Rutland Marathon Spring Half

Rutland spring half marathon daffodils on the course


Race Date: 03/04/2022 

Distance: Half Marathon 13.1m / 21km    

Start time: 08:30am

Cut off Time: 1:30pm

Start/Finish: Barnsdale, Rutland Water

Entry Fee: £32.00

UKA Entry Fee: £30.00

Entry Fee Includes:

Finisher Medal

Instant Results

Chip timing

UKA Licensed event

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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 2023 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.  

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. 

The Course

Start/Finish: Barnsdale Wood

13.1 Miles / 21 Km

Ascent 804ft

Descent 804ft

Terrain: Undulating/Mixed

Feed stations: Mile 3,6.5,10

Start 8:30am 

Finish 1:30pm

Mens Record:1:17:30 Luke Harrison 2021

Womens Record:1:26:56 Lucy Thraves 2019

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Rutland Spring Half Marathon Course Map
Rutland Spring Half Marathon course profile
Rutland Spring Half Marathon course view


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.



8:30am The Rutland Spring Half Marathon start

Final timetable coming soon


1:30pm The Rutland Spring Half Marathon course closed


6:00pm 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

Whitwell car park- Free to runners (Approximately 10 minutes from the start line)

Barnsdale - no parking in Barnsdale this year


Whitwell parking is free to competitors, 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.


Whitwell Car Park

Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, LE15 8BL

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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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