Sporting

This rural and scenic destination provides a fabulous setting which host numerous outdoor sporting events for beginners through to those seeking more of a challenge.

Popular sports in Rutland include cycling, fishing, sailing, running, triathlons, open water swimming, water sports and many more.

There is a weekly parkrun at Rutland Water every Saturday at 9am starting at Normanton Church. Parkrunners can register for free via the parkrun UK website and need to bring a hard copy of their barcode. The parkrun attracts all ages and abilities who walk, jog or run the 3 miles, from babies in buggies to Nordic walkers, there is also provision for all abilities – and everyone is encouraged back to the restaurant for a drink and a chat afterwards. Junior parkrun happens every Sunday, also at Normaton at 9am, but a shorter distance of 2km and lots more cheering! £1 all day parking for park runners on the day.

Annual Sports Events Hosted in Rutland

• Rutland Marathon: 1500-2000 participants + spectators
• Spring Half Marathon: approx. 1500 participants + spectators
• 10k Night Run: 500 participants
• Vitruvian Triathlon: 1100-200 participants + spectators
• Dambuster Triathlon: 800 – 1000 participants + spectators
• Swim Rutland: 700 -1000 participants + spectators
• Night Swim: 200 participants
• Rutland – Melton International CiCLE Classic
• UK Windsurfing Association: 50 – 100 participants
• World Lure Championships (Fishing): 120 participants in 2018
• AW AirFlo International (Fishing): 200 participants

Pacesetter Events

Proudly hosting athlete focussed events in and around the county of Rutland, including triathlons, walks, swims and walks. This year you will see the return of some established favourites alongside some newer offerings, find the perfect event for your next sporting challenge!

Rutland 10km

22/06/2024

A summer 10km run around the shoreline of Rutland Water.
Panoramic views across Rutland Water awaits with hundreds of other athletes enjoying an early summer race.
Athletes run from Whitwell to Normanton Church.

The Dambuster Triathlon

23/06/2024

Sprint and Standard distance triathlon with a beautiful swim locations, fast and interesting closed road bike course and stunning lakeside run route.
The Dambuster triathlon is a 2025 European Standard Distance Championship qualifying event.
Athletes travel from across the country to take part in the Dambuster Triathlon where you can expect one of the uk’s finest triathlon events.

Rutland TowerSwim

18/07/2024

An open water swim adventure to the Water tower in the middle of Rutland Water.

SwimRutland

04/08/2024

500m, 2km, 4km & 8km
Hundreds of swimmers join us at Rutland Water each year to enjoy the adventure and swim across this extraordinary reservoir.
SwimRutland has been a huge part of the UK open water swim calendar since 2015 helping thousands of swimmers achieves something extraordinary. With distance options for everyone we make open water accessible to anyone.

The Vitruvian Triathlon

08/09/2024

Becoming a Vitruvian is a special achievement. This is a true test of fitness and endurance with our middle distance triathlon.
Athletes swim in the shelter of Whitwell creek, ride a stunning fast Rutland Water bike circuit and run lakeside paths to Rutland’s most famous landmark, Normanton church.
The Vitruvian Triathlon is the English Middle distance national championship for 2024.

Pacesetter Events

Bull Brig Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, UK

Rutland 10km

M978+GV Oakham, UK

The Dambuster Triathlon

M978+GV Oakham, UK

Rutland TowerSwim

M94G+GM Oakham, UK

SwimRutland

M978+GV Oakham, UK

Rutland NightSwim

M978+GV Oakham, UK

The Vitruvian Triathlon

M978+GV Oakham, UK

Rutland Night 10k

J9WG+GP Oakham, UK