Organisers of the Ikano Robin Hood half marathon have confirmed that the mini marathon and schools challenge will take place again alongside the 13.1 mile race in Nottingham on Sunday, September 30. The mini marathon encourages people to run, walk or jog a 1.5 mile course, giving everyone the opportunity to be part of race day and experience the buzz of taking part in a mass participation event.
Open to runners of all ages and abilities, the race starts at 9.50 am at Victoria Embankment. Like the 13.1 mile event, this year's mini half marathon will take place on a more scenic course throughout the city. The run will also be chip timed, which not only brings an edge of competitiveness to proceedings, but will mean that runners can get an accurate finish time.
In addition to the mini marathon, a recent launch featured the schools challenge, which is open to all schools in the surrounding area. 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.
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."
For more information, visit the Ikano Robin Hood half marathon website.