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 7th

Rollerski

Saturday 20th

Private Regatta - no public access

Sunday 21st

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 21st

Rollerski

February

Sunday 4th

Rollerski

Saturday 17th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 18th

Rollerski

March

Sunday 4th

Running Miles Marathon

Sunday 4th

Rollerski

Tuesday 13th

Oarsport Junior Sculling Head - please note that there will be no public parking at this event. All cars will be charged a £7.00 parking fee which includes a race programme.

Saturday 17th

Junior Inter Regional Trials

Saturday 17th

F3 Event Half Marathon

Sunday 18th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 25th

Marathon Prep Race (The Race Organiser)  

April

Saturday 14th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 15th

Rollerski & Biathlon

Saturday 28th

Private Regatta - no public access

May

Saturday 5th

Junior Sculling Regatta

Sunday 6th

Wallingford Regatta

Saturday 12th

The Fix UK Triathlon - no public access

Sunday 13th

Ball Cup Regatta

Saturday 19th

Human Race Eton Sprints 1 Triathlon - no public access

Sunday 20th

Human Race Eton Sprints 2 Triathlon - no public access

Wednesday 23rd

Army Triathlon

Friday 25th

National Schools Regatta

Saturday 26th

National Schools Regatta

Sunday 27th

National Schools Regatta

Monday 28th

Arctic One Triathlon

June

Saturday 2nd

Metropolitan Regatta

Sunday 3rd

Metropolitan Regatta

Saturday 9th

Runthrough - Greenwood Events - no public access

Thursday 14th

Running Miles Marathon

Sunday 17th

The Race Organiser Triathlon

Saturday 23rd

Marlow Regatta

Sunday 24th

Private Regatta - no public access

Friday 29th

Private Triathlon - no public access
Saturday 30th

Human Race Bananaman Triathlon - no public access

July

Saturday 7th

Human Race SuperTri - no public access

Sunday 8th

Human Race Women Only Triathlon - no public access

Saturday 21st

The Fix UK Triathlon - no public access

Saturday 28th

Arctic One Triathlon

Sunday 29th

South East Roller Marathon

August

Sunday 12th

Rollerski & Biathlon

Saturday 18th

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

September

Saturday 8th

The Fix Triathlon - no public access

Wednesday 12th

Army Triathlon

Saturday 15th

Human Race Impetus-PEF Triathlon - no public access

Sunday 16th

Human Race September Dorney Triathlon - no public access

Saturday 22nd

Private Event - no pubic access

October

Sunday 14th Rollerski

Saturday 20th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 21st Rollerski

November

Sunday 4th

Rollerski

Saturday 17th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run
Sunday 18th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 25th

ADS Charity Santa Fun Run

December 

Sunday 2nd

Superhero Series, Winter Wonderwheels

 

Sunday 9th

Rollerski  

 

 

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