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

Saturday 21st

Private Regatta

Sunday 22nd

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 29th

Thames Valley Trial Head

February

Saturday 18th

F3 Events Run for Chocolate

Saturday 19th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

March

Thursday 9th

Running Miles Marathon

Saturday 11th

Junior Inter Regional Trials

Saturday 18th

F3 Event Half Marathon

Sunday 19th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Friday 24th

Oarsport Junior Sculling Head

April

Sunday 2nd

Marathon Prep Race (The Race Organiser)

Saturday 8th

Glow in the Park Run

Saturday 15th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Saturday 22nd

Private Regatta

Sunday 30th

Wallingford Regatta

May

Saturday 6th

F3 Events Duathlon

Sunday 7th

Ball Cup Regatta

Saturday 13th

The Fix UK Triathlon

Sunday 14th

Junior Sculling Regatta

Saturday 20th

Human Race Triathlon

Sunday 21st

Human Race Triathlon

Wednesday 24th

Army Triathlon

Friday 26th

National Schools Regatta

Saturday 27th

National Schools Regatta

Sunday 28th

National Schools Regatta

Monday 29th

Arctic One Triathlon

June

Saturday 3rd

Metropolitan Regatta

Sunday 4th

Metropolitan Regatta

Thursday 15th

Running Miles Marathon

Saturday 17th

Marlow Regatta

Sunday 18th

Private Regatta

Saturday 24th

Human Race Triathlon

Sunday 25th

Human Race Triathlon

Friday 30th

Private Triathlon

July

Saturday 1st

Human Race Triathlon

Sunday 2nd

Human Race Triathlon

Friday 7th

Private Triathlon

Saturday 8th

Human Race Triathlon

Sunday 9th

Human Race Triathlon

Saturday 15th

The Fix UK Triathlon

Sunday 16th

Votwo Triathlon

August

Sunday 13th

Running Festival Triathlon

Saturday 19th

Superhero Series, Superhero Tri

September

Saturday 2nd

South Coast Championships

Saturday 9th The Fix Triathlon

Wednesday 13th

Army Triathlon

Saturday 16th

Human Race Triathlon

Sunday 17th

Human Race Triathlon

Saturday 23rd

Votwo Triathlon

Sunday 24th

Votwo Triathlon

October

Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 14th

Brutal Events 'Deca' Triathlon

Sunday 15th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

November

Saturday 18th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

December 

   

 

 

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 over two days 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