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Rutland Water Marathon


Date – 4th November 2012

Limited to 1000 runners

Managed in partnership with Anglian Water and the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust, this internationally famous nature reserve provides one of the most important wildfowl sanctuaries in Great Britain.

Regularly home to over 20,000 waterfowl, it is designated as a European Special Protection Area and also home to the fantastic bird of prey, the Osprey. This stunning location will be the setting for the Rutland Water Marathon, covering 26.2 miles along the designated trail route around the reservoir.

Starting a few hundred metres from Normanton Church and taking in the Hambleton peninsula, this trail race has some of the most scenic and picturesque views of any race in the UK. Marshals will provide water at checkpoints every 2-3 miles. Toilet facilities are provided at Normanton south shore car park.




Morning Start (Early-9.00am due to minimal amount of daylight in November)

Rutland Water Marathon competitors must be at least 18 years of age on the day of the race.

Fat Feet Technical T-shirt or Vest and goody bag to all finishers

Race is chip timed with timing matts being placed on peninsula to ensure runners complete two laps.

Limited to 1000 runners

Trophies to winners in following categories;

Male / Female- overall winner

Male / Female-40+

Male / Female-50+

Please note that car parks will require you to pay and display.

Rutland Water Marathon FAQ’s

  • Where is the race start?
    A few hundred meters from Normanton Church.
  • Where is the race finish?
    Normanton South Shore Car Park.

You can view the route around Rutland Water by clicking on the thumbnail
(opens up a new window with a JPG image of Rutland Water).

  • Where should competitors park?
    Normanton South Shore Car Park.
  • What’s the terrain like?
    Hard trail and tarmac.
  • Will there be drink stations?
    Yes, every 2-3 miles (water/cups)
  • Are there toilet facilities?
    Yes, at the car park.
  • Where shall I park? When your race packs arrive you will be instructed to park at either Sykes lane car park or Normanton south shore car park

  • When will I receive my race number and race info pack?
    Via post approximately 2 weeks prior to the race date.
  • Is there a time limit?7 hours (limited daylight so this is quite strict)
  • Is the race chip timed? Yes (details to follow on how you will collect your timing chip closer to the race date
  • Will finishers get a goody bag?
    Yes, you will receive a goody bag, a memento of your completion of the race as well as either a Fat Feet t-shirt or vest.

  • Whats the elevation like? Undulating route.