Keyworth Turkey Trot
he Keyworth Turkey Trot Half Marathon is an established and popular part of the December running calendar.
Keyworth is a village nestled in the countryside of the South Nottinghamshire Wolds, eight miles to the south east of Nottingham.
The quality of the course itself, and its organisation, means many runners return year after year.
As you would expect from an established race, the route is well marked, and marshals are present to protect, guide and encourage the runners. Radio cover around the route is provided by RAYNET enabling spectators at the start/finish line to be continuously informed about the progress of the runners, and providing reliable communication around the route.
As is our tradition, prizes of turkeys will be awarded to the individual winners of the various categories. Bring your cool box!!!!! This year, turkeys are kindly donated by Wolds Drive’s Co-Op.
As well as individual prizes, ladies and men’s team trophies will be awarded – please see elsewhere on this page.
All finishers will be presented with a commemorative gift, to mark their success in completing the course.
£50 cash prizes are awarded for establishing a new male or female overall course record.
Free parking is provided in three car parks in the village. Even the most distant car park is within walking distance to the start/finish point.
Facilities at the race include British Red Cross first aid at the start/finish and roving first aid on the route, three drinks stations on the route,
toilets, hot showers, refreshments, secure changing area & kit storage, trade stands including the sale of running shoes and equipment,
sale of race T-shirts bearing the names of our runners and pre- and post- race massage.
At the finish, runners can enjoy a well earned complementary hot soup, tea or coffee or a cold beverage.
We even cater for runners’ supporters who can relax indoors and enjoy a little entertainment, while they await the return of the runners.
Unlike the Robin Hood Marathon and London Marathon, Keyworth Turkey Trot is not an international event.
It does however attract a small number of overseas entries. These are usually from runners who already happen to be visiting the
UK at the time of the race. So if you are in the UK for a holiday, on business, or to see a friend or relative when the race is on, why not enter?
We are sure you will enjoy the race. E-mail us to find out more.
The race is organised by the 1st Keyworth Scout Group Executive Committee and all funds raised will go towards
supporting the activities of the 1st Keyworth Scout Group (Registered Charity Number 1030336) and local charities selected by the Group.
The race is conducted under UK Athletics rules. UK Athletics certificate of accuracy Midlands 14/287.
Race Licence 2017 – 28358. Minimum age for entry is 18 years, on the date of the race.
There is a race limit as identified on the RunBritain website. The organisers reserve the right to limit and refuse entries.
There will be no day entries. Time limit 2 1/2 hours. Minimum pace 12 minutes per mile.