Sports Events

The Dorney Lake grounds lend themselves to being an ideal backdrop for a number of sporting activities other than rowing and canoeing.

These include:

Triathlons (run, cycle, and swim)

Duathlons (run and cycle)

Aquathlons (swim, run)

Half-marathons (run)

Rollerski courses & Rollerski Biathlons

Some races are for charity and there are, on occasions, children's competitions. All the races attract both serious participants as well as those doing them as enjoyable leisure activities.

PLEASE NOTE: Cycle race training is not permitted anywhere on site.

For further information and to enter any events, please contact the relevant Organiser.

 

 

Sports Calendar

January

Sunday 5th

Rollerski

Saturday 11th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Saturday 18th

Private Regatta - no public access

Sunday 19th

Rollerski

Sunday 26th

Purple Patch Run Series

February

Sunday 2nd

Rollerski

Saturday 8th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 16th

Rollerski

Sunday 23rd

Purple Patch Run

March

Sunday 1st

RunUK

Sunday 8th

Rollerski

Sunday 8th

Running Miles

Saturday 14th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Friday 20th

Oarsport Junior Sculling Head - please note that there will be no public parking at this event. All cars will be charged a parking fee which includes a race programme.

Sunday 22nd

Purple Patch Run

Sunday 29th

Marathon Prep Race (The Race Organiser)  

April

Saturday 4th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 5th

Rollerski

Sunday 19th

Purple Patch Run Series

Friday 24th

Private Regatta - no public access

Saturday 25th

Private Regatta - no public access

Sunday 26th

Private Regatta - please note that there will be no public parking at this event. All cars will be charged a parking fee which includes a race programme. Please do not park in the surrounding roads, park onsite only.

May

Saturday 2nd

Private Regatta - no public access

Sunday 3rd

Wallingford Regatta - please note that there will be no public parking at this event. All cars will be charged a parking fee. Please do not park in the surrounding roads, park onsite only.

Saturday 9th

The Fix UK Triathlon - no public access

Sunday 10th

Ball Cup Regatta

Saturday 16th

Human Race Eton Sprints 1 Triathlon - no public access

Sunday 17th

Human Race Eton Sprints 2 Triathlon - no public access

Friday 22nd

National Schools Regatta -  please note that there will be no public parking at this event. All cars will be charged a parking fee. Please do not park in the surrounding roads, park onsite only.

Saturday 23rd

National Schools Regatta -  please note that there will be no public parking at this event. All cars will be charged a parking fee. Please do not park in the surrounding roads, park onsite only.

Sunday 24th

National Schools Regatta -  please note that there will be no public parking at this event. All cars will be charged a parking fee. Please do not park in the surrounding roads, park onsite only.

Monday 25th

Arctic One Triathlon

Saturday 30th

Metropolitan Regatta -  please note that there will be no public parking at this event. All cars will be charged a parking fee. Please do not park in the surrounding roads, park onsite only.
Sunday 31st

Metropolitan Regatta -  please note that there will be no public parking at this event. All cars will be charged a parking fee. Please do not park in the surrounding roads, park onsite only.

June

Saturday 20th

Private Regatta -  no public access

Sunday 21st

Private Regatta - no public access

Friday 26th

Private Triathlon - no public access
Saturday 27th

Human Race Triathlon - no public access

July

Saturday 4th

The Fix UK Triathlon - no public access

Sunday 19th

Runthrough Triathlon & Run

Saturday 25th

Full Steam Castle to Coast Triathlon

August

Sunday 2nd

The Race Organiser Triathlon

Saturday 15th

Superhero Series, Superhero Tri - no access to the tarmacked paths around the lake

Sunday 30th

Runthrough - Triathlon & Run 

September

Saturday 5th

F3 Events - Duathlon & Run  

Sunday 6th

F3 Events - Triathlon  

Saturday 12th

Human Race - Season Finale - no public access  
Sunday 13th

Human Race Season Finale - no public access

 

Saturday 19th

The Fix UK - no public access

 

Saturday 26th

Private Event - no public access  

Sunday 27th

Dream-Challenges Swimming Event

 

October

Sunday 4th

RunUK

Saturday 10th

F3 Events - Duathlon & Run

Sunday 18th

Purple Patch Run Series

November

Sunday 8th

Purple Patch Run Series

Saturday 14th

F3 Events - Duathlon & Run
Sunday 29th

ADS Charity Santa Fun Run

December 

Sunday 6th

Superhero Series, Winter Wonderwheels

 

Saturday 12th

F3 Events - Duathlon & Run  
Sunday 13th

Purple Patch & Run

 

 

 

Rowing Events

Major Regattas

The 50 days of major sporting events which now take place at Dorney Lake each year include three regattas traditionally held on the River Thames. The river is very busy and not always safe because of the fast-moving currents so these three significant events in the rowing calendar moved to Dorney Lake's still water and ideal facilities.

Wallingford Regatta

The first of the three big regattas is held in May. In 2005 Wallingford was the largest one-day regatta ever staged in the UK. It attracts crews from all over the UK and offers 65 trophies. All ability levels are covered, from under-14's to veterans and novices to GB Team members.

Visit the Wallingford Regatta website.

The Metropolitan Regatta

Charles Dickens and his son were the inspiration behind this historic event, which began in 1866. They were both involved with London rowing clubs. The Metropolitan is in early June and attracts crews from all over the UK.

Visit the Metropolitan Regatta website.

Marlow Regatta

Marlow has a Town Regatta on the river but holds its International Regatta at Dorney Lake in late June. It is a fore-runner to and last qualifying event for the famous Henley Regatta in July, with crews from many countries taking part. Marlow Regatta is even older than the Metropolitan, having been founded in 1855, and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2005.

Visit the Marlow Regatta website.

Dorney is a superb venue for this long distance triathlon - the course is fast and flat and very accurate in its timings.

- Participant in the Human Race triathlon