Sports – Upcoming Events

Four Bridges Night Tun Skofja Loka, Slovenia

10 – 11 June

This 10km night run is in its fifth year, details can be found at

Sesimbra Summer Cup Football

June 29 – July 3

It is with great pride that we present you the 6th edition of SESIMBRA SUMMER CUP, your children’s summer football tournament!

With the success achieved over the five previous editions, we are convinced that the 6th edition, which takes place June 29 and July 3, will be even better.

We suggest you visit our website at or our page and decide for yourself! Do not wait and do pre-register your team through the online form! Entries are limited!

Marathon Meerssen

11 September

After Chojna and Houffalize (2013 and 2014), we received in 2015 a large delegation of runners from Sherborne and Granville and we had a very nice weekend together.

We look forward in 2016 to the participation of even more member towns of the Douzelage.

Marathon Meerssen has different circuits, all quite hilly and challenging. They all start and finish at the Marketplace of Meerssen.

Runners can take part in one of the following:

  • 5 km / required age: 14 years
  • Quarter Marathon (1 circuit of 10,55 km) / required age:  16 years
  • Half Marathon (2 circuits) / required age: 18 years
  • 20 miles (3 circuits) / required age: 18 years
  • Marathon (4 circuits ) / required age: 20 years

Participants will cover their registration fees and travelling costs.

Douzelage Meerssen will take care of the accommodation of 25 persons (including accompanying persons).

Above this number, we can provide information about hotels and beds and breakfasts.

In order to organize everything on time, we would like to know before 30 June who from our partner Douzelage towns (with how many persons) will take part at our Marathon day.

Please contact Pascale Vossen:

Camelot Challenge, Half Marathon, Sherborne

17 September

The 4th annual half marathon, starting from the Gryphon Sports Centre this year with canicross dogs, horses, runners and walkers and a circular route with spectacular scenery. More details at

Bellagio Sky Race

October 23

As yet no one from Sherborne Douzelage has attended but details can be found here

Dear Douzelage friends, at the invitation of Douzelage Bellagio to participate in the Bellagio Sky Race on the 23rd of October 2016 .  Bellagio offers 3 days in a B&B for two persons! Please read all the information below carefully and answer to Donatella:

Hope many of you will attend this challenging invitation!


Sherborne Douzelage is very grateful to all of these organisations for their donations and for the support that they are providing to make our projects a success:

Valmeira Glass UK Ltd
Sherborne Kitchens
West Dorset District Council
Barbara Whatmore Charitable Trust
Duo Teresa Carreño
The Eastbury Hotel (Three Wishes)
Old Fosterians Association
Porter Dodson
Sherborne Abbey Festival
Sherborne Arts Link
Simon Digby Charitable Trust
Simon Digby (Sherborne) Memorial Trust
Wessex Strings
Castle Gardens
Riley’s Cycles
Aviation Training International