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!

Great Estates: Belvoir Castle 2k, 5k & 10k

19/02/2022

Experience some of the most picturesque trail running in Leicestershire at Belvoir Castle. There is something for new and experienced runners alike, and with a 2k Kid’s Run, the whole family can take part.

Price from £4.99

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 Spring Half Marathon WALK

02/04/2022

Walking a half Marathon is the same distance as running one. The Rutland Spring Half Marathon walk follows the Rutland Water perimeter tracks from Barnsdale – Hambleton peninsula.

Price from £20

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Rutland Spring Half Marathon

03/04/2022

The Rutland Spring Half Marathon is 13.1 miles of stunning Rutland countryside. A fantastic route including some of the best views of the county from Hambleton peninsula.

Price from £30

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Tough Mudder at Belvoir Castle

23/04/2022 - 24/04/2022

Battle through the mud under the watchful eye of Belvoir Castle, this Mudder-favourite course comes complete with thick mud, rolling green hills and a selection of the best obstacles ever compiled. Are you ready?

Price from £10

The Rat Race Dirty Weekend at Burghley

07/05/2022

2022 will be the LAST EVER year for Dirty Weekend and we want to make sure you’re there with us to send this beast out with a bang. Burghley House will play host to the world’s biggest obstacle course one final time on the 7th May 2022 as we roll out the red carpet to ensure this weekend goes down in history as the best celebration ever and trust us, you want to have a spot on that startline.

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.

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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Pacesetter Events

Bull Brig Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, UK

Burghley7

Unnamed Road, Peterborough, Stamford PE9, UK

Tough Mudder at Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle, Grantham, UK

The Rat Race Dirty Weekend at Burghley

Burghley House, Peterborough, Stamford, 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

Rutland 10km

M969+X3 Oakham, UK