5:30pm Thursday 11/11/2021
Our night walk 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. We have a generous time limit to allow a gentle amble around. There is no need to complete the full 10km if you don't want to. We will mark turn points along the way to allow you to choose a distance. The route will be subtly illuminated throughout. You should bring your own torch. Although the tracks are well maintained the lighting will indicate the direction to walk but may not illuminate the ground enough to ensure your footing.
Start Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: Normanton, South Shore, Rutland Water
Distance: 10km Maximum (shorter is fine)
Entry Fee: £16.00
Minimum age:15 yrs old
(this event is not chip timed)
Entry Fee Includes:
Parking at Normanton Site
Glow Wrist band
Personalised event bib
(if you enter early enough)
Dog Friendly 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.
Please check your email for confirmation.
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.
We will have a rolling start form Normanton, The event is not timed. This is not a competitive event.
We have a 1 hour start window 5:30pm - 6:30pm Thursday,
(this my be extended to allow social distancing)
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.
Update event guide available 31/10/2021
You will start and finish in Normanton near the fishing lodge.
Our course is beautifully illuminated throughout. The complete route is 10km, taking you to Whitwell and back. We will mark turn points along the way so if you fancy a shorter option you're more than welcome to turn early. This is not a competitive event so don't feel any pressure to complete a distance you're not entirely comfortable with.
There will also be km markers along the entire route. Please feel free to turn back at any of those points. Turning when you reach the 1km marker will result in a 2km walk in total. There are no surprises turns or adjustments on the way home. The course is a very simple out and back.
Important note about the course. The lights are beautiful but are not designed to safely light the tracks. The tracks are in good condition but it is a Night time event. We do not want to enforce a rule where everyone must have a personal light on at all times, so we kindly ask each individual to be sensible about their light requirement. Lots of bright lights often make visibility worse and dazzle walkers. It is fantastic to walk amongst our lights once your eyes have adjusted to the dark. BUT we do need everyone to take responsibility and be ready to turn a light on especially in the darker places such as wooded areas.
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
5:00pm Course closed to the public
4:30pm Registration open
5:30pm Registration closed
5:30pm Walk starts
6:30pm Last walker start
6:00pm - 9:00pm on course refreshments
9:00pm Course closed
Please double check the timetable in the final event guide. The times may be subject to small tweaks.
Will be conducted at the start of the walk. 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 at the designated time.
We have a very flexible start time. This is not a race. You have a 30 minute window to cross the start line.
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.
The Normanton Car park is available to all our runners. The parking fees are included in your entry. This will be valid from 4pm.
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, we will have lights to mark the course but you may 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 covered in leaves. We suggest caution especially in reduced visibility.
What will you receive before the race?
We do not send anything in the post. You must collect everything on event 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.
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. There are additional toilets at the registration building.
Cafe facilities where you can buy hot and cold food and drink.
Retailers - Giant Store Normanton and Normanton Fishing Lodge if that's your kind of thing!
Can you walk for charity?
You are very welcome to walk for charity. We would love you to raise lots of dosh for a good cause.
Do you need a torch?
You DO NEED A TORCH. If you are walking in a pair, feel free to share one. We are all adults, you can make that choice. But don't shout at us if you end up in the dark without a light. It is a night walk. It will be dark. you don't have to light the torch the entire time. It can ruin the atmosphere, but please be sensible.
What is an average walking pace?
Google seems to think around 3 miles an hour. That means 2 hours will be an average finish time.
How will that take to complete 10km?
Each individual will be different. We have allowed 4 hours. That is twice the average walking pace.
Can I eat on the way?
Yes, but please clear up after yourself.
Can I take a rucksack?
Please do. You might want some extra clothing. Unless you get warm and need to strip a few layers.
Do I need to walk the entire 10km?
No, we will have turn options throughout. Please come and enjoy the route, challenge yourself, but don't feel like you must finish the entire 10km. You do need to get yourself back from wherever you decide to turn. There is no taxi service here.
Are dogs welcome?
Dogs are welcome, irresponsible owners are not.
Friendly dogs only please. They must get along with other dogs. Please clear any mess up after you! On or off the track. Enjoy walking your dog but please respect the venue and the event so we can continue to allow dogs to come along.
They must be on a short lead at all times. Long extendable leads in the dark are asking for trouble. Do not let them chase the sheep in the dark. You are responsible for your dog at all times on the site. We want to allow people this option, but are not taking responsibility for everyone and their dog! Sorry for the lecture!