Dorchester Dash Triathlon 2017

Dates: 16th Jul 2017, 8:00am - 13:00pm

Category: 1610 Race Series

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“Excellent all round. Beautiful scenery on bike and run. Efficient registration, clear numbered racking, excellently signposted and plenty of marshals on course. ”

Neil, Dorchester Dash Participant


ENTRANTS - please download your essential Race Guide here and Swim Start Times.

Take a “Dash” through stunning scenery and magnificent historic landscapes  and sign up to the Dorchester Dash Triathlon which sets off from Dorchester Sports Centre.  Please note: following feedback we have moved the date from August back to Sunday 16 July 2017.

Kindly sponsored by : Um Bongo and .

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Starting at the Centre's indoor 25m pool, competitors take on a 400m (16 length) swim which will be followed by a 24km scenic bike course which exits Dorchester via Poundbury and takes them to the summit of the climb of the historic Hardy's Monument. Returning to the Sports Centre, competitors then tackle the 5km run route which visits Maiden Castle, an Iron Age Hill Fort, which dates back to 4000BC.

Based at Dorchester Sports Centre on the Thomas Hardye School site the Centre offers those taking part in the race, refreshments as well as use of the swimming pool, changing-rooms, toilets and showers.

Event Info

  • Venue: Dorchester Sports Centre, Coburg Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HR
  • Registration - 6.30am (race numbers and timing chips to be collected on race day)
  • Start time - 8.00am 
  • Single entrants - BTF Affiliated & 1610 members = £35 / Unaffiliated = £40
  • Relay teams - BTF Affiliated & 1610 members = £45 / Unaffiliated = £50
  • Minimum age of 15 (16 on or before 31/12/17)
  • Finishers medals and age group prizes 
  • Route map for bike and run courses

New to triathlon?

Download our most frequently asked questions here - from what to wear, what equipment to bring to what happens on the day, we’ve got it covered! If the swim element of the event is your weakest area, why not speak to one of our new Swim Buddies on poolside who are on hand to offer advice on improving your technique and form. 

Part of the 1610 Race Series

The Dorchester Dash is part of the 1610 Race Series, consisting of four 10k races, a sprint triathlon and our family 5k & 2k fun run - which are all located across the counties of Somerset and Dorset. 

By taking part in the 1610 Race Series you are fundraising for your local 1610 leisure centre, providing sports and leisure facilities for the whole community.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are keen to work with brands and companies who are looking to engage and support our 1610 Race Series runners, their supporters and the wider South West community. For all enquiries please contact us on01823 410124 or at 


If you have any questions about the event please contact the 1610 Events Team on 01823 410124 or at