9:00am 08/03/2020

Burghley House


A sensational course linking Burghley and Stamford. With incredible access to the private areas of the Burghley estate, a traffic free High street st Martins and a course that explores countless beautiful and unique locations. 

Race Date: 08/03/2020 

Distance: 7 Mile Road Race  

Start time: 09:00am

Cut off Time: 11:00am

Start/Finish: Burghley House, Stamford

UKA Entry Fee: £25.00

Entry Fee: £27.00

Entry Fee Includes:

Finisher Medal

Tech Finisher t-shirt

Instant Results

Chip timing

UKA Licensed event

Full road closures

Advanced medical support

Free finisher photos



This is a real adventure through the things and places that make this place amazing. The beautiful town of Stamford, Burghley estate, stunning landmarks, local communities, beautiful villages and the local countryside. It has it all. 

We start at Bottle lodges. The stunning gateway to Burghley is our incredible start chute. 

As you exit the estate, you turn right down the Beautifully preserved Georgian High street St Martins. An absolute treat to run here with the traffic stopped for your safety. 

At the bottom of the hill you will pass the George hotel and the Gallows spanning the road. These were put in place in ???? to warn any passing criminals of the consequences for any indescretions whilst in town. It worked and they were never actually used. 

You'll run across the town bridge with an amazing view of the Meadows to your left, town hall straight ahead and the riverside to your right. You'll have a great view of the town skyline littered with churches as you reach this point. 

After a U turn you will turn left and follow the river welland along water street until you re enter the Burghley estate. The course goes through the Deer park where thousands of red deer roam freely. You slowly approach the house through ancient wood and stunning parkland. 

The course passes the front door. You'll get close up to Burghley house with a good look at the house gates.

We then exit the estate and run towards the beautiful village of Pilsgate. Here you will see the countryside we know and love, including the wider Burghley estate and wonderful communities that surround it. 

After following the perimeter of the main estate you will re enter in the rear private entrance onto the private estate of Burghley. It is a massive privelidge to run here as it is usually closed to the public. A huge treat for everyone. 

the final mile is very special.

A long straight installed by Lancelot Capability Brown when he re designed the gardens takes us towards the finish line. The road was installed to inspire and amaze those arrive by horse and cart with the landscaping designed to hide, reveal, hide, reveal as you approach the house. This was the view the Architects wanted you to see. it is spectacular. 

As you reach the lake, the house dissapears as you cross lions bridge. 

Once back into the main estate the course will sweep round through ancient trees and suddenly the house and the finish line are there infant of you. 

We will be waiting to welcome you home. 

This is a very special opportunity not to be missed.

Bottle Lodges. Tudor Gatehouse the west entrance to the estate. Built in 
St Martins High Street flawless Georgian history
The George Hotel and Gallows. Host to prime ministers and royalty a local landmark and place of huge historic importance. 
Town bridge with views over the meadows
River Welland The historic trade route through Stamford
Burghley Estate Beautiful country estate with ancient woodlands and exquisitely maintained grounds
Burghley House finished in 1587 one the finest Elizabethan houses ever constructed. 
Burghley Deer Park red deer roam freely 
Pilsgate A lovely little village where support will be high
The Green Drift Lincolnshire countryside, dry stone walls and rolling fields
Burghley Walled Gardens The old kitchen garden formerly employing 18 full time gardeners and feeding the estate
The Private Burghley Estate ordinarily closed to the public, a huge privilege to run here
Lacelot 'capability' brown house approach The approach planned for horse and cart with the best view of the house
Lions bridge beautiful lions bridge in the heart of the estate 

How To Enter

Agree to the terms and conditions

Agree to the refund and deferral policy

Follow the link, Enter Now

Fill in your details and pay the entry fee.

Check your inbox, spam folders, work emails or anywhere else your confirmation email might be hiding!
Email us at rutlandmarathon@gmail.com if you do not appear on the start list or you have not received your email confirmation.

You will not receive anything in the post. Race numbers will be collected at registration. 




7:00am Race registration opens 


8:30am Bag drop open


8:45am Registration closed


8:50am Race briefing

8:50am Bag drop closes

09:00am Burghley7 starts

10:15 am Burghley7 prize giving


11:00am Burghley7 course closed


6:00pm Burghley park closed


Provisional results will be published throughout the day

Results will be finalised the following week


How To Find Us

On race day you will have to follow the Yellow signs to Race registration. All traffic will be required to enter through the B11223 main visitor entrance to the house. 

This road will be closed to traffic from 9:00am - 9:45am 

You must arrive on site on time and be registered well in advance.  

Any spectators will be required to arrive on site before this road is closed to the public. You will have to wait until all runners have cleared the area to access the site after 9:00am. 

Cars will not be allowed to move during the event. 





Bag Drop

We have a bag drop facility for you to take advantage of. It is located at the start line. Each race bib has a tear off luggage label. simply attach this to your bag and we will transport your bags to the finish line. Warm clothing is advised for the walk to the start line. 

Please do not leave valuables in your bags. Items are left at your own risk. 

Race Briefing

Will be conducted at the race start line. We will cover a few general safety points and inform you of any changes or notable difference to the course. Please be at the start line at the designated time. 

Start times

Please be ready in advance the start. Your time starts when you cross the timing mat under the gantry, not when the gun goes off.

Please do not be late. Absolutely No Late starts will be permitted under any circumstances. 


Open and closing times will be strictly adhered to. There are no on the day entries in this event. You must have entered in advance. 

Prize giving 

Will take place at the finish line. Times are approximate and may be moved earlier if all prize winners are present


Parking is available and free to runner on the Burghley estate. Please follow instructions in the event guide so you get to the correct entrance on time. 


No music players allowed. 

Under UKA rules you unfortunately cannot run with a buggy or your dog on a lead. 

Please do not pass on your entry without informing us. Changing entries will only be considered within the transfer policy. 

The person registered must turn up to race registration on the evening of the race.



The entire route is Tarmac road. We cannot promise there won't be damp sections.

What will you receive before the race?

We do not send race numbers or timing chips to runners. you must collect them on race morning. You should receive an automated confirmation email when you register. If you do not recieve an email please first check your junk email folder. Follow the link to the start list where you will find your name if your registration has been successful. Please allow 48hrs for the system to update. 

On site facilities



Bag storage

Medical treatment centre. Fully staffed with supplies and highly qualified staff.

Mobile catering facilities where you can buy hot and cold food and drink. 

Please note: The main house will be closed during the event.


It is a tremendous privilege to host this event at such an incredible venue. 

The history and the beauty is breathtaking. 

The access we are being given during this event is down to the tremendous support given by the Burghley estate, Stamford and Peterborough council in facilitating this event. 

We are joining the Burghley estate and the historic old town of Stamford for the first run of its kind taking in the best of this place along one race route. 

we must give special thanks to SKDC, Peterborough district council, Pilsgate Village, Stamford Town council and Burghley estate for believing in the project and working on the delivery. Without these organisations and local people we wouldn't have the opportunity to run and share such an incredible place in such a special way. 

How old is Burghley?

1491 King Henry VIII Born

1492 Columbus discovers America

1520 William Cecil born 1st Lord Burghley

1558 Coronation of Elizabeth I

1587 Burghley Complete

1588 Spanish armada defeated

1605 Gunpowder plot

1642-1646 The Civil War

1666 Great fire of London

1694 Bank of England founded

1706 Treaty of the Union Great Britain formed

1776 American declaration of independence 

1778 Cook discovers Hawaii

1815 Napoleon Defeated at Waterloo

1859 On the origins of species published

1914 The Great War

1942 World War II

1969 First man on the moon

2020 First Burghley10

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