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

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!

SwimRutland NightSwim


In early September we are giving you the chance to experience the thrill of swimming in open water underneath the stars. This unique experience will enliven your senses and create an atmosphere you will struggle to replicate.

Price from £32

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Burghley Horse Trials

01/09/2022 - 04/09/2022

The world’s greatest 5* equestrian event acknowledged globally by leading riders as their ultimate competitive goal. A key event towards the end of the summer social season, Land Rover Burghley attracts fantastic crowds to witness exhilarating equestrian action alongside browsing the world renowned shopping avenues and enjoying the many other attractions and activities on offer in this truly stunning location.

Festival of the Horse

10/09/2022 - 11/09/2022

Back by popular demand for its second year running, we are delighted to announce an even bigger, more spectacular Festival of the Horse will be held this summer on the Belvoir Parkland, for a weekend of thrilling equestrian entertainment suitable for all the family.

Equinox24 at Belvoir Castle

17/09/2022 - 18/09/2022

Equinox24 is a 24 hour running event in the beautiful grounds of Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire.

The Rutland Marathon & Half Marathon


Traffic free running in the heart of Rutland. Our Marathon & Half Marathon courses following the perimeter tracks around Rutland Water.

Price from £30

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Rutland Night 10K

10/11/2022 - 12/11/2022

We are proud to present our  Rutland Night10k at Rutland Water. Three evenings with walkers on Thursday and Runners on Friday and Saturday.

Price from £16

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Pacesetter Events

Bull Brig Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, UK

SwimRutland NightSwim

M979+FC Oakham, UK

Burghley Horse Trials

Burghley House, Peterborough, Stamford, UK

The Vitruvian Triathlon

M978+78 Oakham, UK

Equinox24 at Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK

Rutland Night 10K

J9VH+M6 Oakham, UK