Rutland Marathon Spring Half
Information for those with a 2020 entry
We outlined two simple options that would be available to our participants when the event was officially cancelled earlier in the week.
Option 1: Defer into 2021
Option 2: A full refund on your entry fee.
Option 1 is the easiest as it requires you to do absolutely nothing. We have written new terms and conditions for those deferring allowing greater flexibility and the ability to change your mind at a later date. We appreciate that things can change in a year and want to make this as painless and flexible for you as possible. New terms can be found on our website.
The Rutland Spring half Marathon Walk – 10/04/2021
The Rutland Spring Half Marathon 11/04/2021
If we do not hear from you, we will automatically transfer you into the 2021 event.
Option 2 requires a little more interaction. If you would like a refund on your entry fee please send the following information via email to
Either your original confirmation email with REFUND in the message.
An email with your Full Name & Date of Birth with RSHM REFUND in the message
Please use the email title: REFUND RSHM
Refunds will be made to the account originally used to pay for the entry. We may wish to confirm certain details with you but we will make contact if that is required.
After 05/04/2020 we will assume that you opted for option 1.
Thank you for your co-operation and understanding. We sincerely hope that you will consider running with us next year but understand the refund option will be preferred by some.
Please allow us a little time to collect the data and issue the refunds. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Timescales will depend on how many refund requests we receive, we are working at pace to ensure this is dealt with efficiently.
Thank you all for such kindness and courtesy over the last few days. We are forever grateful for the patience and understanding afforded us at what is a tough time for everyone.
We have specific terms and conditions for those switching from 2020 - 2021. By transferring your entry these are the terms and conditions you agree to as outlined in recent correspondence.
Race Date: 05/04/2020
Distance: Half Marathon 13.1m / 21km
Start time: 09:30am
Cut off Time: 1:30pm
Start/Finish: Barnsdale, Rutland Water
Entry Fee: £32.00
UKA Entry Fee: £30.00
Entry Fee Includes:
Tech Finisher t-shirt
Post race massage
UKA Licensed event
Free Event Photos
2020 EVENT CANCELLED
Beautiful Scenic Half Marathon around Rutland Water.
The race takes place on a stunning route with unrivalled views of the county.
You will be incredibly well looked after at our Spring Half Marathon.
As well as all your usual goodies, we have a great recovery area with complimentary massage, well stocked regular feed stations and the best marshal team around.
How To Enter
Agree to the terms and conditions
Agree to the refund and deferral policy
Follow the link, Enter Now
Fill in your details and pay the entry fee.
Check your inbox, spam folders, work emails or anywhere else your confirmation email might be hiding!
Email us at if you do not appear on the start list or you have not received your email confirmation.
You will not receive anything in the post. Race numbers will be collected at registration.
There is a new menu on the entry page for a predicted finish time. Runners will be split into start waves in 2020.
There is an "I'm not sure' option. (But please try and guess)
This is a best guess at the time of entry.
You will not need to change your time if you get faster or slower before race day.
If you are in a different wave to your friends but would like to run together, faster runners can move backwards but slower runners cannot move forwards through the waves.
Start/Finish: Barnsdale Wood
13.1 Miles / 21 Km
Feed stations: Mile 1,4,6.5,9,12
Mens Record:1:19:39 Thomas Loe 2019
Womens Record:1:26:56 Lucy Thraves 2019
In a very minor tweak to 2018, we have included a small change to the course at the 6.5mile point. (2019 course included the change)
Click to enlarge image
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.
We get lots of enquiries about the terrain and suggested footwear for this race.
The majority of the course is Tarmac. Miles 5 - 9 look similar to the picture on the left. 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 but some people choose a more winter based trail shoe. It's not an off road or trail shoe event but please note the difference in terrain. Miles 0-5 + 9-13.1 are all on tarmac footpaths.
We also have a Spring Half Marathon Walk.
The chance to walk the route the day before. A half marathon at a slightly gentler pace
7:00am Race registration opens (Barnsdale)
8:45am Bag drop open
9:00am Registration closed
9:15am Race briefing
9:20am Bag drop closes
09:30am The Rutland Spring Half Marathon starts
09:30am Wave 1 Red
09:32am Wave 2 Blue
09:34am Wave 3 Yellow
09:36am Wave 4 Green
09:38am Wave 5 Purple
11:30 am Half Marathon prize giving
1:30pm The Rutland Spring Half Marathon course closed
6:00pm Barnsdale car park closed
Provisional results will be published throughout the day
Results will be finalised the following week
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.
How to find us
Getting to the start line
There are two parking options for this event.
Whitwell - Free to runners (Approximately 10 minutes from the start line)
Barnsdale - £3.00 per car (limited availability)
When parking is full at the Barnsdale, site traffic will be re directed to Whitwell where parking is free, but involves a short walk through the Bluebell wood to get to the start line. (it’s actually a very lovely walk). The car park is located just over 1km from the start line.
We encourage runners to make their way to Whitwell nice and early where the walk to the start line will be well signposted.
Exiting the site after the race will be easier from Whitwell. Restrictions will apply in Barnsdale. No traffic can enter or exit the Barnsdale site between 9:15am and 09:45am
Barnsdale traffic is exit only after 10:30am
Whitwell Car Park
Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, LE15 8BL
Barnsdale Car Park
Barnsdale wood, Barnsdale car park, Rutland Water, LE15 8AB
Please be aware that the local council do not allow parking on the grass verges around Rutland water. If anyone chooses to park along the route they risk receiving a fine. Please use official car parks.
Athlete Recovery Supported By:
Race Photos available from:
Please note; we might be more difficult to contact
during race week.
Mark all urgent enquiries with URGENT SpringMarathon
in the title and we will get back to you as soon as possible.