A stunning circular route around Rutland Water
A brand new run around the perimeter tracks of Rutland water
Race date: 08/10/2023
Distance: 15 miles, 22 miles,
Start time: from 9:30am
Cut off time: 4:00pm
Start/Finish: Sykes Lane,
Entry Fee Includes:
Feed stations Marshalled course
Chip timing Race guide
UKA Licensed event
Stunning course Free finish photos
Comprehensive medical support
Distance: 26.2 Miles/42km
Entry Fee: £42:00
UKA Entry Fee: £40.00
Start Time: From 9:30am
Start/Finish: Sykes Lane, Rutland Water
Cut Off Time: 4:00pm
Total Ascent: 1267ft
Total Descent: 1267ft
Mens 2:47:17 (2019) Phil Martin
Womens 3:13:54 (2019) Beth West
Athletes must be 18 on the day of the event
Rutland Round - Long course
We are based in Englands Smallest county.
The race site is just outside the village of Empingham in between Oakham and Stamford on the A606.
Our course is on one of the most scenic public spaces in the midlands. Rutland Water is an Anglian water reservoir we are lucky enough to have in our County. The course follows the shore line in two out and back sections, taking in iconic landmarks like Normanton Church and Hambleton Peninsula.
Follow the discover Rutland link for Accommodation, things to do, places to eat, useful links.
Parking is now free to all runners. Event parking is located at Sykes lane. Standard parking charges apply to spectators and anyone using the main Sykes lane car park.
The event car park a short walk from the start line.
The race is organised in conjunction with Run Britain. You will run under UKA rules. To see the full list of road running rules then please visit their website.
No in or over ear headphones allowed. Bone conducting headphones are absolutely fine.
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 morning of the race.
The majority of the course is Tarmac. A few miles of the terrain look similar to the picture below. It's beautiful but please be aware the route is slightly looser under foot. The track is used year round, it has been in place for 40+ years. It's well trodden and worn in. We cannot promise there won't be damp sections, especially in the wooded areas.
What will you receive before the race?
You should receive an automated confirmation email when you register. If you do not recieve an email please first check your junk email folder.
All Race Numbers will now be collected at the start line on race morning.
On site facilities
There are a number of facilities on site. Permanent toilet blocks, are scattered throughout the whole site, including various points on the course. We have additional toilets at the registration area for race weekend.
Cafe facilities are located at Sykes lane where you can buy hot and cold food and drink. We also invite a selection of external caterers to our events.
Sykes lane facilities include a tourist information centre, children's play area, Bugtopia and a crazy golf course.
We have a bag drop facility for you to take advantage of subject to Covid-19 restrictions allowing.
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. Please ensure you read your race guide.
Pre Race Treatments
Include taping, massage and injury management. Pre race treatments are at your own expense.
Contests are staggered to prevent congestion. Please be ready in advance and self seed in the start chute. Faster runners at the front. Your time starts when you cross the timing mat under the gantry, not when the gun goes off. Please do not be late.
Will take place at the finish line. Times are approximate and may be moved earlier if all prize winners are present. If you think that you are in the top 3, please listen out for announcements.
Pre Race procedure:
Carefully read the athlete guide prior to the race
Check your run start time on the event website
Ensure you are fit and able to take part prior to race day
Arrive nice and early on race morning to collect your race number and timing chip.
Find your start chute entrance, Full, Half and team runners will enter at different locations. These will be well signposted.
By arriving on the start line
you are confirming your ability to participate.
It is the runners responsibility to ensure they are fit and well.
If you're in any doubt please consult a medical professional.
Please Read our Refund & transfer Policy carefully.
Please do not request that exceptions are made.
We need to ensure your safety at all times. We have a fair policy to allow changes in circumstances. After the transfer deadline we have invested heavily in each entry and unfortunately cannot make changes.
We would be delighted to help you cross the finish line this September
We really hope to see you there
Please check the week before the race.
Timetable may be subject to minor changes
7:30am Race site opens (Sykes lane)
7:35am Registration open
8:45am Bag drop open
9.20am Marathon race briefing
9:30am The Rutland Marathon Starts
9:30am Wave 1
9:32am Wave 2
9:40am Half Marathon race briefing
9:50am The Rutland Half Marathon Starts
9:50am Rutland Half Marathon Wave 1
9:52am Rutland Half Marathon Wave 2
9:54am Rutland Half Marathon Wave 3
9:56am Rutland Half Marathon Wave 4
09:45am Bag drop closes
12:30pm Half Marathon prize giving
1:00pm Full Marathon prize giving
4:00pm The Rutland Marathon course closed
8:00pm Sykes lane closed
Provisional results will be published throughout the day
Results will be finalised the following week