Race organisers are looking forward to the 2011 renewal of the popular Experian Robin Hood half marathon and marathon after doubts that construction work at the start/finish area would be completed before race day. However Nottingham City Council has confirmed that all works will be completed in advance of September 11 and the event goes ahead as normal.
Race Director Chris Sumner from Sweatshop commented: 'We can confirm that the races are on and can now happily unveil the route and further race details. The races include a half marathon, marathon, marathon relay challenge, corporate relay challenge, mini marathon and schools challenge, there really is something for everyone and it promises to be a great day so register now if you haven't done so already!'
In its 31st year, the Experian Robin Hood half marathon is a scenic city centre half marathon in the UK where fast road sections are mixed with deer parks and the university campus to produce a unique road race. Starting and finishing alongside the river Trent at Victoria Embankment, the route takes runners past many of Nottingham's historical landmarks including Robin Hood himself just outside Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Deer Park, Wollaton Hall, Nottingham University and the Trent Building. Teams of 5 can enter the Cooper Parry Corporate Relay Challenge which, in its 9th year, takes place alongside the half marathon route with team members running 2-3 miles each.
The Experian Robin Hood marathon runs alongside the half marathon following the same scenic route for the first 12.5 miles before splitting off and running along the river Trent into the Nottinghamshire countryside, passing the National Water Sports Centre and Holme Pierrepont Hall.
Registration is open with entry fees of £27.75 (affiliated)/£29.75 (unaffiliated) for the half marathon and £33 (affiliated)/£35 (unaffiliated) for the marathon, go to the event website to secure your place now. All runners will receive a medal and a goody bag at the finish.
The Experian Robin Hood half marathon and marathon take place on Sunday, September 11, starting at 10.05 am at Victoria Embankment. Other happenings on race day include the Ikano mini marathon and Schools Challenge as well as the Cooper Parry Corporate Relay Challenge and the Marathon Relay Challenge.