Dorney Marathon

Dorney Marathon – One of the fastest marathon courses in the UK

This is the perfect venue to post a fast time over the marathon distance, with only 27m of vertical climb per lap, this course could be used to define the term lightning fast!
Whether you are looking to post a ‘good for age’ time for next year, run your London Marathon Virtual run, bag a PB, or simply complete your first ever marathon, the Dorney Marathon is the place to do it,

The course has an international certificate of accuracy, so your result will count for Good for Age and qualifying times for international marathons.

Dorney Lake, situated near the village of Dorney in Buckinghamshire, is a purpose built rowing lake that held the 2012 Olympic rowing and canoeing events, with grounds that are a perfect backdrop to running as well as rowing. The flat course is ideal for a chip timed personal best over the Marathon distance with 63% of runners surveyed in 2020 achieving a personal best on this course.

The course consists of 4 completely traffic free laps on pancake flat, tarmac roads that surround the lake with great marshals to keep you motivated.

Along the route you will come across no less than 8 feed stations to take on water and High 5 energy drinks, fuelling your Marathon effort.

In 2020, the Dorney Marathon was one of the few Marathon races that was able to take place in the Autumn due to Covid restrictions, and due to a variety of safety measures in place and professional organisation, 99.3% of runners surveyed said they felt safe at the race.

The race will be held under a full UKA race license.

“The atmosphere at the race was great, felt really safe. Would chose to do Dorney over London next year! 👍🏻”

And after completing your race, you will be congratulated with a custom event medal. The event will also be chip timed so you will get accurate splits for your race, as well as free photos to download and share with friends and family, capturing your momentus achievement.

There will be live commentary, and music around the course, not to mention our awesome Racemakers to cheer you on.

Quick Event Info

Dorney Marathon


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

Start times from 09:00am

Event Distance:

26.2 miles / 42km