Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon - set yourself a challenge


Set yourself a challenge and join in one of the Robin Hood events on 29 September in Nottingham - there's something for everyone! This year's Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon will once again include the Mini Marathon and Schools Challenge, and a Relay Challenge, alongside the main Robin Hood Half Marathon.

A new, more scenic route has been confirmed for 2012 and the run will be chip timed, which not only brings an edge of competitiveness to the fun run but also means that the runners get an accurate finish time. Every participant will also have access to race day photographs, receive a medal and be able to download a finisher’s certificate as a record of their achievements.

The Ikano Robin Hood Mini Marathon and Schools Challenge is run over a 2.5 Kilometre (1.5 mile) beautiful route along the river Trent. It’s open to absolutely anyone and is ideal for runners looking for a shorter distance challenge giving everyone the opportunity to be part of race day and experience the buzz of taking part in a mass participation event. The entry fee for the Ikano Mini Marathon is just £6.75 and includes a T-shirt.

The Schools Challenge is open to all schools in the surrounding area. Prizes will be awarded to the winning schools in various age categories. All children of school age who enter the Ikano Robin Hood Mini Marathon are automatically entered into the Schools Challenge, with the aim of encouraging children of all ages to be active and get involved. Please email if you want to get involved and we’ll send you an entry form. Places for the Schools Challenge are available at a subsidised entry fee of £4 per child.

The Sweatshop Relay Challenge is an event for those that wish to run the half marathon distance as part of a team. Whether you are from a business or just a group of four friends wishing to tackle the distance the Sweatshop Relay Challenge is the race for you.

Sweatshop blue logoSweatshop recently kicked off this year’s Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon, Marathon and Mini Marathon with an exciting and interactive launch event in Nottingham City Centre. As well as sponsoring these events, don't forget that Sweatshop offer Run England members a £15 running shoes voucher as well.

Click here to find out more about benefits of joining Run England.

Vivienne Saunders, Communications Manager at Ikano Financial Services, said: “The Ikano Robin Hood Mini Marathon and the Schools Challenge offer everyone a chance to get involved in what is shaping up to be a fantastic day. You don’t even have to run the full mile, it really is the taking part that counts. We actively encourage everyone to put their running shoes on and get involved.”

And if you’re not running this year why not volunteer to become one of the  Race Makers. Being a volunteer ‘Race Maker’ will be extremely rewarding, it’s a chance to meet new friends and like-minded people so your support is needed to help make this fabulous event happen.

  • Click here for more info and to take part in the Ikano Robin Hood Mini Marathon and Schools Challenge.
  • Go to to find out more and and to secure your place in the race.
  • Be sure to check out the Facebook Page too!

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