About Durham Dash

Warrens Durham Dash at Beamish Museum

The Durham Dash is pleased to announce that the award winning Beamish Museum will be the host venue for 2019.

Beamish ‘The living museum of the North’ is an award-winning open air story to life in North East England in the early 1800s, early 1900s and 1940s.  Buildings from throughout the region have been brought to Beamish, rebuilt and furnished as they once were.  School and Education play a huge part in the daily life of Beamish. The Durham & Chester Le Street School Sport Partnership with it’s 34 Primary Schools ready to make this a historic School Sports Day!

It is hoped that the annual Dash will inspire and enthuse young people in Durham and Chester le Street to be more physically active.

For the athletes, taking part in a fun inter school athletics festival in the Great North’s living museum will become a ‘must do’ activity just as previous runs in front of Durham Cathedral and Castle has been; combining living history and sport provides a unique sporting experience that will live in the memory of the children for years to come.

Over 800 Year 3-6 Boys and Girls, nominated by the individual schools, have the opportunity to compete in either a running race, jumping or throwing sport event.

The 600m road race starts on the grass adjacent to the field event area and finishes on the cobbled Front Street of the 1900’s Town area. There are a number of heats and a final for each year group.

The Museum’s show ground will host the jumping and throwing events along with other fun “try it” health and well-being activity for young people.