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 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

Conquer the Castle: Running challenge

31/07/2021

Visitors to Rockingham Castle will immediately understand why William the Conqueror ordered a castle to be built here. With its magnificent views across the Welland Valley this stronghold was crucial in helping William subdue his new kingdom.

SwimRutland

08/08/2021

Swim across Rutland Water this summer.
500m, 2km, 4km & 8km open water swims.

The Vitruvian Triathlon

11/09/2021

The Vitruvian Triathlon is a classic Middle distance triathlon on the UK calendar. Athletes will swim 1900m in the calm, sheltered waters of Whitwell creek, Ride 84km on a varied Rutland course including flat out sections and rolling hills.

Price from £136

The Dambuster Triathlon

11/09/2021

The Dambuster Triathlon is an olympic/standard distance triathlon in the heart of Rutland. For one year only this event has join with The Vitruvian triathlon in September giving two incredible events on one day.

Price from £66

The Rutland Marathon & Half Marathon

19/09/2021

A stunning course in the heart of Rutland including a full and half marathon. The event is a staple on the UK athletics run calendar with our experienced team taking care of all that you need whilst completing your incredible achievement.

Rutland NightWalk

11/11/2021

Each November hundreds of walkers descend on Rutland Water to enjoy our 10km course. Our event team will look after you throughout with hot drinks and snacks and plenty of safety cover.

Rutland NightRun

12/11/2021 - 13/11/2021

Rutland Water beautifully illuminated for this 10km run.
Two evenings to choose from – Friday or Saturday night.
The whole 10km is subtly illuminated giving an amazing atmosphere and Rutland Water as you’ve never seen it before.

Burghley7

13/03/2022

A 7 mile road race through the heart of Stamford and Burghley house. The course starts at the Tudor gatehouse entering the Burghley estate.

Price from £24

Conquer the Castle: Running challenge

Rockingham Castle Estate, Rockingham, Market Harborough LE16 8TH, UK

SwimRutland

Bull Brig Lane, Oakham, UK

SwimRutland NightSwim

Rutland Watersports, Bull Brig Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, UK

The Vitruvian Triathlon

2 Bull Brig Ln, Whitwell, Oakham LE15 8BL, UK

The Dambuster Triathlon

2 Bull Brig Ln, Whitwell, Oakham LE15 8BL, UK

Rutland NightWalk

Normanton Church, Normanton Park Road, Oakham, UK

Rutland NightRun

Normanton Church, Normanton Park Road, Oakham, UK

Burghley7

Unnamed Road, Peterborough, Stamford PE9, UK