The Race Organiser : Marathon Prep, Dorney Lake
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Marathon Prep, Dorney Lake

Next Race: 12/09/2021

Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, WINDSOR. SL4 6FJ

Bring out your best marathon by preparing thoroughly for your big race day.

 

Our Marathon Prep offers the perfect race day rehearsal and long run training in one event with options for 16, 20 or 24 mile distances.

 

Scheduled 3 weeks before the Virgin Money London Marathon, we'll provide the ideal conditions to practice your pacing, fuelling and endurance amongst hundreds of other runners to help you head into your marathon feeling prepared and confident.

 

Set at the spectacular, flat and smooth-surfaced Dorney Lake near Windsor, the course takes you around the perimeter of the water. 

 

With fuel and water stations to keep you going. pacers, mile markers and chip-timed results will make it as easy as possible to get your pacing right so that you can focus on your run and practice refuelling and rehydrating during a race.

 

You'll also receive a Marathon Prep medal, replenishing food and drink and your chip-timed result as soon as you've crossed the line.

 

On entering this event, you should receive booking confirmation within 5 minutes. If it does not arrive, please check your spam/junk folder. Further event details will be communicated via email (to the address provided during registration) in the week prior to the event.

 

Entry on the Day will not be available at this event.

 

Event Schedule

 

Enquiries: 7:00.
Start Times: Between 
8:00 – 10:30. Allocated with respect to distance and/or estimated finish time (prioritising longer distances/quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.
Finish: 
13:30.

 

COVID-19 Mitigation

 

NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.

 

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

 

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

 

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

 

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

 

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

 

Event Details

 

Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.

 

To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

 

Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

 

All finishers will receive a Medal on completing the event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall, and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both females and males. Winners will be notified via email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day.

 

Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.

 

Course Markings, including arrows, tape and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.

 

Facilities

 

Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

 

Suitable Medical Cover will be provided at the event in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting the event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.

 

Bag Drop will not be available at this event. Runners should leave all belongings with their vehicle where possible and arrive ready to run.

 

Portable Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the Start/Finish area for use throughout the event.

 

Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event, provided by Mr Brightside in the main car park.

 

There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.

 

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.

 

Other Information

 

As a UK Athletics licensed event, the pushing of persons in any device is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition (including but not limited to a Wheelchair, BuggyPushchairStroller or similar).

 

As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, Spectators will not be permitted at this event.

 

Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during the event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.

 

This event is suitable for Wheelchair Users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field shortly before the scheduled start time and remain vigilant of other participants overtaking throughout the event.

 

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 low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

 

Although this event takes place at a private venue, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals and any other persons at all times.

 

Whilst there is no strict Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 13:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. Participants will need to be able to complete their event by this time.

 

Social

 

For event updates or future promotions, you can find The Race Organiser on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. You can also join our Strava club to see how your fellow competitors are training and compare your race day performance.

 

 

Marathon Prep, Dorney Lake Sep 2021

  • 12/09/2021, 09:45

    16 Mile

    16 Miles £0.00 - £35.00
    More Details
    Description

    The Route is flat, on tarmac pathways, comprises 4-laps of the lake perimeter and is suitable for runners of all abilities.

    Toilets will be available on this route at the start/finish area.

    This event will be Licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after the event.

    Subject to availability and further COVID-19 restrictions, Pacers will be available at this distance with target Marathon times between 2h45 and 5h30.

    Pace Pockets are available for purchase from www.pacepockets.run. Pace Pockets are fabric wristbands with a storage pocket for all your running essentials such as keys, cards, cash or gels; printed with your choice of Marathon or Half Marathon splits. Use promo code PPZERO during purchase to facilitate Free Delivery on all orders.

    - Fabric wristband with storage pocket.

    - Marathon split times printed on both sides.

    - Available options from 1h30 to 2h30 (Half Marathon) and 2h45 to 5h30 (Marathon).

    Water Stations will be available on this course.

    Categories will be determined using a participant's age on the 31st December of the calendar year in which the first event of the series takes place.

    Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall, and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both females and males. Winners will be notified via email within two weeks of the final event where a presentation is not possible on the day.

  • 12/09/2021, 08:30

    20 Mile

    20 Miles £0.00 - £35.00
    More Details
    Description

    The Route is flat, on tarmac pathways, comprises 5-laps of the lake perimeter and is suitable for runners of all abilities.

    Toilets will be available on this route at the start/finish area.

    This event will be Licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after the event.

    Subject to availability and further COVID-19 restrictions, Pacers will be available at this distance with target Marathon times between 2h45 and 5h30.

    Pace Pockets are available for purchase from www.pacepockets.run. Pace Pockets are fabric wristbands with a storage pocket for all your running essentials such as keys, cards, cash or gels; printed with your choice of Marathon or Half Marathon splits. Use promo code PPZERO during purchase to facilitate Free Delivery on all orders.

    - Fabric wristband with storage pocket.

    - Marathon split times printed on both sides.

    - Available options from 1h30 to 2h30 (Half Marathon) and 2h45 to 5h30 (Marathon).

    Water Stations will be available on this course.

    Categories will be determined using a participant's age on the 31st December of the calendar year in which the first event of the series takes place.

    Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall, and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both females and males. Winners will be notified via email within two weeks of the final event where a presentation is not possible on the day.

  • 12/09/2021, 08:00

    24 Mile

    24 Miles £0.00 - £35.00
    More Details
    Description

    The Route is flat, on tarmac pathways, comprises 6-laps of the lake perimeter and is suitable for runners of all abilities.

    Toilets will be available on this route at the start/finish area.

    This event will be Licensed with UK Athletics (UKA) and the results published by Run Britain shortly after the event.

    Subject to availability and further COVID-19 restrictions, Pacers will be available at this distance with target Marathon times between 2h45 and 5h30.

    Pace Pockets are available for purchase from www.pacepockets.run. Pace Pockets are fabric wristbands with a storage pocket for all your running essentials such as keys, cards, cash or gels; printed with your choice of Marathon or Half Marathon splits. Use promo code PPZERO during purchase to facilitate Free Delivery on all orders.

    - Fabric wristband with storage pocket.

    - Marathon split times printed on both sides.

    - Available options from 1h30 to 2h30 (Half Marathon) and 2h45 to 5h30 (Marathon).

    Water Stations will be available on this course.

    Categories will be determined using a participant's age on the 31st December of the calendar year in which the first event of the series takes place.

    Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall, and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both females and males. Winners will be notified via email within two weeks of the final event where a presentation is not possible on the day.

Location

Directions

For details on planning your journey and available parking facilities, please visit www.dorneylake.co.uk/visit.aspx