About Durham Dash

Warrens Durham Dash in Durham City

The Durham Dash is a School Sports Day like no other!

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

Being able to take part in sport in the heart of the city centre is a very special opportunity for the 101 teams representing 30 schools; Durham Cathedral is an internationally recognised UNESCO world heritage site and as proud citizens we love our City Centre, Cathedral and Castle. To be able to combine this “one of a kind” backdrop for young people 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 550m road race will start at the Market Place and finish on the Palace Green and will consist of a number of heats and a final for each year group.

The amphitheatre of Palace Green will host the jumping and throwing events along with other fun “try it” sporting activity for young people.