DON'T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO RUN AT THIS OLYMPIC GOLD VENUE.
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 10k 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.
When: Sunday 31 January 2021 at 09:45am.
Where: Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire. SL4 6FJ. (Please note that this postcode has recently been updated from SL4 6QP but may not have propogated to any satnav software you may be using. Please navigate to Dorney Lake if unsure).
Pricing: £25 Unaffiliated, £23 Affiliated, £0 Gold Members.
Entry on the Day: Subject to £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).
Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 15 or over on the day of the race.
Registration: From 08:00am to 09:30am.
Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
Route: The course consists of 2 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.
Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.
Bag Drop: Whilst we would recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by showing your number.
Toilets: Portable toilets will be available at the start/finish area, passed on each lap.
Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.
Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and distance markers where necessary.
Water/Fuel Stations: There will be water stations on the route at regular intervals provided in recyclable plastic cups.
Finisher goodies: All runners will receive water and snacks on finishing the race.
Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in the main building throughout the event.
Changing/Showers: Changing and shower facilities will be available at this race.
Lost Property: 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.
Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting). In all cases, we expect to communicate results to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Medals: All finishers will receive a medal on completing the race.
Prizes: 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. Where possible, we will endeavour to present individual race prizes as soon as validated on the day.
T-shirts are available for purchase during the order process and, subject to availability, at the race for £10 (cash only). Please note that pre-purchased T-shirts must be collected at this race and will not be available for collection at any other events.
Directions: Please visit the venue website for further information on getting to the race.
Parking: Parking is free for Purple Patch Dorney Lake Half Marathon, 10K and 5K participants.
Buggies/Pushchairs: Permitted at this event in any distance, but entrants should read pre-event information sent by email carefully to adhere to special conditions to ensure safety of children and other participants.
Wheelchair Users: This race is suitable for wheelchair users, we only ask that you start at the front of the field, 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.
Earphones/Headphones: 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 can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions from marshals as a result of their use.
Event Time-Limit: In order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, there is a time-limit of 3.5 hours for this race. We would request that you select a distance you are able to complete in the time available. It may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area before this time to facilitate leaving the premises in the time required.
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