Important Race Info

The Course

The Eden Hall Middlebeck Newark Half Marathon is a flat to undulating, fast and scenic summer race.  It has a fun run and entertainment for all the family in support of our charity partners:

Beaumond House Newark 

Newark Mind 

Children’s Bereavement Centre Newark 

Faith in Families

Reach UK


The Shaw Mind Foundation

The setting is historic Newark with its castle and civil war museum.  The race starts in the Sconce Park, site of civil war battles, passes the Ice Age Journey dig, where our ancestors settled over 13,000 years ago, skirts East Stoke, site of the bloodiest civil battle through Elston, birth place of the Darwin family and then back to the Sconce Park.

Start time 9.30am.

UKA Race Licence Applied For

Midlands Course 19/186

Terms & Conditions

You agree that we may publish your Personal Information as part of the results of the Event and may pass such information to the governing body or any affiliated organisation for the purpose of insurance, licences or for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. Results may include (but not be limited to) name, any club affiliation, race times and age category.

Water Stations & Toilet

Water stations at 2, 5, 7, 9 & 11 miles.  Toilet at 5 miles.

Race Village Vendors
Site Plan

There will be no car parking for runners at Sconce and Devon Park.  There is however ample parking throughout Newark town centre which is a short walking distance away.  You can find see the local car parking options here:


What time should I arrive on the day?    Registration opens from 7.30am and will close at 8.50am sharp.  Please allow plenty of time in case you need to queue
Will I get a medal or T shirt?  Yes all finishers of the Half Marathon will get a medal and T shirt, finishers of the Fun Run will have a medal.
Will there be a secure bag store area?   Yes there will be a secure area near the registration desks.


The DB Wood Challenge - The first male runner to finish in under 70 minutes and the first female to finish in under 80 minutes will receive £500 each, donated by DB Wood.

The organisers feel strongly that prizes for the half marathon should be awarded fairly with respect to gender and age category. This recognises age ability and not simply the fastest. Age category prizes total over £1,700.


Position prize winners may also claim an age category prize.

There will also be a number of locally sponsored prizes giving every runner a chance to do their best and be recognised.


 Lincolnshire Runner prizes:

2 pairs of Hoka trainers to the value of £160 – First woman and man over 65 with NG24 postcode

2x £30 vouchers – Final woman and man from Notfast, Newark AC, Newark Striders or Fernwood RC within 3:15 time 1 pair of trainers to the value of £120 – Final runner with NG24 postcode to complete within 3:15 time’

County Championships

‘The race has the privilege of being the Nottinghamshire County Championship Half Marathon this
year. Please look carefully when completing the application and follow all instructions if you are
eligible to apply through birth or residence. There is no extra fee so give it a go, you may win a medal to add to the great achievement of finishing the Eden hall Middlebeck half Marathon.

Past Results

When viewing past results please remember that from 2016 the route is completely different and will be flatter and faster with roads completely closed for much of the route.

The Fun Run

‘This run is for all the family, young and old. Only £5 (plus registration fee) to enter and you can raise money for charity if you wish. The  Fun Run is supported by the Nottingham Building Society. Entries on the day are welcome at the fun run registration desk.

The run is a ‘Run England’ accredited race route of 2 kilometres around the periphery of Sconce and Devon Park. It is strictly limited to 150 runners, with marshals and spectators supporting all the way. It will be run under the same regulations as ‘parkrun’ but is only 2k long.

The Fun Run will start at 9.45. For entry purposes children should be added to an adult's profile so that covers the provision of parental consent and on the day any child under 11 must be accompanied on the run by an adult. Please note that the Fun Run is not timed.’

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