Rutland Marathon Spring Half


Race Date: 11/04/2021 

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:

Finisher Medal

Tech Finisher t-shirt

Instant Results

Chip timing

Recovery area

UKA Licensed event

Free Event Photos

This event will be subject to any and all Covid restrictions at the time of the event. By entering you are accepting timings and formats might need to change to accommodate new legislations or government guidance. The situation might change from when you enter to when the event goes ahead.We will try to keep the event as close to originally planned as physically possible. If the event cannot go ahead because of Government restrictions we will automatically transfer your entry into the 2022 version of the event. 

Beautiful Scenic Half Marathon around Rutland Water.

The race takes place on a stunning route with unrivalled views of the county.  

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 2021.

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.

The Course

Start/Finish: Barnsdale Wood

13.1 Miles / 21 Km

Ascent 804ft

Descent 804ft

Terrain: Undulating/Mixed

Feed stations: Mile 1,4,6.5,9,12

Start 09:30am 

Finish 1:30pm

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)

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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. 

Rutland Spring Half Marathon Course Map


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

Event Timetable

Provisional timetable and may be subject to change.



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

Rutland Spring Half Marathon event location

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.

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Contact Us

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during race week.

Mark all urgent enquiries with URGENT SpringMarathon 

in the title and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


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