Entry is now open for the Annual Retford Half Marathon and Family Fun Run which is taking place on Sunday March 9th 2014. The event comprises of the main 13.1m Half Marathon (min age 17), and an approx 2m Family Fun Run (min age 7 – under 10s must be accompanied by an adult).
NEW FOR 2014!!
The 2014 Retford Half Marathon and Fun Run, which is organised by Retford Athletic and Running Club, will start and finish at a new base at Retford Oaks Academy, Babworth Road, Retford (DN22 7NJ). Start time for the Half Marathon is 10.00am, with the Family Fun Run starting at 10.15am.
In addition to the new base which offers excellent facilities for runners and their supporters, in response to feedback we have also worked with Barnsley Premier Leisure, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire County Council to make a number of some small alterations to the Half Marathon route to improve the course, and to improve safety for runners.
We are also introducing "chip timing" for the first time in the event's history, and we're increasing the race entry limit to 700.
PRIZES, TROPHIES & MEMENTOES
In the Half Marathon Prizes and Trophies will be presented to the first three Males and first three Females, with Trophies presented to each Female and Male winner in the various age group categories (only one individual prize and trophy per runner)
Each entrant completing the Half Marathon will receive a commemorative *Technical T-shirt.
In the Family Fun Run prizes will be presented to the first three under 17's, and all entrants will receive a medal. A Schools Team Trophy will be presented to the first school to have 3 pupils finish the Fun Run.
Online registration for both the Half Marathon and Fun Run is now open on the Run Britain/UK Athletics website. To register online gowww.runbritain.com/races and enter key word "retford", or alternatively use the direct links below.
Direct Retford Half Marathon link
Direct Retford Half Marathon Family Fun Run link
Postal registration is also available using the postal entry forms (attached) which are also available on the event webpage at www.retfordac.co.uk/retford-half-marathon-c29.html
ENTRY FEE, START TIME & RACE LIMIT
The entry fee for the Half Marathon is £16 for UKA Affiliated runners, and £18 for Un-affiliated runners. - £2 extra on the day (if places available). Entry into the Fun Run is £3.
Each Half Marathon and Fun Run Entry fee includes a donation to Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice, our chosen charity for the event.
The start time for the Half Marathon is 10.00am, with the Family Fun Run starting at 10.15am.
The race limit for the Half Marathon has this year been increased to 700, however the race tends to fill up quickly therefore we would encourage runners to register as soon as possible.
BLUEBELL WOOD CHILDREN'S HOSPICE
Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice is our chosen charity for the 2014 Retford Half Marathon and Family Fun Run. If you would like to run on behalf of Bluebell Wood and raise much needed funds please let us know if you would like us to send you a sponsorship pack including a free Bluebell Wood running vest. For more information on Bluebell Wood please visitwww.bluebellwood.org
Blizard Physiotherapy, sponsors of the 2013 Retford Half Marathon, will once again be sponsoring the event and will be on hand on the day offering massages and advice, and will be providing further details of their services ahead of the event. For more information visit www.blizardphysiotherapy.co.uk
VISIT US ON FACEBOOK
Please visit the Retford Half Marathon Facebook site to keep up-to-date with important information about the event, to look at pictures/results etc from previous Retford Half Marathon's, and to post questions to the race organisers. www.facebook.com/retfordhalf
If you have any questions about the event please contact the event organisers using this dedicated event mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org
We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us at this event and that you have a wonderful day!
Retford Half Marathon 2014 Organising Committee
Event website: www.retfordac.co.uk/retford-half-marathon-c29.html
Visit our Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/retfordhalf
*Technical T-Shirts for all pre-registered entrants, but subject to availability for "on the day" entrants.