Dorney Lake Marathon
and 6 hour Challenge
Sunday 8th March 2020
A flat marathon consisting of 10 out and back laps of the private driveway through the nature reserve at Dorney Lake. All finishers will receive a medal and a pick your own goody bag of treats. Dorney Lake is a world class venue for rowing events, our event will be somewhat less grand and held on land not water. However, in our opinion and based on regular experience, this is a great venue for a long run.
We have arranged exclusive use of the driveway through the nature reserve for the day, which increases the cost of this event but does mean that the flat route is free from any other users of the estate, allowing you to relax and enjoy the scenery.
The race will start at 09.00 with a 7 hour cut off.
Alternatively you can enter the 6 hour challenge event starting at the same time and join us for a shorter or longer run, each lap is 2.62 miles and you can run as many or as few as you wish in the 6 hour limit (you cannot start a lap after this time but you can complete a lap that you have started even if your finish time is a little over 6 hours).
Eton College Rowing Centre, Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Windsor, Berks SL4 6FJ - 3 miles from M4 junction 7
For Sat Nav users you may need to enter Court lane, Windsor, then junction with Marsh lane as postcode is new and may not be recognised.
From M4 Junction 7, take 1st exit at roundabout onto the A4 Bath Road towards Maidenhead, continue to Sainsbury's roundabout and take the 1st exit following signs to Dorney lake, after 1.3m when you come to the tight left hand bend, turn right into Court Lane. At the junction with Marsh Lane you will go through double white gates to enter the Eton College Rowing Centre. Continue past the small car-park on your right and at the fork keep right around the top of the lake and parking is available in the marked area.
By train nearest stations are
Taplow 2.3m Burnham 3.6m Windsor 6.6m
What do I get?
A flat, scenic, sealed surfaced route for the exclusive use of runners, the route has been officially measured (Course South 18/009) and is classed as a Road Marathon by the 100 marathon club.
Tea / Coffee at registration.
Portaloo's at the start/finish of each lap.
An aid station at the start/finish of each lap (water/squash and a wide range of sweet and savoury nibbles to help you go the distance)
A medal showing the distance that you completed.
A pick your own goody bag
Chip timing and published results.
Where do I get my race number?
Registration will be at the start area and open from 08:15. You will get your race number then - nothing will be posted out in advance of the race.
There will be a mandatory race briefing at 08:55
Trail or Road shoes?
Definitely road - The entire course in on a firm sealed surface.
Can I run with my dog?
Sorry running with dogs is not allowed, dogs are not permitted into the private nature reserve area of the Dorney Lake Estate.
Event held under ARC rules
Race permit No. ARC 20/029
Date: Sunday 8th March 2020 at 9:00am
Venue: Dorney Lake (off Court Lane), Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6FJ
Race: Marathon or 6 hr challenge
Price £38 ARC/UKA Affiliated £40 Unattached