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​Manvers Lake is a great venue for events and hosts a wide range of sporting and charity events each year. Our larger events are listed below - click on the links to find out more details about each event and how to enter.

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Santa Dash


16th December

Kickstart the season of goodwill and join us for a Santa Dash and Fun Run in memory of a young lady. This family friendly fun run is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit - fancy dress is optional but Santas, Elves and Rudolfs are all welcome! The Fun Run (1 lap of Manvers Lake) starts at 9:30am and the Santa Dash (1, 2 or 3 laps of Manvers Lake) at 10:00am. 

For further information and to book please follow this link

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Bluebell Wood Dragon Boat Race & Family Fun Day


13th July 2024th

Join us for an exhilarating day of dragon boat racing down at the lake!​ Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice are raising funds for families and children who need their invaluable services.

​The good news is anyone can take part and the event is free to spectators! The boats enable businesses, community groups, friends and families of all sizes to get involved in the fun!

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Manvers Charity Shield Dragon Boat Race

10:00 - 17:00

7th September 2024

After the resounding success of our first 'Manvers Charity Shield Dragon Boat Race' in 2023 we are delighted to see it retuning once again. Great for corporate team building, community / sports groups or even just a group of friends! Anyone can enter, you just need between 16 and 18 people to compete. 

Follow this link for further information


Slalom Competition


18th - 19th May 2024

A weekend event based on the river at Kilnhurst. Saturday will be a training day ready for the competition on Sunday.

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BDA Dragon Boat Regatta

09:00 - 17:00

14th July 2024

We are delighted to once again host a BDA Regatta Dragon Boat Event for the 2024 racing season. Races will be running throughout the day. There will be teams from all over the country battling it out on the waters of Manvers Lake, including our very own Team Manvers Dragons - please come down and support us! 

We would like to wish good luck to all the Teams taking part.

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Bluebell Wood Light up the Lake

18:00 - 21:00

21st September 2024

Light up the Lake is back!

Dedicate a shining light in celebration of someone you love. Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice will  float your dedication on an eco-friendly lantern out onto the waters of Manvers Lake, under the setting sun. Be part of their beautiful and very special celebration and dedicate your light today.

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Dearne Valley 10k


19th May 2024

Back for another year, this popular 10k running event takes in the beautiful scenery of Manver’s Lake. In 2024 the race is even bigger than before as we have added a Fun Run for children and adults to take part in. This will run after the 10K race and will use the 1.25 mile loop of the lake. 

One of the stand out 10K’s in the area. But book your place soon, as it is set to be a sell out..Dust off those running shoes and join us to help raise funds for the life-changing work which goes on at Paces Charity.

Follow this link to book.

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Dusk till Dawn

18:00 - 06:00

20th - 21st July 2024

Back and more popular than ever the Manvers Dusk till Dawn. This is an endurance event that is suitable for runners of varying ability. The concept is simple, you run as many 3.21 mile laps of the lake as you can between 6pm on Saturday and 6am on Sunday. Between these times you can start when you want and finish when you want. You can take break at any point have a rest and then complete more laps later, it is entirely up to you. 

Follow this link to book.


Slalom Competition


21st - 22nd September 2024

A weekend event based on the river at Kilnhurst. Saturday will be a training day ready for the competition on Sunday.

Past Events 2023

April 16th: Model Boat Bring & Buy Sale

May 21st: Dearne Valley 10k

June 4th: RLSS Open Water Swim Festival
June 11th: Model Boat Open Day
June 24th: Waves Music Festival
June 25th: Dearne Valley Triathlon & Quadrathlon

July 2nd: BDA Dragon Boat Event
July 9th: Manvers Div 4 & Open Slalom
July 8th: Bluebell Wood Dragon Boat & Family Fun Day
July 16th: Pedal 4 Paces
July 16th: Canoe Marathon
July 22nd - 23rd: Dusk till Dawn

August 26th: UUKMA Cultural Festival - Snake Boat Racing

September 2nd: Manvers Charity Shield Dragon Boat Race
September 3rd: Swim the Parkinson’s Channel
September 9th: Waves Music Festival
September 26th: Bluebell Wood Light up the Lake
September 30th: Dusk till Dawn H20 Swim Event

December 3rd: Hana's Santa Dash & Fun Run

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If you are interested in holding an event here or require further information please email us

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