It’s the big 4 0 for the city’s favourite running festival! Entries are now open for the 40th Robin Hood Marathon Events Weekend returning to Nottingham on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2020.

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 entry offers are now open for the 40th anniversary event – don’t delay, visit the event’s brand new website and bag your spot today.

Following runner feedback and making conscious steps in the event’s approach to sustainability, a 2-tier race entry structure will be offered; one for those runners who would like a 40th anniversary commemorative finisher’s t-shirt and a goody bag from £35.95, and an alternative option for those just wanting their race medal from £29.95.

Through 2020 race organiser, Goldline Events, promises 40 exciting celebrations in 40 weeks in the run up to the Autumn event, from special draw prizes to commemorative merchandise. Keep your eyes peeled for updates across social media, emails and the sparkly new website!

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 seven years and founder of Goldline Events, Judith Manson has led the team in creating one of the UK’s most loved half marathons: “We can’t wait to reveal the plans and festivities in store for our anniversary event. 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 in Nottingham 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 possible over the years.

“2020 really is a big year for the race calendar, as we are in good company with the London Marathon also celebrating their 40th. Rally your friends, family and colleagues and make 2020 a year to remember – join us in September and make the Robin Hood weekend your Autumn challenge. We’ll see you at the start line!”

Sign up today and find out more www.robinhoodhalfmarathon.co.uk