Event Information

      2018 Worksop Half Marathon & Fun Run Event Information


Start Times:

Half Marathon 10:00am

Fun Run 10:15am


Race Packs:

All race numbers and timing chips are to be collected on the day.  PLEASE NOTE: No information will be sent out in the post.  Collection desks will be open from 08:00am at Outwood Academy Portland.  Please follow the clearly marked one way system in operation to avoid congestion inside the school.  There is NO parking on site so please allow yourself plenty of time to walk from where you are parked.  You are not required to bring anything to the registration desk, simply check your number beforehand and go to the appropriate collection desk.

Check your race number here:

Half Marathon

Fun Run



Both route maps and an elevation map can be found here:  2018 Course Maps

Start/Finish:  Outwood Academy Portland


Fun Run:

The Worksop Halloween Fun Run is approximately 3km and is buggy friendly (depending on recent weather). The course can be found here:  2018 Course Maps.  Entry is £5.00 and the race starts at 10:15am. All finishers will receive a medal to show off to family and friends! The safety of our runners is extremely important to us, so we would please ask that any child under the age of 8 is accompanied by an adult. Fancy dress is hugely encouraged for this event ... nothing like the Grim Reaper chasing you to help you run a little bit faster!

Changing Facilities and Toilets:

There will be changing facilities and toilets located at Outwoood Academy Portland.  There will also be additional outdoor toilets provided.

Charity Bag Drop Area:

Runners are able to leave their baggage within the Charity Baggage Area prior to the race beginning. It will be clearly signed. Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice will be very grateful if you are able to make a small donation as you drop off/pick up your bag.  Please expect to queue to drop/collect your baggage during peak times.  Please ensure you have everything you need before dropping your bag as reclaiming it again before the start of the race causes delays.  Please attach the tear off strip on your race number to your bag before handing it in.  You MUST produce your race number to retrieve your bag after the race.


Parking  Please click here for parking locations. There is NO parking at Outwood Academy Portland.

It is your responsibility to get to the race on time. Please plan your journey before you set off and whatever mode of transport you use, allow extra time for delays or congestion. We suggest you aim to arrive at the event venue where the race starts no later than 09.00. to avoid peak time queues.  We suggest you familiarise yourself with the car parks around Worksop and have a contingency in place in case your chosen car park is full.  Where possible, please car share.   Please do not use the postcode for Outwood Academy in your sat nav or attempt to park there as you will be turned away. No parking is available at the school for runners or fun runners.  If street parking, please be courteous to residents and do not block driveways or park across corners.  It would be advisable to bring some change with you as some of the car parks to charge on Sundays.

Details of road closures can be found in the resident's letter here

Drinks and Sponge Stations:

There will be 3 drinks stations (issued in cups) and one sponge station located throughout the course.  Bottled water will also be provided at the finish.


The prize giving will take place at 1pm.  This will be at the side of the Academy near the canteen area.

A full prize list will be found on our homepage once confirmed.


  • There will be NO half marathon entries on the day.  We will only be taking entries on the day for the Fun Run.
  • Do not cut or fold your race number.  Please pin it to the front of your vest/t-shirt with four pins.
  • Emergency contact numbers and name(s), along with any medical conditions must be written on the back of your race number in the spaces provided.
  • We strongly advise against wearing headphones or using ipods/smartphones etc during the race.  Runners do so at their own risk.  If you choose to use such equipment, we please ask that you be vigilant at all times and to please turn the devices off before the start of the race so that you are able to hear any announcements.
  • If you are no longer able to take part, please see our Refunds and Cancellation Policy.