Battle of Woodbury Common
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You'll need to bring a head torch for this epic event in Woodbury. With some mixed and fun sections on the course, and multiple races on offer, theres something for the whole family. Lace up your running shoes and start the year right.
2k, 1k, Canicross Half Marathon, and 4 more
5:00pm Sat 20th Jan 2024 - 6:30pm Sat 20th Jan 2024
East Budleigh, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7BY, UK
6:30pm Sat 20th Jan 2024
6:00pm Sat 20th Jan 2024
Canicross Half Marathon:6:00pm |
Canicross 10k:6:00pm |
5:00pm Sat 20th Jan 2024
Here's what races are available for Battle of Woodbury Common
Canicross Half Marathon
The flat and varied routes will take in the lovely surroundings of Woodbury Common and Bicton College. Although runners may encounter some mud, the majority of the routes will be run on well drained, sandy soil, allowing runners to enjoy their running on flat and reliable surfaces. All the races will take place in the dark creating a wonderful and unique experience for all competitors. The courses will all be well marked with poles, arrows and flashing lights.
Kids 1k and 2k
Both races will take part exclusively within the grounds of Bicton College.
The 5k route is new for 2022, and although 3k of this race will take place on tarmac, it is on extremely quiet country lanes where there will be little to no traffic. The race will be a combination of these on road sections and a few great and varied off road sections.
The 10k has the same start and finish as the 5k with the extra distance coming from a complete loop of Woodbury Common, which includes a fun single track section. Running the loop of the Common in the dark will be a wonderful, immersive experience for everyone taking part.
Runners taking on the Half Marathon will complete two loops of the great 10k course. Don't worry about having to complete the same loop twice, running in the dark will make it seem just as unfamiliar second time around.
Organiser route images
- Finisher's medal
- Chip timing
- Fully marked course, including lights
- Feed station
- Bottled water for finishers
- Category prizes
How to get there
Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7BY, UKGet full directions
Bicton College is situated just East of Exmouth. It can be accessed from Exmouth on the B3178. Or it can be accessed from the North using the same road, coming from the A3052.
The event will be difficult to access via train, the nearest station is Exmouth, approximately 6.5 miles from the venue.
Event day logistics
17:00 Kid's 1k and 2k Start time
18:00 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Start time
All age restrictions apply to runners age on the day of the race.
1k For children between 3 and 7 years
2k For children between 8 and 11 years
5k Open to runners 12 years and older
10k Open to runners 15 years and older
Half Marathon Open to runners 17 years and older
For the 10k and the Half Marathon there is a Canicross category allowing you to run with your dog. If you wish to enter this, please select the canicross ticket when booking.
As the event will take place in the dark, all runners must compete with a head torch.
What do I need to bring to the Battle of Woodbury Common?
All runners must bring a head torch as this event takes place in the dark.
Will the course be marked with lights at the Battle of Woodbury Common?
Yes the course will be marked with poles, arrows and flashing lights.
Will there be any food and drink at the Battle of Woodbury Common?
Yes, West Country Catering will be serving hot food & drinks.
Can I run with my dog at the Battle of Woodbury Common?
Yes, the Half Marathon and the 10k both have cani-cross categories allowing you to run with your dog.
Are there races for children at the Battle of Woodbury Common?
Yes there is a 1k for children between the ages of 3 and 7, and a 2k for children between the ages of 8 and 11.
Will the Battle of Woodbury Common be in the dark?
Yes, it will be in the dark. There will be lights guiding the route and all runners are required to bring a head torch.
My only negative comment for this course is the description on the website. I think it underrepresents the difficulty of the course. More details around the terrain would have been useful, stream crossings, mud etc.
4.7Did the race in 2022
Definitely not a well drained, flat course as the blurb states, so don't expect a PB! A tough route, but the organisers were amazing and all of the marshals very friendly. Loved doing it by dark too. Overall a great experience providing you know what you're letting yourself in for!
4.7Did the race in 2022
No PB’s here! But to make up for it- embrace the mud and water! Running alongside the 10k and Canicross for the first lap was very welcome company. Second lap was tougher as the runners became more spaced. Thanks to the marshals who were both encouraging and knowledgeable about the course. Head torch is a must have item- and lights up the well placed reflective course markers. Overall much fun was had but please bring spare clothes!!!
3.7Did the race in 2022
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