Nottingham SixPack Marathon Challenge
Renowned for its links to the Robin Hood legend, the great city of Nottingham now offers up YOU the chance to achieve legendary status amongst your friends and family by tackling this innovative marathon challenge!
How does it work?
We’ve created six beautiful and bespoke routes of varying distances that together make up the full 26.2 miles / 42+ kilometres of the MARATHON distance.
Walk, jog or run. It’s up to you. You choose the pace. You choose when to have a go at each route. You decide in which order you walk or run the routes.
Using state-of-the-art gps mapping technology and turn-by-turn audio navigation science, we’ll keep you on track to achieve your fitness and challenge goals.
Your entry includes access to all six of these rewarding routes and one very special ‘finish line’ reward.
What do I get?
A few notes before you go...
- It is crucial you stick to any social distancing rules that may be in force at the time you undertake any of the routes.
- We recommend undertaking the routes at quieter times of the day / week.
- Please be aware of and be courteous to all other users. You will come across dogs, cyclists and other users. Let’s all share the green space together.
- Some of the routes will, by necessity, include one or more road crossings. It is essential that you BE AWARE for your own safety at all times and be considerate to other people.
- Remember you can walk, jog or run each route as many times as you like and re-upload your results.
How do I upload my time?
1) Go back to the entry page (That's here!)
2) Select the tab above that says 'Enter Result'
3) Pop in your time for whichever route you have completed
4) Add in any photos of your journey or a link to your Garmin - please note that when you view your result again later, the link you used will be in the button 'see submitted route'.
Routes and Distances
What's Your Poison? 5K
Bramcote Hills Country ParkMulti-terrain loop with a couple of hillier sections. Footwear with some traction recommended for downhill sections especially.
This rewarding loop commences by the infamous 200 million-year-old Hemlock Stone and up into Stapleford Hills along The Robin Hood Way. You’ll soon ease into a nice rhythm along the disused Nottingham Canal before heading back up into the Bramcote Hills. Enjoy the rewarding views and a beautiful woodland trail ahead of a parkland finish situated alongside the main car park.
Leaky Hollow 5K
Cotgrave Country ParkAn undulating and well-surfaced multi-terrain loop with one main hill. Footwear with some traction recommended though majority of route is on firm tracks and trails.
Situated on the reclaimed land of an old colliery site, our bespoke route packs a punch in terms of natural beauty, myriad trails and a spectacular view across the city. Amidst the numerous flat trails, one gentle ascent and one not so gentle! The city view will be the reward ahead of a finish point just a short walk from the car park and start point.
Trentside Trundle 7K
Stoke BardolphA flat multi-terrain loop showcasing the natural beauty on the city’s doorstep. Footwear with some traction recommended.
Route starts and finishes very close to The Ferry Boat Inn. Our peaceful and tranquil route is surrounded by a rural landscape that is occasionally punctuated by reminders of city living. But forget the pylons and pile on the pace on pan-flat paths that lead you to the elevated trails around the Netherfield Lagoons Nature Reserve. From there, the serene and majestic River Trent is your companion to the finish and, perhaps, another watering hole!
Mean & Leen 6.2K
Bestwood Country Park
Richly varied, multi-terrain loop with one early hill. Footwear with some traction recommended.
Once home to one of the UK’s busiest coal mines, your start point is just around the corner from the Winding Engine House – a magnificent reminder of the location’s industrial heritage. A gentle trail soon gives way to a tough but rewarding ascent (yes, we are a bit mean!) but entering the Leen Valley section gives lakeside rewards before disused railway line hosts your return and eventually towards the finish point by the car park
Fowl Play 10K
Beeston MarinaNatural water everywhere on sparkling pan-flat trails. Just the tonic! General training shoes should suffice.
Not quite a game of two halves but a figure of 8 loop comprising two distinct sections. Starting from the Weir Field Recreation Ground sports pavilion, the opening loop takes in the river Trent and Beeston Canal before heading west, to and into the stunning wildlife (and wildfowl) beauty of the Attenborough Nature Reserve. Homeward bound, we’ll keep you above water as you walk, jog or run and immerse yourself with enjoyment and, maybe, a well-earned refreshment within the marina complex.
The Hook 9K
Lady Bay, West BridgfordGo with the flow and get caught by The Hook. Footwear with some traction recommended.
This super-flat, meandering loop takes in several of the National Water Sports Centre’s facilities using little-known trail sections that will whet, but not wet, the appetite. The route out from West Bridgford skirts the Trent before returning along interesting trails on the south side of the rowing lake. A little extra post-finish walk will offer up a possible café reward on Trent Boulevard (five minute walk) or within West Bridgford itself (ten+ minute walk).
Technology and Navigation
|Please use this fantastic app to ensure you can follow the full route directly from your phone. Download the app now and join our Nottingham SixPack Challenge to instantly get access to all the routes with full navigation.
iPhone users: https://apps.apple.com/app/rungo-guided-runs-turn-by/id712628644
Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?hl=en&id=com.rungo
RunGo is the #1 running app for discovering the best routes in the world with turn-by-turn navigation. Follow a voice guided tour, including the encouraging reminder when you’re halfway there.
RunGo also tracks your runs stats like time, pace, distance, elevation and estimated finish time.
|what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. They have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3-word address that will never change.
For example: ‘filled.count.soap’ marks the exact entrance to what3words’ London headquarters.
People use what3words to find their tents at festivals, navigate to B&Bs, and to direct emergency services to the right place.
We have used what3words to share with you the exact start locations for each route. Please download the app – it is great for sharing your location when meeting up with people, but also really useful in emergencies and for navigation.
iPhone users: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/what3words/id657878530
Android users: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.what3words.android&hl=en_GB
Price per participant
|First 400 entries||£20.00 + fee|
|After 400 entries||£25.00 + fee|