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

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!

Rockingham Horse Trials

20/05/2022 - 22/05/2022

Enjoy dressage, show jumping, and cross country as well as a large range of trade stands on site, selling everything from high quality equestrian products, country wear and gifts to fashion accessories. We will have a range of information and charitable stands supporting countryside charities and local organisations.

Rutland Walking, Cycling & Outdoor Festival

21/05/2022 - 05/06/2022

The two week festival includes over 30 sessions for all ages and abilities, including countryside walks, casual bike rides, nordic walking and more. Whether you take part regularly or on the odd occasion it will be great to see you there, everyone is welcome.

Living Heritage Game and Country Fair at Burghley

03/06/2022 - 05/06/2022

Enjoy first class entertainment from some of the countryside’s top names and organisations in the UK, and try out lots of country sports such as Clayshoot, Airguns, Archery, and Fishing.

Grimsthorpe Gallop 2022

12/06/2022

Set in the beautiful grounds of Grimsthorpe Castle, this event makes for a perfect summer race, whether you take on the family friendly 5k or go for the longer challenges of 10k, 10miles or 13.1 miles.

Rutland 10km

25/06/2022

Our stunning NEW 10km run course takes you from Whitwell to Normanton turning adjacent to Rutland’s most iconic landmark. Runners will be treated to panoramic views across the lake as they tackle Rutland Water Dam.

Price from £17

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The Dambuster Triathlon

26/06/2022

The Dambuster is under new management with an experienced team at the helm. A closed road bike course and a new sprint distance option to complement the long standing Olympic distance event.

Price from £65

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The Raptor Rally at Rockingham Castle

25/06/2022 - 26/06/2022

Leave your comfort zone behind and take part in the latest cycling challenge, combining tough terrain riding and over 20 daring obstacles all taking place on the Castle’s historic Great Park.

Pacesetter Events

Bull Brig Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, UK

Rockingham Horse Trials

Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, UK

Electric Bike Demo Day - Rutland Cycling Whitwell

Rutland Cycling Whitwell, Bull Brig Lane, Oakham, UK

Living Heritage Game and Country Fair at Burghley

Burghley House, Peterborough, Stamford, UK

Race For Life - Cancer Research UK at Burghley

Burghley House, Peterborough, Stamford, UK

Grimsthorpe Gallop 2022

Grimsthorpe Castle Park & Gardens, Grimsthorpe, Bourne, UK

Rutland 10km

M969+X3 Oakham, UK

The Dambuster Triathlon

M978+6J Oakham, UK

The Raptor Rally at Rockingham Castle

Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Market Harborough, UK