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


Sunday 6th


Saturday 19th

Private Regatta - no public access

Sunday 20th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 27th



Sunday 3rd


Saturday 16th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 17th



Sunday 3rd

Private Regatta - If River Thames Floods

Sunday 10th

Running Miles

Saturday 16th

F3 Events Run

Sunday 17th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Monday 18th

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 24th


Sunday 31st

Marathon Prep Race (The Race Organiser)  


Saturday 6th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 14th

Rollerski & Biathlon

Saturday 27th

Private Regatta

Sunday 28th

Private Regatta - no public access


Saturday 4th

Private Regatta

Sunday 5th

Wallingford Regatta

Saturday 11th

The Fix UK Triathlon - no public access

Sunday 12th

Ball Cup Regatta

Saturday 18th

Human Race Eton Sprints 1 Triathlon - no public access

Sunday 19th

Human Race Eton Sprints 2 Triathlon - no public access

Wednesday 22nd

Army Triathlon

Friday 24th

National Schools Regatta

Saturday 25th

National Schools Regatta

Sunday 26th

National Schools Regatta

Monday 27th

Arctic One Triathlon


Saturday 1st

Metropolitan Regatta

Sunday 2nd

Metropolitan Regatta

Saturday 8th

Runthrough - Greenwood Events - no public access

Thursday 13th

Running Miles

Saturday 22nd

Marlow Regatta - no public access

Sunday 23rd

Private Regatta - no public access

Friday 28th

Private Triathlon - no public access
Saturday 29th

Human Race Bananaman Triathlon - no public access

Sunday 30th

Human Race SuperTri - no public access


Saturday 6th

Private Triathlon - no public access

Saturday 13th

The Fix UK Triathlon - no public access


Sunday 4th

The Race Organiser Triathlon

Saturday 10th

Full Steam Triathlon

Sunday 11th

Runthrough - Greenwood Events - no public access

Saturday 17th

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


Wednesday 11th

Army Tri

Saturday 14th

Human Race - Season Finale - no public access
Sunday 15th

Human Race Season Finale - no public access

Saturday 21st

The Fix UK - no public access

Sunday 29th

Private Event - no public access


Sunday 20th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run


Saturday 16th

F3 Events Run
Sunday 17th

F3 Events Duathlon & Run

Sunday 24th

ADS Charity Santa Fun Run


Sunday 1st

Superhero Series, Winter Wonderwheels




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