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

Rockingham Interntational Horse Trials

01/05/2020 - 03/05/2020

The Fairfax & Favor Rockingham International Horse Trials 2020 will be held on Rockingham’s Great Park with beautiful views over the Welland valley.

Rat Race, Dirty Weekend


Dirty Weekend is quite simply the World’s Biggest Assault Course, followed by an Epic After-Party of Festival-Proportions. The run itself consists of 2 options: The Full Mucker (20 miles) and Half Mucker (13 miles) option for those who want most of the obstacles but who find the full distance a little much.

Rutland 10km Road Race


Closed Road 10km run in the heart of Rutland. New for 2020, We are delighted to be offering a new 10km run at Rutland Water.

Race For Life


Join thousands of women all over the UK as they take part in Cancer Research’s Race for Life to raise money so we can beat cancer sooner.
5k (or just over 3 miles) is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you like and choose to run, jog or walk your way around the course.

RAFA Rides: 2020


Following the success of our cycling event in 2019, RAFA Rides: 2020 returns on 13 June and offers three brand new routes: beginner (30 miles), intermediate (70 miles) or advanced (100 miles ).

Price from £25

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2020

02/09/2020 - 06/09/2020

The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials – extended to 5 days for 2020 (Wednesday 2nd to Sunday, 6th September 2020) is the premier equestrian and social event in the international sporting calendar and a focus for the best horses and riders in the world. The parkland of Burghley provides a perfect setting for the 4-Day Event competition and a stunning location for the popular shopping village of more than 600 exhibitors – tempting all ages and tastes.

Rutland Spring Half Marathon

Unnamed Road, Oakham LE15 8AB, United Kingdom

The Rutland CiCLE Tour Sportif

Normanton Rd, Oakham LE15 8HD, UK

Rutland - Melton International CiCLE Classic

9b High St, Oakham LE15 6AH, UK

Rat Race, Dirty Weekend

Furniture Conservation Burghley House, Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY, UK

Rutland 10km Road Race

Sykes Ln, Oakham LE15, UK

Race For Life

Furniture Conservation Burghley House, Peterborough, Stamford PE9 3JY, UK

RAFA Rides: 2020

Goadby Rd, Waltham on the Wolds, Melton Mowbray LE14 4AG, UK

Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials 2020

urghley House, urghley Park, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 3JY, United Kingdom