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Dorney Lake Winter 5km, 10km, 15km Run

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Now in its 11th year, this is the premier Winter Run Series. These events are perfect for anyone looking to get fit or take part in their first event, or for more experience runners looking to lay down a marker. Dorney Lake is the perfect venue for Running Events!

100% accurate course and 100% traffic free. A fast and fun race! Perfect winter conditioning. This fun and exciting Run Series will put you on good form for the coming season.

Review summary

13 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


Alex K
"Hi can anyone tell me how to view my results for the 10k race at dorney lakes..."


Rebecca H
"Small number of toilets for the size of the event, and due to the number of..."


Richard H
"This is a great location for traffic-free running. However, I felt that the..."
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How to enter the Dorney Lake Winter 5km, 10km, 15km Run

  1. 15km Run

    Run 15km
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  2. 10km Run

    Run 10km
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  3. 5km Run

    Run 5km
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Dorney Lake Winter 5km, 10km, 15km Run routes

Run Course
The 5km run will be 1 lap totaling 5km. The 10km distance run will be 2 Laps & the 15km run will be 3. On
completion of the relevant running course proceed into the finish line funnel to collect your finishers
medal. The 10km, & 15km runs go through the finish funnel after each lap, to give you a 5km run split.
Please remember to hand your timing chip in (if you have one and we are using chip timing) before
collecting drinks and refreshment after crossing the line. Failure to hand in your timing chip will result in a
£10 surcharge to cover the replacement of the chip.

Event Details

What’s Included

Event Registration
Event Registration is located by the Main Marquee as you enter the lake on the right hand side.  As you arrive at the event registration marquee a member of staff will give you your event number.

Please Note: There is an additional processing fee with all online bookings.

Late entries:
Entries taken within 2 weeks of the event & on the day of the event will include an additional £5 to the entry fee.

You will then receive:
1. Bib number. To be worn on the front when you are running and back when you are biking. It is recommended to wear an elastic race belt.
2. Depending on the number of competitors, you may be asked to have your event number written on your hand. Staff to write your number in permanent marker that washes off skin.
3. Timing chip. This is supplied with a Velcro band to secure to your ankle. (DO NOT WEAR THE TIMING CHIP ON YOUR WRIST! ONLY TO BE WORN ON YOUR ANKLE)

Raceday Logistics

Provisional Start Times:

Arrival from 11:30am – Please do not arrive before this time.
All distances will start together @ 12:30pm


The event location is one of the most iconic 2012 London Olympic Games venues, which hosted the rowing and canoe disciplines.

Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre is conveniently located along the M4 Motorway, only 20 mins from London and 15 mins from the M25 and M40 motorways.

The event will have full car parking facilities available, which will be in operation to allow participants to come and go, whilst the event is still taking place and makes it perfect for spectators and family to attend and soak up the atmosphere. Food and drinks will also be available through our catering facilities, plus fun and games for kids of all ages!!!


There will prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall male and female, 1st Junior male and female, 1st Vet male and female.

Bespoke Medals for ALL finishers.


  • Onsite car park
  • Chip timing
  • Friendly marshals
  • Free parking
  • Live to web results
  • Secure baggage area
  • Ambulance services
  • Toilets
  • Photography
  • Nutrition
  • 5m public liability
  • Music
  • Bespoke Medals
  • Feed stations
  • Great location
  • Commentary
  • Prizes
  • Clearly marked course
  • Great event
  • Great atmosphere
  • Onsite retailers
  • Lead Cyclist

Meet the organiser

Offering fun, friendly, family, fast and focused events across the South. F3 Events was set up in 2006 and has been one of the leading sporting event organisers along the Thames Valley for the past 10 years. Our mission is to organise, deliver and provide first class sporting events along the Thames Valley to aspiring athletes from complete beginners to elites athletes.



Dorney Lake Winter 5km, 10km, 15km Run reviews (13)

3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 10km Run in 2019

    This is a great location for traffic-free running. However, I felt that the organisers bit off more than they could chew with Duathlons running early morning and then half marathon and 5, 10, 15km races. Consequently the last race (5, 10, 15) started nearly 25 minutes late. There was also not enough parking for later events and not nearly enough toilets. Also where are the results? I cannot find them online anywhere. But a good day and a great location for road racing without cars.
  • Did the 15km Run in 2019

    This was my first F3 Events organised race, first time at Dorney Lake and first time running 15km. Whilst I wasn't affected by any of the organisational issues, I can understand why others would have been. The initial date and time of the race were moved from when I booked (admittedly I signed up to the run very early), and the run started around 20 minutes later than advertised whilst the half marathon got underway. Although understandable for the safety of the runners, perhaps better organisation there would have helped, especially as the event takes place monthly (more-or-less). That said, I was there nice and early, had no issues picking up my bib and timing chip. All of the event staff were brilliant (event coordinators, car park attendants and course marshals), the facilities were good (the toilet queues did get quite long in the half-hour or so prior to the race start) and I found my way around fairly easily. The course itself is a good one for running on: it's fairly flat (there are a few small bridges to run over), traffic-free, well signposted and two water stations at either end of the lake. Whilst it's a scenic location, doing three laps does get a little visually tedious, but then that does allow you to focus on your run (and you are allowed to wear headphones as it's a closed track). Really though, I have no complaints - I enjoyed the event, achieved a number of personal goals on the run and have already booked two return trips to run the course again in the coming months. Thank you to all of the event staff, especially the marshals, and the other runners who all spurred each other on.
  • Did the 10km Run in 2019

    I completed the 10k which was my first attempt at this distance. The event was well organised from the start and i had some booking issues but the organisers were very helpful. Finding the event was straight forward and we found parking to be very convenient. The course itself was flat and straight forward as you basically do laps around the lake. There were drink stations and quite a few event staff looking after us. Registration was quick and you are given a timing chip to wear around your ankle. When you finish, they hand you your medal, energy bar, water and take your chip band from you.I would do this race again. Other more experienced runners were very encouraging to us not so experienced runners and im very grateful to them all for taking the time to do that. The only things i think could improve the event would be more toilets, a couple more refreshment options and not keeping some particpants waiting so long to actually start the race. We were expecting a start time of 11.00 ish but we didnt start till 11.30 ish. A staggered start time for each group of partcipants is understandable so this needs to be specified in the race information.
  • Did the 10km Run in 2019

    Small number of toilets for the size of the event, and due to the number of events taking place, the was a lack of toilet paper. The start of the 10K was delayed and a bit chaotic. The event itself was good and the atmosphere between competitors.
  • Did the 10km Run in 2019

    Hi can anyone tell me how to view my results for the 10k race at dorney lakes today 16th Feb. Thanks .great event .very well marshalled
  • Did the 10km Run in 2018

    I enjoyed the race, and the route around the edge and then by the lake to break it up a bit however I found the organisation of the event itself could be improved..
  • Did the 10km Run in 2018

    OK, but lots of organisation issues. I recommend arriving early and joining the toilet queue as it only got bigger and bigger up to the start time.
  • Did the 10km Run in 2018

    Pre race information was clear.
  • Did the 10km Run in 2018

    Overall really enjoyed the event., it was a little chaotic at the start and running so many events starting the half marathon different point and place from the 5k - 15k event. An extra 30 minutes for arrival and picking up race number would have been easier, rather than all picking up numbers in 1 hour. I would also have more signs for runners where the course splits into half marathon / 5k - 15k route...
  • Did the 15km Run in 2018

    There were very few toilets (only 8 !!!!) for the number of people. Probably best to stop at Sainsburys nearby and use their toilets.
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