5:00pm - 10:00pm 14/11/2020
Unfortunately due to the latest lock down in England the event is now cancelled. All entrants should have received an email detailing the next step. If you have not received an email from us please get in touch via
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 running at this incredible venue after dark.
Saturday NightRun & NightWalk
Run Start Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Walk Start Time: 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Location: Normanton, South Shore, Rutland Water
Minimum age:15 yrs old
Run Entry Fee Includes:
Parking at Normanton Site
Glow Wrist band
Walk Entry Fee Includes:
Parking at Normanton Site
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.
Our NightRun & NightWalk are both taking place on Saturday this year.
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.
Anyone entering the event after 22/08/2020 will be deferred into the 2021 NightRun if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19.
All entries prior to this date will be subject to the original terms of entry.
Thank you for your understanding, it's a necessary minor adjustment to safeguard our financial risk in proceeding with the event.
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.
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.
You will start and finish in Normanton near the fishing lodge.
The lights and atmosphere will be incredible as you leave Normanton.
You will run along the south shore, the length of the Dam, 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.
Rutland Water, South shore
9:00am Normanton site open
4:30pm Free parking to competitors
5:00pm Site closed to the general public
The timetable is to ease any congestion or overtaking on the course. Your suggested start time is based on your expected finish time.
(times are suggested, we will manage the start and set you off at regular intervals between 5:00pm and 7:00pm please turn up at the time based on your expected finish time)
7:20pm Last walkers start
Sorry but we cannot provide the social gathering we have in previous years.
10:00pm Course closed
This is a provisional timetable and may be subject to change. Please double check the week before the event.
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 are suggested. You may start the event alongside people in your bubble. Please use the time of the slowest runner in your group if you intend to run together. Turning up at the correct time will ease congestion.
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.
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.
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 to runners.
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.
We have scaled back to one evening, reducing the event size by over 85%. The capacity on the Saturday night is over 60% less than the previous two years.
This will allow ample space on the course to enjoy the route. For context, the footpaths would be busier on any given day with the unsupervised general public. 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.
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.
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 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.
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 runners pre and post event at the Waterside cafe. This facility will be closed for the duration of the event.
They will be open and available to runners on the night of the event. Ample hand washing facilities will be available outside the toilet blocks.
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.
You must stay to the left at all times on the route. This is a very tentative step back into events for everyone and we know 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 other runners 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!
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.
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.