Due to the 11th and 12th June Met office yellow weather warning “indicating a months worth of rainfall to drop on the North East in less than 48 hours we sadly postponed to save us all getting wet – yes we would have been Very, Very Wet at Durham!” 

We are now just a small number of days away from Warrens Dash Take 2!

Durham Dash! Tuesday 9th July at Beamish Museum

Sedgefield Dash! Wednesday 10th July at Hardwick Park & Hardwick Hall Hotel.

The Dash! is an athletic event for primary school children that runs across two County Durham landmark locations  — Beamish Museum and Hardwick Park, Sedgefield.

Warrens Durham Dash

Beamish Museum
Tuesday 9th July

Warrens Sedgefield Dash

Hardwick Hall Hotel
Wednesday 10th July

About the Dash!

The aim of the Dash! is to provide an inspirational athletics event for our school children within a unique County Durham setting, and at the same time promote sport and physical activity as a positive lifestyle choice for children and their families.

At a time when we use the Olympics and our Olympians as leading role models it is important that we provide and maintain an aspirational platform for individuals to show their talents as well as promote the role that schools and the School Sport Partnership play inspiring our next generation of leaders and citizens through school Sport and PE.

Record breaking 2018 numbers 

Warrens Sedgefield Dash! – record 23 school entries, 464 athletes! Warrens Durham Dash! – registration capacity was reached within 10 days of opening – 840 Boys & Girls representing 37 schools! Media Value and Reach – traditional and digital media valued at £40k spend, reaching 2.5 million.

Athletes in Sedgefield

Athletes in Durham


What People Are Saying

“The Dash! proves year after year that sport can and will continue to inspire young people and change lives.”

Ian Gardiner

Executive Manager of County Durham Sport

Both Warrens Dash! finals were fantastic events and it was so good to see so many young people getting active and clearly enjoying the experience. The Warrens Group was delighted to contribute to this really excellent initiative.

Richard Skelton

Warrens Group

“Thanks for organising this evening’s Dash event a Beamish. It was a brilliant evening of sport.”

Pauline Kirk-Harding


Latest News

Students click with the Dash!

Moving into the 5th year of a productive relationship between the Warrens Dash! and the Art and Photography students of the DSFC Arts Faculty it is wonderful to see the number of enthusiastic students joining us at Beamish Museum...

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Sporty school children Dash! to Beamish Museum

An initiative that helps primary schoolchildren to participate in sport will move to a new venue in County Durham this year. The 2019 Durham Dash! and Sedgefield Dash! series will see thousands of 7-11 year olds run, jump and throw in a series of events over the...

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2018 Survey: what are parents say…

100% of parents say Durham Dash! is either good or excellent 97% of parents say its important to hosts events like Durham Dash! for young people 78% of parents say Durham Dash! has increased their awareness of the event sponsors 64% of parents say Durham Dash! has...

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