5:00pm 13/11/2020
Rutland Water

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.


We are proud to present our NightRun at Rutland water. The NightRun 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. The evening will be very fun and we promise the course will have some special sights along the way.  

Friday NightRun

Date: 13/11/2020 

Start Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Normanton, South Shore, Rutland Water

Distance: 10km

Entry Fee: £22.00

Minimum age:15 yrs old

Saturday NightRun

Date: 14/11/2020 

Start Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Normanton, South Shore, Rutland Water

Distance: 10km

Entry Fee: £22.00

Minimum age:15 yrs old

Run Entry Fee Includes:

Chip timing

Race number

Parking at Normanton Site

Finisher Medal

Glow Wrist band​

Our night run 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. 

Don't forget our NightWalk on the Thursday evening. Follow the links below to find out more.

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. rutlandmarathon@gmail.com

How to swap night?

If you would like to transfer your entry between evenings, you may do so as long as places are still available in the event you wish to move into.

Please email us at rutlandmarathon@gmail.com to arrange the transfer. 

Any changes must be done via the Rutland Marathon email. Please do not switch unofficially. This will invalidate the entry into this event. 

We also have a NightWalk on Thursday 12/11/2020. Follow the link to find out more.

A fun social evening for walkers to enjoy the same course, lights and atmosphere at a less frantic pace. 

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. 

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. 

Normanton Rd

Edith Weston
Rutland Water, South shore

LE15 8HD


Waterside Cafe 

Normanton road

Rutland Water

South shore

LE15 8HD



9:00am Normanton site open

4:00pm Course closed to the public

4:00pm Registration open

5:45pm Registration closed

5:00pm First runners start

6:15pm Last runners start

Sorry we cannot provide the social gathering we have in previous years

7:00pm Prize Giving

8:00pm Course closed


9:00am Normanton site open

4:30pm Registration open

5:00pm Course closed to the public

5:45pm Registration closed

5:00pm First runners start

6:15pm Last runners start

Sorry we cannot provide the social gathering we have in previous years

7:00pm Prize Giving

8:00pm Course closed

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


Email:  rutlandmarathon@gmail.com

Facebook: /therutlandmarathon

Instagram: @rutlandmarathon


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. 

We will send a video race briefing a week prior to the event

Start times

Start times will be flexible due to social distancing requirements. We will have a large 'open window' for runners to start at their leisure.


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


The Normanton Car park is available to all our runners. The parking fees are included in your entry. This will be valid from 5pm.



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.
Head torches are advised, hand torches are acceptable. We will have lights to mark the course but you will need additional light to see the track. 



After a few hundred metres the entire 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 covers din leaves. We suggest caution especially in reduced visibility.

What will you receive before the race?

We do not send race numbers or timing chips to runners. you must collect them on race evening. 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. 

Thank you for reading

See you in November!

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