15 Nov

Robin Hood 'collects' £3 million to give to the poor

elite runners at the start of Robin Hood Half

It's the event with the famous name and the, entirely appropriate, Nottingham location. We'd be stretching a point to say they had been robbing from the rich but the better off among us having been dipping into our pockets to the tune of £3 million over the last 10 years to help Robin Hood Marathon events weekend support a myriad of good causes.

Nottingham will be celebrating four decades of this feature event 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. But you can put classmates to the test with the Schools Challenge, and who will reign champion in the Corporate Challenge? Early bird entry offers are now open for this special anniversary event – don’t delay, visit the event’s new website and claim your place 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, Stroke Association and Nottingham Hospitals Charity, to name a few.

Find out more about the 2020 event at the Robin Hood website.