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 Thursday 07/11/24 Walkers
Friday 08/11/24 Runners
Saturday 09/11/24 Runners

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Rutland Water


We are proud to present our  Rutland Night10k at Rutland Water. Three evenings with walkers on Thursday and Runners on Friday and Saturday. The event is for everyone to come and enjoy a fantastic experience no matter what their ability. Each November you have the chance to experience this incredible venue after dark with our beautiful lights around the entire course. 

Date: 07/11/2024 Walkers

           08/11/2024 Runners

           09/11/2024 Runners 

Location: Normanton, South Shore, Rutland Water

Distance: 10km

Minimum age:15 yrs old

Start time: from 5:30pm​

Run Entry £24


Fee Includes:

Chip timing

Personalised race number

Parking at Normanton site

Finisher medal

Glow wrist band​

refreshments at the finish

Comprehensive medical support

Trophies for podium places

Walk Entry £19 

07/11/24 ONLY

Fee Includes:

Personalised race number

Parking at Normanton site

Finisher medal

Glow wrist band​

On course refreshments

Comprehensive medical support

Our night event starts and finishes at one of Rutland's most recognisable landmarks, Normanton Church. It will be beautifully illuminated making it visible throughout the whole course. The route is completely traffic free, on well maintained footpaths. This event is open to all abilities. You don't always need to race, you can come and enjoy the atmosphere. 
The route will be subtly illuminated throughout. 


All three evenings are processed via the same entry link

Please read the terms and conditions, transfer and refund policy, then follow the link. 

Simply follow the instructions and fill in all the fields on the digital entry form. 

You must complete the payment process to secure your entry. 

If you do not recieve a confirmation email you may not have completed the online registration system and will not be guaranteed a place in the event. Please check junk folders for confirmation emails. 

If you do not recieve a confirmation email after registration please get in touch.


The Course

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You will start and finish in Normanton near the fishing lodge. 

The lights and atmosphere will be incredible as you leave Normanton. 

The course starts along the south shore before completing the length of the Dam. You then pass through Sykes lane where views of the route already completed will be spectacular. Athletes will continue along the tarmac track until they reach the end of Whitwell creek. This is their turn point at 5km. You will then re trace your path home to Normanton. 

How To Find us

Parking (price included in your entry fee)

Normanton car park, Head to Normanton Church on the south shore of Rutland water. We are using the car park next to The fishing lodge and Rutland cycles Specialized store. 

Normanton Rd

Edith Weston
Rutland Water, South shore

LE15 8HD

Start Line

Waterside Cafe 

Normanton road

Rutland Water

South shore

LE15 8HD

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All times are provisional



4:00pm Free parking to walkers 

4:00m Registration open

5:00pm Site closed to the general public

5:15pm First walkers set off.

5:45pm Last walkers set off

8:00pm Course closed


4:00pm Free parking to runners 

5:00pm Site closed to the general public

5:30pm First runners set off

5:45pm Last runners set off

7:30pm Course closed


4:30pm Free parking to runners 

5:00pm Site closed to the general public

5:30pm First runners set off.

5:45pm Last runners set off

7:30pm Course closed

This is a provisional timetable and may be subject to change. Please double check the week before the event. 


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We will publish a race guide two weeks prior to the event containing all the final event information. All details prior to the publication of the race guide are provisional.

Race Briefing

All briefing notes will be emailed to runners and walkers in the week prior to the event. We will relay key information over the public address system throughout the evening. Please ensure you read the race documents before attending the event.


There are no on the day entries in this event. You must have registered in advance. Race numbers will be collected on the evening of the race.


The Normanton car park is available to all our athletes. The parking fees are included in your entry. This will be valid from 4:00pm.



No music players allowed. 

Unfortunately you cannot run with a buggy or your dog on a lead. 

Dogs are welcome at the NightWalk but not the NightRun.

Please do not pass on your entry without informing us. Changing entries will only be considered within the transfer policy. 

The person registered must turn up to race.
Torches are compulsory, hand torches are acceptable, head torches are better. We will have lights to mark the course but you will need additional light to see the track. 



After a few hundred metres the majority of the route is Tarmac. The course begins in Normanton Car park. We cannot promise there won't be damp sections, especially in the wooded areas. At this time of year the tracks can be muddy and covered in leaves. We suggest caution especially in reduced visibility.

What will you receive before the race?

You should receive an automated confirmation email when you register. If you do not receive an email please first check your junk email folder.

We will email everyone a race guide and final event timings in the week prior to the event. 

Info for Thursday Walk only

Can you walk for charity?

You are very welcome to walk for charity. We would love you to raise lots of money for a good cause. 

Do you need a torch?

You DO NEED A TORCH. If you are walking in a pair, feel free to share one. We are all adults, you can make that choice. But don't shout at us if you end up in the dark without a light. It is a night walk. It will be dark. you don't have to light the torch the entire time. It can ruin the atmosphere, but please be sensible. 

What is an average walking pace?

Google seems to think around 3 miles an hour. That means 2 hours will be an average finish time. 

How will that take to complete 10km?

Each individual will be different. We have allowed 4 hours. That is twice the average walking pace. 

Can I eat on the way?

Yes, but please clear up after yourself.

Can I take a rucksack?

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

Do I need to walk the entire 10km? 

No, we will have turn options throughout. Please come and enjoy the route, challenge yourself, but don't feel like you must finish the entire 10km. You do need to get yourself back from wherever you decide to turn unless you require medical assistance. 

Are dogs welcome?

Dogs are welcome for the Thursday Walk, irresponsible owners are not.
Friendly dogs only please. They must get along with other dogs. Please clear any mess up after you! On or off the track. Enjoy walking your dog but please respect the venue and the event so we can continue to allow dogs to come along. 
They must be on a short lead at all times. Long extendable leads in the dark are asking for trouble. Do not let them chase the sheep in the dark. You are responsible for your dog at all times on the site. We want to allow people this option, but are not taking responsibility for everyone and their dog! Sorry for the lecture!


Thank you for reading

See you in November!

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