About the Dorking 10

The Dorking 10 is one of the premier road races in the south of England, attracting up to 800 entrants annually, many of whom have run the race previously. The race consists of a small single circuit within a larger outer loop through the rolling Surrey countryside and caters for runners of all abilities. There are numerous prizes (details below) for individuals and teams.

The Race HQ is based in the Dorking Rugby Football Clubhouse. Car parking and the finish is on the Big Field, Kiln Lane, Brockham, RH3 7JR. The race starts on Brockham Green which is a 5 minute walk from Race HQ.

This year (2107), we are introducing a cut-off at the junction of Snowerhill and Wellhouse Road. This is the point (3 &  1/3 miles) where runners turn left to complete the first loop. All entrants in the 9.5 (“The Not Quite 10”) race and anyone entered in the 10 Mile race reaching this point 40 minutes after the start will be directed straight ahead towards Betchworth bridge.

Some significant improvements were made to the race in 2007 following feedback from BARR. The race now starts on Brockham Green which is better for both runners and spectators, as there is room for everyone to move around without being on the road until the actual race start, and so much nicer for family and friends as they can see everyone off at the start. The route was also modified so that runners first go round a small inner loop and then continue along the larger outer lap back towards the finish. The finish was changed in 2014 so that runners continue down the Big Field after turning in from Kiln Lane. Sadly, Rugby safety rules required that the pitch leading up to the old finish under the rugby posts on the Big Field be fenced making access impossible for the run in! (Apart from high hurdlers and limbo dancers, that is). We also introduced chip timing which speeded up the results no end – and removed the stress of getting the results done in time for prize giving. The feedback has been very positive with comments about the wonderful scenery, good marshaling and organisation.

Please note that the use of Ipods/MP3 players/Headphones during the race is banned for safety reasons. Anyone breaking this rule will be disqualified.

  • BARR GOLD graded running event (as of 24/03/2008)
  • UKA road race licence – application in progress
  • Commemorative item to all finishers
  • Prizes for winning senior/V40/V50/V60/V70 men/women/veterans/teams and first 3 men and women overall (one individual prize per runner only) in the 10 Mile event.
  • Prizes for first 3 men and women overall in the “Not Quite 10” plus age group as appropriate (we don’t know what the entry level will be like, this is the first time the shorter race is offered).
  • Race start at 09:00 a.m. for the Ten Mile and at 09:30 a.m. for the 9.5Km race. Wheelchair racers will be set off 5 minutes earlier.
  • Pace car, mile markers, full support service with 3 drink stations on route
  • Single lap course on lanes through scenic Surrey countryside
  • Full race information and results service
  • Runners must be over 17 years of age on race day (16 years for 9.5Km race)
  • Entry fee 10 Mile Race – £15.00 unlicensed; £13.00 licensed (£2 discount); £18.00 licensed and £20.00 unlicensed on the day.
  • Entry fee 9.5 Km Race – £12.00 unlicensed; £10.00 licensed (£2 discount); £15.00 licensed and £17.00 unlicensed on the day.
  • ALL entrants collect their number on race day – download race details (Directions & Map) from the links at top of the page.

If you have any queries please email the Race Director at racedirector@dmvac.org.uk

Prizes for the 10 Mile Race


The first three men and first three ladies over the finish line will win cash prizes and a trophy as follows:

1st place – £100
2nd place – £75
3rd place – £50

These winners will not be eligible for the following age group trophies which are awarded separately.

1st 3 men and ladies U30 (i.e. 17 – 29 years)
1st 3 men and ladies U40 (i.e. 30 – 39 years)
1st 3 men and ladies V40 (i.e. 40 – 49 years)
1st 3 men and ladies V50 (i.e. 50 – 59 years)
1st 3 men and ladies V60 (i.e. 60 – 69 years)
1st V70 man and 1st V70 lady.

All affiliated runners are eligible for the team prizes – 1st 3 male and female teams consisting of 4 runners per team.

The Surrey 10 Mile Championships are awarded separately from the Dorking 10 with prizes usually awarded at the same time by Steve Rowlands of Surrey AA.

Prizes for the “Not Quite 10” (9.5 Km approx.)  Race


The first three men and first three ladies over the finish line will win cash prizes and a trophy as follows:

1st place – £25
2nd place – £20
3rd place – £15

We will award age group prizes according to the entry levels.

Surrey Qualification

To be “Surrey Qualified”, i.e. eligible for the Surrey County 10 Mile Championships, you must satisfy the following conditions:

  • born in Surrey

OR

  • have lived in Surrey for the last 9 months
  • In addition, you must NOT have competed for any other county in the last 6 months.