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On your marks, get set, RUN!

Fancy challenging yourself this year? Then you could do a lot worse than booking yourself onto these Rutland and Leicestershire races. Lace up your trainers, take a breath and dig deep.

From running queens to absolute beginners, there’s something for everyone in our list of local races and so get those trainers on and those legs pumping.


Leicestershire Half Marathon

Where? Prestwold Hall
When? 27 Feb 2022
£: £30-£38

What to expect: The annual Leicestershire Half Marathon goes around this stunning stately home before heading around the race track and onto surrounding rural roads.

Great Estates: Belvoir Castle 2k, 5k & 10k

Where? Belvoir Castle
When? 19 Feb
£: £4.99 – 19.99

What to expect: There is something for new and experienced runners alike, and with a 2k kids run, the whole family can take part.

Chase The Sun Leicestershire 5k & 10k

Where? Prestwold Hall
When? 9 June 14 July and 11 Aug
£: £6 – 23

What to expect:Come race against the setting sun in the heart of the Leicestershire Wolds. Great for the whole family, this fast and flat course around the Airfield at Prestworld Hall provides the perfect venue to chase that personal best.

Mallory Park Spring 5K &10K Festival 2021

Where? Mallory Park
When? 16 April (5km) and 17 April (10km)
£: TBC

What to expect:The iconic Mallory Park Race Circuit is a fast course providing a great setting to target your personal best. The 5k run is multiple laps completing 3 laps of the oval circuit only with the 10k run completing 6 laps, both finishing in the paddock area, central to the circuit.

Leicestershire 10k

Where? Prestwold Hall
When? 17 April
£: £27

What to expect: Enjoy an Easter race in these gorgeous grounds before heading around the race track and onto surrounding rural roads.

Leicester’s Big 10k

Where? Abbey Park
When? 24 April
£: TBC

What to expect: A beautiful and significantly flat 10K takes place in stunning Abbey Park in Leicester. The route starts within Abbey Park and does a rough lap of the park before heading around the outside of park perimeter.  

Loughborough Half Marathon

Where? Charnwood College, L’boro
When? 3 April
£: £25.00 – £94.00

What to expect: The route takes you through parts of Shepshed, Hathern and the beautiful Garendon Estate. Medal for winners! Do it yourself or as a team relay (just over 5k each).

Conquer the Castle

Where? Rockingham Castle
When? 23 July
£: £35.00 – £160.00

What to expect: Run as many 5k laps as possible around the stunning stronghold of Rockingham Castle in this unique 6 hour timed event.

Badger Challenge

Where? Beacon Hill Country Park
When? 7 April
£: TBC

What to expect: A new venue! This 6 hour running event is for runners, hikers or walkers. Complete as many 5k laps as you can in the 6 hour time limit.

Tough Mudder

Where? Belvoir Castle
When? 23 and 24 April
£: £59 (5k) £74 (10k) and £79 (15k)

What to expect: Let’s get truly muddy! This is a hilarious and literally filthy adventure route comes complete with thick mud, rolling hills and obstacles! There’s even a one-mile muddy adventure for kids (£10).


Spring Half Marathon 2022

Where? Beacon Hill Country Park
When? 3 April
£: £32

What to expect: A beautiful scenic Half Marathon around Rutland Water. The race takes place on a stunning route with unrivalled views of the county.  

Rutland 10k

Where? Whitwell Rutland Water
When? 25 June
Cost: £19

What to expect: Jog through one of the most picturesque parts of Rutland.

Rutland Marathon and Half Marathon 2022

Where? Sykes Lane, Rutland Water
When? 25 Sept
£: £42 (Marathon) £32 (Half Marathon)

What to expect: The seventh edition of this ever so popular rural race on the stunning shore line of Rutland Water, offering unique views across one of the most scenic spots in England.

Rutland Night 10k

Where? Sykes Lane, Rutland Water
When? 11 and 12 Nov
£: £22

What to expect: Experience this incredible venue after dark with beautiful lights around the entire course. Walkers are welcome on the 10th Nov for £16. Everyone welcome over the age of 15.

Any that I’ve missed out? Let me know in the comment box below.


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