Saturday at 10:00am8th July, 2023
Dorney LakeOff Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, SL4 6FJ.
Join us at the stunning Dorney Lake in Windsor for one of our favourite events of the year. Take on our sprint or supersprint triathlon. Perfect for all abilities and super fun, friendly and definitely one you will enjoy! Go on, get your entry in today and we will look forward to welcoming you to this event.
About this event
Come and join us for this superb summer triathlon. Enjoy a great day out and make sure you bring your sunscreen!
Send out the challenge to friends, family and colleagues. Set at the stunning Dorney Lake in Windsor, this Olympic venue is a fast, flat course with closed roads and ideal swimming conditions. The event is suitable for everyone, whether it be your first triathlon or for those that are seasoned professionals.
Supersprint - 400m swim - 20k bike - 5k run
Sprint - 750m swim - 20k bike - 5k run
Motivation to inspire you to take part
- Super friendly, helpful, supportive and professional team to motivate, support and inspire you
- Olympic venue
- Clean, calm lake waters
- Fast, flat closed road bike and run course
- Suitable for all abilities
- Early season timing to prepare for longer distance events
- Awesome atmosphere
- Awesome spinning medal you will love to add to your collection
- Free Parking
- Electronic chip timing and instant race results
- Instant live race results
- Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line (additional cost which can be added during your registration)
- Trophies for winners
- Snacks, drinks and other goodies for all entrants
- Stunning clubhouse and cafe
- British Triathlon Federation registered event
We are proud to deliver the best in safety, fun and high quality organised events. Secure your place today.
Please note the course is a closed lake and closed roads - The cycle and run route is flat - cycle is 4 laps for 20k and the run is out and back twice to make 5k - wheelchair friendly - note the course may be altered at any point up to event day if necessary
Event Day Information
THE VENUE AND GENERAL DETAILS
- Race packs will be collected on the day unless otherwise specified.
- If travelling by train the main stations for Dorney Lake are Slough (Paddington line) and Windsor & Eton Riverside (from Waterloo) but is also near Burnham, Taplow, Maidenhead and Windsor & Eton Central (branch of Paddington line). From these stations you can get a taxi or if with a bike you can ride to the venue. We recommend researching the best option before travelling to ensure you arrive on time.
- Limited bag storage will be available but please try to keep all your belongings in your area within the transition.
- Toilets will be onsite.
- Recommended arrival time is 8am/830am.
- Parking for triathletes is the main carparking by the clubhouse. This is to the left when you get to the end of the lake.
- Race packs are collected from our registration tents in front of the clubhouse. Queue up by race number as shown on front of the gazebos. Within your race pack will be your race number, your timing chip and strap, safety pins, bike and baggage labels. please ensure you put the timing chip on your right ankle and make sure it is on correctly so it doesn't fall off. Please make sure it is on before the start of the event and hand back to our team once you cross the finish line.
- If you are not BTF registered you have to pay the £5 levy at registration. If you are BTF registered please remember to bring your license.
- After registering you have to rack your bike. You MUST wear a helmet otherwise we are not allowed to let you participate. All bikes MUST be racked by 9.45am.
- The race will start at 10.15am
- Water temperature - Currently 20 degrees - if under 11 degrees and the swim is cancelled, over 11 degrees and wetsuits must be worn, over 16 degrees and wetsuits are optional and over 22 degrees and no wetsuits are allowed.
This is a non-drafting event
Details provided by British Triathlon below as to an explanation on drafting
Travel - How to get to the venue and find the event hub
The full address for the event is Dorney Rowing Lake, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6FJ. A link to the venue can be found at the top of this event page.
SatNav or Google Maps - we recommend searching for 'Dorney Lake'
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If travelling by train the main stations for Dorney Lake are Slough (Paddington line) and Windsor & Eton Riverside (from Waterloo) but is also near Burnham, Taplow, Maidenhead and Windsor & Eton Central (branch of Paddington line). From these stations you can get a taxi or if with a bike you can ride to the venue. We recommend researching the best option before travelling to ensure you arrive on time.
Below are our general FAQ's. Please note these apply to most events but not all. Certain questions may only relate to either running, triathlon or cycling events.
How do I know I am registered?
As soon as you register you will receive an email confirming your entry. You need a unique email address for everyone you register, so that each entrant receives confirmation and details on how to login to their profile. On the confirmation email there will be a link to create your online profile. Please keep an eye on your inbox and in your profile in the lead up to your event as we will send regular newsletters with race day info, race number details and everything you need to know for race day. Your race number will be listed on your profile the week of the event. If you entered via Find a Race or Lets Do This you will receive a confirmation email from them and then another one from us when your entry has been transferred over to our system.
Will I receive race information in the lead up to my event?
Yes we send out email updates prior to your event and you can view all event details, news and offers by logging in to your user profile.
Will I be chipped timed?
Yes all our events (unless otherwise stated) are chip timed!! Your race chip will be on your race number bib which you receive on race day and which must be secured to your outer garment to ensure the chip works correctly.
What happens if I don't receive my race email?
If you don’t receive your race emails it may be because the wrong email address was inputted or the race email went in to your junk mail so please do check your junk mail carefully! All your race information is stored in your online profile and your race number will also be listed here the week of the event. Please login to check all your information. If you have forgotten your password, login with the email you used to sign up with and then request a new password. All race day information will also be on the event page of the website and a race listing with your race number will be online the week of the event.
Can I cancel/transfer/get a refund if I can't take part?
The Fix Events cancellation/refund policy is: Up to 14 days before the event you can cancel and receive a 60% refund on your entry fees. After this point we can not offer any refunds. Up to 7 days before the event you can (i) transfer to another event or (ii) receive the equivalent amount of voucher points onto your profile for use against a future Fix event. Up to event day you can (i) transfer your place to someone else you may know who wishes to take part or (ii) do the event virtually at any time and receive your medal in the post. To do so you must email firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of event day. Unfortunately we cannot give refunds within 14 days of the event or transfer your entry to another event within 7 days of the event as costs have been incurred for your registration and your entry fee goes towards covering these fees.
Do you have any age restrictions / can children take part?
Absolutely! We typically allow children of all ages to take part in all our events (unless specific information is given for a set event). Please note that children remain the responsibility of their parents/guardian throughout our events. If the parent/guardian is satisfied the child/children can confidently run 5k or 10k unaccompanied they may do so, with a parent/guardian remaining onsite at all times.
What do I get for taking part?
Full race chip timing with instant results at the event, a cool medal, drinks, snacks, trophies or special medal for winners and an all round highly professional and fun event to be part of.
Can I Enter a team?
Absolutely! Get as many friends, family or colleagues together and run as a team. You are not required to run together and each person will receive their own time however it's just fun to run under a team name.
Can I run with a buggy?
Yes this is typically ok for most locations however please check the run route course as some locations can be a mix of path, trail, grass so not always suitable for running with a buggy. Also please try and stay to the left as much as possible to give room for other runners. (this is allowed at running events but not triathlon, please see last faq for more info)
Can I volunteer to marshal at the event?
Absolutely! If you miss out on a place or just want to help out on the day and marshal that would be great. We need as much help as possible to ensure we can give runners the best experience possible and that includes plenty of marshals on the course, helping with registration, bag storage, water stations, handing out medals and general event support. Typical volunteer hours are from 8am until around 12pm and all volunteers will get drinks, snacks and a free entry to any Fix Event!! Please get in touch by sending an email to email@example.com. We would welcome you to join our team.
Can I walk / do you have a cut off time to complete the event in?
We typically have a cut off time of 1.5 hours to complete the 5k/10k races from when the event starts. 3 hours for half marathons. Walking part of a 5k event is typically fine but the 10k races are mostly for running (with a bit of walking/jogging if necessary!). If doing a virtual run you have the luxury of completing your event anytime, anywhere and for however long throughout the given event period!
Can I run with my dog/are you canicross friendly
Yes, we love too see dogs running with their owners! Please ensure your dog is on a short lead/harness and that you are careful on the course and respect other runners and park users.
Can I wear headphones?
Yes we do allow this but please note it is your responsibility to make sure you can hear what's going on around you when running, including marshals and general public. Please keep the volume at a level whereby you can hear any important announcements that may be made. (this is allowed at running events but not triathlon, please see last faq for more info)
Do I have to fundraise for the charity you are supporting?
You are not required to fundraise but if you choose to that would make a huge difference to the charity, whatever amount you raise. You can fundraise for any charity of your choice.
How do I view my race day photos?
A few teaser photos will be posted on our Facebook page the day or the day after the event: https://www.facebook.com/thefixevents Approx 1 or 2 days post event all photographs will be available to purchase here: www.wildman-media.com You can search by name or race number and purchase individual photos or as a photo bundle containing all of your race images. You can also save even more money by pre-ordering a bundle of all your race photographs prior to the event. For full details visit: https://www.wildman-media.com and / or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do online entries close/can I register on the day?
Unless the event sells out, we typically close online entries 5 days ahead of event day. We generally have on the day entries available. These are allocated on a first come, first served basis. To secure a place aim to be with us at least 45-60 minutes ahead of the first race starting. Please come to the On The Day Registration gazebo and we will get you signed up there. It is typically £20 for the 5k and £25 for the 10k in cash on the day.
What are the rules for triathlon running
When taking part in any of our triathlons running with buggies, running with dogs and running with headphones are not allowed as sanctioned under British Triathlon ruling.
If the water temp is currently 14 degrees or above, then wetsuits will be optional upto 22 degrees. Above 22 and no wetsuits allowed. Boots/socks are only allowed if wetsuits are mandatory, which, for sprint distance is below 14 degrees. In order for a competitor to wear boots/socks, they MUST be wearing a full length wetsuit. A competitor wearing a shortie wetsuit or a neoprene vest would NOT be allowed to wear boots/socks. The rules state that the bottom of the wetsuit MUST meet the top of the boots or socks. If the temperature is over 14, then boots/socks are not allowed at all. If the temperature is below 14, then wetsuits would be mandatory and boots could be worn. However, a competitor would not be allowed to wear boots without a wetsuit which covers the legs. If the thermal vest is neoprene then as long as it covers the torso, then it would be considered a wetsuit. Wetsuits: (iv) A wetsuit may cover any part of the body except the face, hands, and feet. When mandatory, the wetsuit must cover at least the torso; (vii) Competitors may wear ‘shorty’ style wetsuits, but should be aware that they offer less protection against the cold; Illegal Equipment: (i) Competitors must not use or wear whilst racing: • Gloves • Socks, except when the use of wetsuits are mandatory, however the bottom of the wetsuit must cover the top of the sock otherwise they shall not be permitted • Wetsuit bottoms only