Dorney Lake Half, 10k, 5k

Dorney Lake, Windsor
The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description


Set at the spectacular, flat and smooth-surfaced Dorney Lake near Windsor, the course takes you around the perimeter of the iconic water. Join hundreds of runners at one of the most successful venues for Team GB 2012, be motivated by those champions and go for your 5k, 10k or half marathon PB.

The legendary Eton Dorney, as Dorney Lake was called by London 2012, held 30 events throughout the Olympics and Team GB won a total of 12 medals. Soak up the atmosphere, get inspired and cross the finish line to receive your own Dorney Lake medal.

Along with your souvenir medal, a variety of revitalising snacks and drinks to kickstart your recovery awaits you at the finish line. Grab a finisher's photo on our podium before you leave and watch out for your result within hours of the race.

Due to Dorney Lake capacity and ensuring a great, safe race experience, places are limited. Enter online now to guarantee entry.

The Dorney Lake course is nestled amongst 450 acres of glorious parkland which includes an Arboretum and Nature Conservation area whilst being just a few miles from Windsor and a short drive from Heathrow airport and west London. Parking is free for Purple Patch Dorney Lake Half Marathon, 10K and 5K participants.

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  • 5 km Participants must be 11yrs or over
    £20 BOOK
  • 10 km Participants must be 15yrs or over
    £25 BOOK
  • Half Marathon Participants must be 17yrs or over
    £35 BOOK

NHS Test and Trace will be enforced at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to attending or check-in using the NHS COVID-19 app (available for download in advance for iOS or Android). Participants will not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week leading up to the event.

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance and queue markers must be observed at all times. Sanitisation stations will also be available at various points and should be used as frequently as possible.

Participants will start individually at (approximately) 15 second intervals to maintain a sufficient distance between runners, with a recommended 15/30-minute arrival window communicated to all participants prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together.

Participants are only permitted to overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

Once finished, participants will need to keep moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-run rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

Participants should also review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

All finishers will receive a medal

Prizes will be awarded to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females.


Bag drop

Snacks and drinks at the finish line

Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6QP.

Parking is free for Half Marathon, 10k and 5k participants.

Bib Numbers will be available for collection on the day for pre-registered participants. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed. You must complete the relevant health information on the reverse of your number prior to starting your run.

The Route will be contained entirely within the venue and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Runners will be required to complete 1, 2 or 4 laps of the course (with an additional short out-and-back for the Half Marathon) to complete the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances respectively. Participants are asked to remain vigilant of other runners, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.

This event will be Licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the event.

Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

All finishers will receive a Medal on completing the event and, subject to a competitive field of runners, Prizes will be awarded (post-event) to the top three runners overall and the top runner in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both males and females.

Marshals will be present on the course throughout.

Course Markings, including arrows, tape and distance markers, will be present on the route where necessary.

Pacers will not be offered at this event.

The 5k course consists of 1 flat and smooth laps on tarmac path around the perimeter of the lake and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

The 10k is 2 laps, and the half marathon is 4 laps.

A self-service Bag Drop will be available. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave essential belongings with us while you run using the tear-off baggage strip on your bib number. You can then present your bib number on collection to retrieve your item.

Portable Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available for use throughout the event.

Water Stations will not be available on the course, participants will need to be self-sufficient and carry anything required to refuel and hydrate during the run. Water will be available after the event for all participants.

Refreshments are expected be available at this event.

There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.

Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.

As part of our COVID response to ensure social distancing is possible throughout the event, we are not currently permitting runners to run with Buggies/Pushchairs, nor will Spectators be permitted at this event.

This event is suitable for Wheelchair Users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the event.

Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

Whilst there is no strict Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, it will be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area(s) at approximately 13:30 to facilitate the removal of all equipment from the premises by the agreed time. Runners will therefore need to be able to complete their registered distance by this time.

Enquiries: 08:00

Start times between 08:30-10:30, allocated starting waves will be communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS.

Finish: 13:30

Entry on the Day will not be available at this event.

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