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Rutland spring half marathon daffodils on the course

Beautiful Scenic Half Marathon around Rutland Water.

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



06/04/2025 WALKERS

06/04/2025 RUNNERS

Distance: Half Marathon 13.1m / 21km    

Start time: 09:00am

Cut off Time: 3:00pm

Start/Finish: Barnsdale, Rutland Water

Run Entry Fee: £34.00

UKA Member Entry Fee: £32.00

*not a UKA Ranking race

Walk Entry Fee: £30

Runners must be 17 on the day of the event

Walkers must be 15 on the day of the event

Entry Fee Includes:

Finisher Medal

Instant Results

Chip timing

Comprehensive medical Support

Free Event Photos

Free Parking

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. 



Start/Finish: Barnsdale Wood

13.1 Miles / 21 Km

Ascent 804ft

Descent 804ft

Terrain: Undulating/Mixed

Run Feed Stations: Mile 3,6.5,10

Start 9:00am 

Finish 2:00pm

Mens Run Record:1:14:12 Nigel Hockin 2023

Womens Run Record:1:26:56 Lucy Thraves 2019

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.  


Provisional timetable and may be subject to change.


9:00am - Runners

9:05am - Walkers


Please see the event guide two weeks prior to race day for a full detailed timetable

Please be aware that the temperature and weather can range significantly at this time of year. The event will go ahead in most weather conditions. Safety is our primary concern, we will keep you up to date in the week prior to the event if conditions are going to influence the delivery of this race.  

How to find us

Getting to the start line

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

No parking in Barnsdale


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.


Event Briefing

There will be a basic event briefing before the event begins but please read the event guide before arriving.

Start times

All run athletes will start at 9:00am. Walk athletes at 9:05am No late starts. Any late starters will not be supervised by the event team.


There are no on the day entries in this event. You must have registered in advance. We will have an event info desk where we can deal with any and all issues.

Medical Support

The event is fully supported by our medical team. We have paramedics, all terrain ambulances and a mobile medical centre at your disposal.

You are very safe and very well looked after during the event. They will be happy to help if you do have any issues. 


The parking fees are included in your entry. This will be valid for Whitwell car park only.

You will receive a parking exit ticket at the finish line in Barnsdale on event day.



Changing entries will only be considered within the transfer policy. 

No in or over ear headphones. Bone conducting headphones are fine.

Whilst not ebThe run event is under UKA rules of competition.

No dogs or running buggies in the run event.

Dogs and buggies are welcome at the walk event.

Can you raise money for charity?

You are very welcome to walk or run for charity. We would love you to raise lots of dosh for a good cause. Our official charity is the Matt Hampson Foundation but you are very welcome to run or walk for a charity of your choice. 

What is an average walking pace?

Google seems to think around 3 miles an hour. That means 4 hours will be an average finish time. 

We have allowed 6 hours so only 2 miles an hour required to finish. 

Can I take my own nutrition?

Yes, but please clear up after yourself. You can also take water bottles to our fill stations.

Can I take a rucksack?

Please do if you want to carry supplies. You might want some extra clothing. Unless you get warm and need to strip a few layers. You might need some snacks. 

Do I need to complete the entire 13.1 miles? 

Please come and enjoy the route whilst challenging yourself. Once you commit to the peninsula circuit you may as well finish (its a circular route that's difficult to access) We will have sweeper vehicles that will pick you up if you struggle or run out of steam. We won't just abandon you! 


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Official Charity

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