Rutland Marathon Spring Half
Lockdown put a stop to our April event - This is the RE-RUN.
Enjoy this stunning course and earn your Rutland Spring Half Marathon Medal.
The route is always open so you can complete the course whenever suits you best.
Walkers and Runners Welcome
Distance: Half Marathon 13.1m / 21km
Start Date: August 2020
Cut off Date: 31/12/2020
Start/Finish: Barnsdale, Rutland Water
Entry Fee: £8.00
Subject to changing government advice.
Please respect social distancing advice
Do not run in large groups
The RE-RUN will continue as long as the authorities advise that it is safe to do so.
How it works?
This is a Virtual race not a virtual course. The Re-Run course is set and ready for you to complete.
Step 1: Sign up to the Rutland Spring Half Marathon RE-RUN via the links below
Step 2: Read the Re-Run guide and take note of the course. (Course signs are in place but are effected by weather, wind and vandals)
Step 3: Run or Walk the course whenever suits you best. Record your activity on your favourite tracking app.
Step 4: Submit your results to be included on the leader board
(or keep it a secret if you prefer but you must let us know you've completed the run)
and wait for your hard earned bling to arrive in the post. Then feel free to brag a little as you have just completed a half marathon.
Rules: solo or small groups exercising social distancing only
Only available as long as government advice is for social distancing and not complete lockdown/isolation.
Runners or walkers must be fit and able to participate.
Not for anyone who should be self isolating or shielding.
You acknowledge and are happy that there is no support available on the course.
*A range of apps available, you are responsible for timing your own walk/run
*leaderboards will be updated weekly
All walkers and runners will receive a 2020 Spring Half Marathon medal to mark their achievement.
Please read the terms and conditions
The start and finish line will be marked with a simple funnel and our event branding.
The course will be open 24/7 until -31/12/2020
Parking directly next to the start finish area is available during site opening hours. If parking outside the site there is a small walk to the start line.
The course is marked at major junctions or turn points using orange signs with black arrows but runners should be ready to be self sufficient and self navigate when completing the course.
(please take note of the course as we cannot account for weather, vandals or misfortune effecting the course marks)
Please print the course map or learn the course before setting off.
(The course simply follows the cycle track around the peninsula and back to Barnsdale Anglian waters signs are in place all year round).
The course is unsupported by our team.
Start/Finish: Barnsdale Wood
13.1 Miles / 21 Km
Feed stations: No feed stations
Mens Record:1:19:39 Thomas Loe 2019
Womens Record:1:26:56 Lucy Thraves 2019
2020 Re-Run times will not count to course records
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
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We get lots of enquiries about the terrain and suggested footwear for this course.
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.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE ROUTE BEFORE SETTING OFF.
The weather can move or damage the signage and idiots can tamper with the arrows!
We make every effort to check the course at regular intervals but it's impossible to monitor 24/7.
We have placed large orange signs at major junctions to assist navigation but please do not rely on these 100%.
There are permanent Rutland water signs around the course as we use the cycle route the entire way. These are less vulnerable and more reliable to navigate, you just need a very rough idea where you are going in order to navigate successfully.
Please see a more detailed description in the event guide.
Our sign pictured on a Rutland Water permanent sign
How to find us
Getting to the start line
There are two parking options for this event.
Whitwell or Barnsdale car park
Barnsdale Car Park (weekends only)
Barnsdale wood, Barnsdale car park, Rutland Water, LE15 8AB
Whitwell Car Park
Bull Brigg Lane, Whitwell, Oakham, LE15 8BL
Requires a short walk through the woods to get to the
Barnsdale start line
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.
email to submit your results and claim your finisher medal