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Come and enjoy our beautiful county, stunning views and traffic free running.

The Rutland Marathon & Half Marathon is back for 2022, We are really proud to present this event in the beautiful county of Rutland. 

Race date:      25/09/2022

Distance:        Marathon, 

                        Half Marathon                        

Start time:      from 9:00am

Cut off time:   4:00pm

Start/Finish:   Sykes Lane,

                         Rutland Water

Entry Fee Includes:

Finisher medal                 Finisher t-shirt     Feed stations                   Marshalled course

Chip timing                      Race guide           UKA Licensed event          Free parking

Stunning course               Free finish photos

Comprehensive medical support

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Distance: 26.2 Miles/42km

Entry Fee: £42:00

UKA Entry Fee: £40.00

Start Time: From 9:00am

Start/Finish: Sykes Lane, Rutland Water

Cut Off Time: 4:00pm

Terrain: Undulating/Mixed

Total Ascent: 1267ft

Total Descent: 1267ft

Course Records:

Mens 2:47:17 (2019) Phil Martin

Womens 3:13:54 (2019) Beth West           

Rutland Marathon course map


Distance: 13.1 Miles/21km

Entry Fee: £32.00

UKA Entry Fee: £30:00

Start Time: From 09:00am

Start/Finish: Sykes Lane, Rutland Water

Cut Off Time: 4:00pm

Terrain: Undulating/Mixed

Total Ascent: 623ft

Total Descent: 623ft

Course Records:

Mens: 1:14:12 (2021) Jonno Yeates

Womens 1:28:45 (2021) Carolyn Hay

Rutland Half Marathon course map
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We will start the race in Waves. Your wave will be determined by the predicted time you submit on the entry page. If your predicted time changes or you want to change waves to run with friends, DO NOT WORRY. Waves will be designated a couple of weeks prior to the race. (provisional waves will be published as early as possible). We will also let you know how to change waves at that time. 

WhereAre We?

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. 

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Parking is now free to all runners. Event parking is located at the rear of Rutland water Dam. 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. Marshals will be on site to assist you to the start line. Please allow 10 minutes to walk to registration.   


The race is organised in conjunction with Run Britain. You will run under British Athletics 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. 



We get lots of enquiries about the terrain and suggested footwear for this 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. We run here year round in road shoes. It's not an off road or trail shoe event but please note the difference in terrain. Small sections will take place on grass areas. This includes the start/finish are and a small are in Whitwell to safely bypass the car parks.

The team course does not include any of this varied terrain.

What will you receive before the race?

We will send your race number and timing chip in the post so [please ensure your address details are kept up to date 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. 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.  

Rutland Marathon & Half Marathon Hambletn peninsula view


Please Note,

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. 

Minimum ages (on the day of the race)

Marathon 18, Half Marathon 17,


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.

Race Numbers
Available 14/9/2022

Enter the Race

We would be delighted to help you cross the finish line this September
We really hope to see you there


Provisional event outline. Please check before the event.



7:30am Race site opens (Sykes lane)


8:30am Bag drop open

8:50am Marathon race briefing

9:00am The Rutland Marathon Starts

9:00am Wave 1

9:02am Wave 2

9:15am Half Marathon race briefing

9:15am The Rutland Half Marathon Starts

9:15am Rutland Half Marathon Wave 1

9:17am Rutland Half Marathon Wave 2

9:19am Rutland Half Marathon Wave 3

9:21am Rutland Half Marathon Wave 4

09:20am Bag drop closes

12:00pm Half Marathon prize giving


1:00pm Full Marathon prize giving


3:30pm 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

Please check the week before the race.
Timetable may be subject to minor changes

Bag Drop

We have a bag drop facility for you to take advantage of subject to Covid-19 restrictions allowing.

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. Please ensure you read your race guide.

Pre Race Treatments

Include taping, massage and injury management. Pre race treatments are at your own expense.

Start times

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. 

Prize giving 

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. 


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Please Note, we do not refund, defer or alter entries at late notice. Check our transfer and refund policy. There will be no exceptions made. Thank you for your understanding. 





Your 2022 results will be uploaded live as you cross the finish line. You can check online or head over to our timing partners for an instant print out of your result and provisional standing in the race.
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Proudly Recommending Local Experts

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Need running Advise?

No matter what your ability, we would happily recommend local experts inspire2tri for coaching and advise. inspire2tri have some world class facilities in their underwater treadmills. They also offer top notch coaching and technique analysis from the studio barn in Manton on the shore of Rutland Water. 

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Struggling with injury?

Based just outside of Oakham in Rutland, Mike is available for sessions throughout the year. If you are struggling with an injury or just need some routine maintenance then we highly recommend his services.