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 Thursday 11/11/21 Walkers
Friday 12/11/21 Runners
Saturday 13/11/21 Runners
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Rutland Water


We are proud to present our NightRun and NightWalk at Rutland water. The event is for everyone to come and enjoy a fantastic experience no matter what their ability. Each November you have the chance to experience this incredible venue after dark. 

Date: 11/11/2021 Walkers

           12/11/2021 Runners

           13/11/2021 Runners

Location: Normanton, South Shore, Rutland Water

Distance: 10km

Minimum age:15 yrs old

Start time: From 5pm TBC*


*start times may need to be altered due to coronavirus restrictions. 

Run Entry £22


Fee Includes:

Chip timing

Race number

Parking at Normanton Site

Finisher Medal

Glow Wrist band​

Walk Entry £16 

11/11/21 ONLY

Fee Includes:

Race number

Parking at Normanton Site

Finisher Medal

Glow Wrist band​

Our night event starts and finishes at one of Rutland's most recognisable landmarks, Normanton Church. It will be beautifully illuminated making it visible throughout the whole course. The route is completely traffic free, on well maintained footpaths. This event is open to all abilities. You don't always need to race, you can come and enjoy the atmosphere. 
The route will be subtly illuminated throughout. 

We are aiming to go ahead in November but are monitoring the situation with COVID-19.

Your safety will be our biggest priority but situations such as local lockdowns are out of our control.

The event may be adapted slightly for safety reasons but the essence of the NightRun will remain the same. 

How to Enter

Please read the terms and conditions, transfer and refund policy, then follow the link below. 

Simply follow the instructions and fill in all the fields on the digital entry form. 

You must complete the payment process to secure your entry. 

If you do not recieve a confirmation email you may not have completed the online registration system and will not be guaranteed a place in the event. Please check junk folders for confirmation emails. 

If you do not recieve a confirmation email after registration please get in touch.

Important Stuff

Please read the terms and conditions. We have provided a shortened version of the refund and transfer policy for easy reference. 

Please be aware that the temperature can range from minus figures, to the mid teens Celsius at this time of year. The event will go ahead in most weather conditions. Safety is our primary concern, we will keep you up to date in the week prior to the event if conditions are going to influence the delivery of this race.  

Please be aware we must conform to Covid-19 safe measures. The event plan may change as the situation advances. We will try to keep everything as close as originally advertised but we may have to take steps to keep everyone safe. 


The Course

Rutland NightRun Course Map

You will start and finish in Normanton near the fishing lodge. 

The lights and atmosphere will be incredible as you leave Normanton. 

The course starts along the south shore before completing the length of the Dam. You then pass through Sykes lane where views of the route already completed will be spectacular. Runners will continue along the tarmac track until they reach the end of Whitwell creek. This is their turn point at 5km. You will then re trace your path home to Normanton. 

How To Find us

Parking (price included in your entry fee)

Normanton car park, Head to Normanton Church on the south shore of Rutland water. We are using the car park next to The fishing lodge and Rutland cycles Giant store. 

Normanton Rd

Edith Weston
Rutland Water, South shore

LE15 8HD

Start Line

Waterside Cafe 

Normanton road

Rutland Water

South shore

LE15 8HD

Rutland NightRun location


All times are provisional



4:30pm Free parking to walkers 

5:00pm Site closed to the general public

5:00pm First walkers set off.

6:00pm Last walkers set off


4:30pm Free parking to runners 

5:00pm Site closed to the general public

5:30pm First runners set off.

6:30pm Last runners set off


4:30pm Free parking to runners 

5:00pm Site closed to the general public

5:00pm First runners set off.

6:00pm Last runners set off


We are not sure if we can provide the social gathering we have in previous years. 

If restrictions are relaxed we will reinstate the social gathering.

This is a provisional timetable and may be subject to change. Please double check the week before the event. 


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All race information is based on Coronavirus restrictions being significantly relaxed by November. We will remain flexible until we are clear on the situation at the time of the event. We are confident that the event will go ahead. If we need to manage certain elements of the event to keep you safe we will notify you as soon as possible. We will always try to keep the event as close to the original plan as possible whilst prioritising safety.

Race Briefing

All briefing notes will be sent to runners and walkers in the week prior to the event. We will relay key information over the public address system throughout the evening. Please ensure you read the race documents before attending the event.

Start times

Our provisional start time is from 5pm. Coronavirus will influence the starting procedure that we adopt. We expect restrictions to be relaxed by November but are conscious that we will be going into a winter period.  

The preferred model is a relaxed start window where you can flow over the start at a time of your choosing (within an allocated time frame). If restrictions are in place we may need to manage that start using your expected finish times.

2021 Saturday Night Results
We dont talk about 2020


There are no on the day entries in this event. You must have registered in advance. We will send race numbers to your registered address in advance of the event.


Please do not forget your race number, there is a small charge for a replacement. 

Prize giving 

Unfortunately due to the time spread we will not be in a position to have a prize giving ceremony on the night. Once everyone has finished and the results are clear we will announce the podium places on the website. In the week following we will send awards to each runners in first, second and third place. 


The Normanton car park is available to all our runners. The parking fees are included in your entry. This will be valid from 4:30pm.



No music players allowed. 

Unfortunately you cannot run with a buggy or your dog on a lead. 

Dogs are welcome at the NightWalk but not the NightRun.

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.
Torches are compulsory, hand torches are acceptable, head torches are better. We will have lights to mark the course but you will need additional light to see the track. 



After a few hundred metres the majority of the route is Tarmac. The course begins in Normanton Car park. We cannot promise there won't be damp sections, especially in the wooded areas. At this time of year the tracks can be muddy and covered in leaves. We suggest caution especially in reduced visibility.

What will you receive before the race?

We will send race numbers and timing chips in the post. 

You should receive an automated confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive an email please first check your junk email folder.

We will email everyone a race guide and event pricing in the week prior to the event.

Covid-19 Safe event

This years event will be a little different to previous years. We have made significant changes to ensure we are Covid safe in order to protect our competitors, colleagues and community. 

We are in constant dialogue with key stakeholders to ensure we are as safe as possible given the current situation. 

Event capacity

The start and finish areas will be socially distanced with queue areas should we have to manage starters crossing the line. Suggested start times are based on your expected finish time. 

Race numbers and timing chips

We will send race numbers with timing chips to your registered address before the event. If you forget your race number there will be a £2 charge on the night to replace.   


Medical provisions

Covid safe medical provisions. As with all out events we have an incredibly high standard of safety cover often hiding out on the course. The provisions in place are set up to be Covid safe so you can be confident if assistance is required. 


Track and trace

Track and trace will be implemented using your entry details. We will also have QR codes so we can track and trace via the government app. 


Face masks and hand washing

We will have socially distanced queues and plenty of hand washing facilities at all public areas, please use them. 
Please use a face mask if you need to approach our team. If you have forgotten your race number please wear a face mask when arranging a new one. We are outdoors in an open space so mask wearing is not compulsory but please be sensitive to others around you. If you choose to wear a mask anyway you are of course welcome to do so. 



Unfortunately there will be no spectators allowed at the site. (if government advice changes we will welcome spectators as soon as possible)

Arriving at the event site

There will be ample parking on the site. Please park your car, dress to run/walk and make your way to the start line at your suggested start time. 

The start line.

We have a new large open start area so social distancing can be observed. If we experience a peak in arrivals we will arrange runners & walkers on a first come first serve basis in our social distance queue system. The team will be on hand to manage your arrival safely. If you turn up to the start area dressed with your race number (which included your timing chip) at the correct time we will help you start safely. There is no need to check in or register. We will note your arrival when you trigger the timing mats at the start line. 

Athlete services

This has changed a little from previous years to reduce contact points. Please leave your bag in your vehicle as there will be no waiting around on the start line. Arrive at the start area dressed to run. 
Unfortunately we cannot host athletes pre and post event at the Waterside cafe. This facility will be closed for the duration of the event. 

Toilet facilities

They will be open and available on the night of the event. Ample hand washing facilities will be available outside the toilet blocks. 

Course changes

With a couple of pinch points on the course we have re routed the course at Sykes lane and the finish line. Please see the detailed course maps in your race guide for more details. The route in extremely similar to previous years but will be well marked on the night of the event. 

Course etiquette

You must stay to the left at all times on the route. We thank everyone in advance for your cooperation and we trust that we can rely on your cooperation. There are no olympic medals at stake but we appreciate you want to be competitive. Please turn up at your correct start window (that will make everyones lives a lot less stressful) and if you need to overtake please do so sensibly and courteously. For one year only we politely ask that you don't sharpen your elbows on the way past others, but you pass with ample distance once a gap appears. If you're being overtaken please be courteous and allow some room. If everyone tries their best we can all have a fun evening with little need for us to referee. Play nice and be sympathetic to others around you!  

Hydration/feed stations

Please try to be self sufficient if you can. There will be self serve feed stations at Sykes lane. Please grab a cup and discard away from the feed station. 

Finish line

Sadly we cannot present medals. We have always presented medals from day one of our events company and it's very sad that we're unable to do it this time. We appreciate you being there and can only apologise that this important marker of your achievement will be so impersonal. 

The Finish line will be split from the start. Once you finish please avoid congregating in numbers around the finish area. We don't want to kick anyone straight off the site but please be mindful that we cannot allow crowds to form. 

We are managing this event as safely as possible and thank you for considering running or walking with us. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in contact. 

The course is stunning and we hope to honour the opportunity to enjoy the event in a safe and responsible manner. 

Thank you for reading

See you in November!