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As an athletic club we are set up to compete. We encourage all our athletes to compete as individuals in the many open events to suit all ages, abilities and disciplines. We list many of these in our events calendar – see below. Membership of our club, (+ UKA registration), normally ensures a discount on race entry fees.


We also enter a number of inter club competitions where we compete against other clubs and for each of these competitions the team manager selects the best team on the day.  


Our biggest race event of the year is the Retford Half Marathon which we organise and which attracts about 1000 runners from across the region.


UPDATED: 14/03/2023

We don’t hear about all races so here are a few race meeting websites which might be of interest: has been set up to help open up access to races around the UK, by offering comprehensive and easily searchable access to race listings without requiring anyone to register with the website - i.e  there are no "hidden" "members only" or "premium" listings on the website.


Notts Mini League

Track and Field 2023

SPORTSHALL 2023/24 all Oak Tree Leisure Centre, Mansfield

1st  October 2023 -  All ages u11 - u15

29th October  2023 - All ages u11 - u15

26th November 2023 - All ages u11 - u15

10th  December 2023 - under 11's only

21st January 2024 - All ages u11 - u15

18th February 2024 -   All  ages u11 - u15



  • 24th September  - Kings Park Retford

  • 22ndOctober - Berry Hill Park, Mansfield, NG18 4JR

  • 12th November - Newark Academy, NG24 3AL

  • 17th December - Worksop College, S80 3AP

  • 25th February 2024 - Rushcliffe Country Park , NG11 6JS 

For more information please visit


North Mids Cross Country League 2023/24

  • Saturday 14th October   -    Markeaton Park, Derby

  • Saturday 11th November  - Wicksteed Park Kettering

  • Saturday 2nd December  -  Shipley Park, Heanor

  • Saturday 13th January 2024  -  Berry Hill Park, Mansfield

For more information please visit


Nottinghamshire AAA Championships

Track and Field 2023


  • No date announced


  • Sunday 30th April  -  Newark

  • Sunday 28th May  -  Mansfield

  • Sunday 25th June  -  Newark

  • Sunday 3rd  September  -  Mansfield

Match schedules to be announce closer to competition date.

for more information please see

Nottinghamshire schools championships

Track and Field 2023
  • No date announced


  • No date announced


open competitions


the ladies team are the defending series champions!!
Retford ac are overall defending series champions!!


  • 7th January  -  Retford, Cannon Park

  • 21st January - Handsworth

  • 4th February  - Clowne

  • 18th February - Killamarsh

  • 25th  February  -  Worksop

Same inclusive scoring as the 2023 edition.

A XC team should consist of 7 men and 7 women comprising of at least 3 vets (vets ages are 35+ for women and 40+ for men. No more than 2 second claim runners in each team. Next 10 runners for each team will deduct 1 point each from the overall score of the first 7 counters.


  • 5th March - Retford Half Marathon

  • 20th April  - Club 10k

  • 25th May  - Club 10Mile

  • 22nd June - Grantham Summer Solstice 10k

  • 23rd July - Clumber Park Trust 10k

  • August - Clumber Parkrun 5k - Any throughout the month

  • September - Sherwood Pines Parkrun - Any throughout the month

  • 29th October - Worksop Hlaf Marathon

  • 19th November -  Clowne Half Marathon



19th March - Wolfs Pit Fell Race incorporating Notts County Champs

28th June - Hope Wakes Fell Race

8th August - Bradwell Fell Race





The Notts  AAA Summer League series is returning for 2023.

Dates are as follows:

  • 26th April - Hexgreave

  • 10th May - Chilwell Barracks   **** Cancelled****

  • 14th June - Wollaton Park

  • 12th July - Worksop

  • 2nd August - National Watersports Centre - Holme Pierrepont

To take part in these races you will need to be a EA member and will need to wear club colours to be counted. 

For more information on these events including addresses for the Sat Nav please see the Retford Athletic Club Facebook page and click on the Events tab.




  • 5k - 28th July - Newstead Abbey Dash

  • 10k - 29th June - HPRC Grand Prix

  • 10mile - 11th March - Notts 10

  • Half Marathon - 13th August - Newark Half Marathon

  • Marathon - No Race Available

Canal Relay Race

This year's event will take place on Thursday 22nd June and is Retfords turn to host.  if you wish to be considered to run in this event  then head to Clumber parkrun and set your fastest time. This year Retford will be picking 6 men and 4 ladies to make up our team. If anyone would like to volunteer to help then please contact Bevan Adams.

London Marathon Club Place 


Retford are allocated 1 club place each year.  The club has a criteria set in place to be eligable for the place.

  1. You must be a first claim Retford AC member, and have paid for two consecutive years membership.

  2. You must have entered the ballot for the VLM as a member of Retford AC and evidenced this by sending a copy of your rejection email to the Club Secretary.

  3. Places are guaranteed, but must be paid for by the member.

  4. You must run the event in club kit (unless raising money for a specific charity and wearing their kit)

  5. You must not of been awarded the club place in the last 2 years, or have been eligible for a ‘Good for Age’ place in the year you are applying for

  6. You must have actively supported the club in the last year by marshalling/volunteering at a club event or be an active member of the committee.

  7. You must have competed for the club in at least 3 events in the last year (GP events, cross country, summer league.

  8. All applications must be made to the club secretary by the advertised date, with any requested information.

  9. Please provide the committee with any other relevant information you feel is relevant

Look out for posts on the Facebook page and Whatsapp group  for when our application process is open.

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