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

Rutland Walking, Cycling & Outdoor Festival

09/10/2021 - 24/10/2021

9th – 24th October 2021 – 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.

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

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