Dorchester Dash 10k

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Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and social distancing practice, and in the interest of everyone’s health and safety, it is with regret that we feel we have little option but to cancel the Dorchester Dash 10k, Silver Fox Trot 2k and Junior 1k on 11 October 2020. Refunds will be offered and all runners will be contacted.

Starting and finishing at Dorchester Sports Centre and heading out into beautiful local scenery including Maiden Castle.

This is a one lap route which starts on quiet urban roads before heading up to and around Maiden Castle. The course profile has an undulating gradient with a couple of challenging hills. Scenic views of the countryside add to the attraction of this event.

Runners of all abilities are welcome at the event which starts at 10.00am at the sports centre, where you will have use of the changing rooms, showers, toilets and swimming pool.

An event for the whole family

We know it can seem a long time for spectators to wait, especially the youngest members of the family, so we will have activities for all ages including our popular 1k fun run (£2.50 entry includes medal and free swim) family swim session and refreshments. We will be offering FREE swimming for all from 10.30am to 12.00pm.

1610 Race Series - medal collection

The Dorchester Dash 10k is part of the 1610 Race Series, consisting of three 10k races and our family 5k & 2k fun run - which are all located in Somerset and Dorset. Complete all three of our 10k runs (Bridgwater, Dorchester, Shepton) to bag yourself our medal collection.

Event Info

  • Venue - Dorchester Sports Centre, Coburg Road, Dorchester, DT1 2HR
  • Registration - 8.15am (race numbers and timing chips to be collected on race day)
  • Entry fee - Affiliated & 1610 members = £14 / Unaffiliated = £16 (£2 extra on the day - only available if race limit has not been reached)
  • Start time - 10.00am
  • Minimum age of 15 (16 on or before 31/12/20)
  • Finishers medals and age group prizes
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Route map

Junior 1k Fun Run

  • Registration - 9.00 am (collect race number)
  • Entry fee - £2.50 (includes medal and FREE swim)
  • Start time - 10.15 am
  • Medals for all runners

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.

Sponsoring the Dorchester Dash 10k

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 via email or at 01823 219001.

Got a question?

Please get in touch with our Events team 03 300 58 1610 or email.

Dates and booking details to be released soon