini-Marathon

Running: 1.50 Miles

  • Entry £14.50 Includes Mini Marathon T-shirt, Medal)

You can enter the Robin Hood Marathon events on the official site here.

The Robin Hood Half Marathon Route

Last years route saw a winning time of 1 Hour 12 minutes, and the fasted recorded was 1:01:38 in 2012 Nottingham Half Marathon.

The course starts and finishes at the Victoria Embankment Recreation Ground.

Robin Hood Marathon Route


The Robin Hood Marathon

The Robin Hood Marathon was run in Nottingham from 1981 to 2011, as the only Nottingham full Marathon and had many long-distance running competitors. It was dropped in 2012 due to issues with the route around Holme Pierrepoint but did run again from 2013 until 2017. After struggles to find the perfect closed road route due to solitude issues of the second half of the race, the decision was made to focus on the first half of the route which the popular half marathon was run. The organisers felt that the psychological feature of the marathon runners

The original race started and finished in the Nottingham City Centre Old Market Square. From 1982 onwards the race started and finished at the Victoria Embankment (NG2 2LW).

The route was voted 2nd best of the Marathons in the United Kingdom in 2005 by Runners World Magazine, mostly thanks to the course covering Nottingham’s scenic and historic sights. This included the City Centre, Nottingham Castle, the University of Nottingham, Wollaton Park, and the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont.

The Nottingham Marathon was the standard modern marathon distance of 26.2 miles or 42.195 kilometres.

The Robin Hood Marathon Route

The last Marathon in 2017 ran the below route:

Robin Hood Marathon Route 2020