Exeter’s Great West Run
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The Great West Run truly is one of The Greats. The route mixes beautiful Exeter countryside with an electric atmosphere in the city centre. Great for beginners and experts alike, this event should be on all your running calendars. Come for the pretty country lanes or a dramatic stadium finish.
Community Mile, 10k, and Great West Run
Sun 22nd May 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Based on 3,000 participants
5 to 20m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Exeter Arena, Exeter EX4 8DD, UK
Great West Run:9:00am |
Community Mile:9:00am |
Exeter's Great West Run Half Marathon takes an exciting 13.1 mile route through the heart of Exeter. This route has it all; a journey through the city centre, followed by pretty country lanes, stunning views, and a fantastic stadium finish.
There will be at least 5 drinks stations on route.
The 10k route follows the first and final 3 miles of the Half marathon route.
The Community Mile is designed to encourage first-time runners, families, and friends to come together and challenge themselves to get active for a fitter, healthier life.
Although it cannot be predicted where we will be as a nation by May, the event organisers have put well thought-out, flexible and responsive measures in place to ensure the Exeter's Great West Run is a COVID-secure event, as other events have already shown is possible.
Organiser route images
- Closed & clearly marked route
- Chip-timed results
- Race photography
- Refreshment & nutrition stations
- On-route entertainment
How to get there
Exeter Arena, Exeter EX4 8DD, UKGet full directions
Address: Exeter Arena, Exeter EX4 8DD, UK
Car: There is no official race parking. If you are coming by car you are encouraged to car pool, arrive early and use the 'Pay and Display' parking in the city centre. There will be shuttle tickets available on the Great West Run's website, so please purchase one of these if you plan on getting a shuttle to the race venue.
Shuttle Bus tickets are available to purchase at registration, please select the ticket including the shuttle bus return.
Buses will depart from Exeter city centre (original) bus station from Stand 7 between 07:00 and 07:45. Runners are encouraged to arrive early as this is a popular option and will be busy. The last bus will depart at 07:45 and will arrive at the arena at 08:00.
There will be a return service pick up from Whipton Village shops on Pinhoe Rd. from 11:15.
Event day logistics
07:00 First shuttle bus to the Event Village
07:30 Event Village opens
07:45 Last shuttle to the Event Village
08:30 10k Start
09:00 Half Marathon Start
12:30* Course Closures
*Participants falling behind the pace required to finish by 12:30 will be asked to move to the pavement.
Participants will be set off in start waves which are determined by your estimated finish time. Faster runners will start at the front to avoid the need to overtake on the course.
Race Packs will be posted out before the event and all event communications will be sent via email leading up to race day.
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The Exeter Great West Run's spectator policies will be available closer to the event date. However please expect a limited number of spectators will be allowed.
- Running shoes
- Performance clothing
- Water & race nutrition (optional)
- Face mask (to be worn while not racing)
Can you sign up for the Exeter’s Great West Run on the day?
Unfortunately not, so make sure you secure your place in advance!
When will I receive my race pack for the Exeter’s Great West Run?
Race packs will be sent out during the 2 weeks leading up the race. It will include your race number which will have your chip timing attached, a baggage label and race instructions.
What happens if the Exeter’s Great West Run is cancelled due to COVID-19?
All entrants will be offered refunds or transfers if this event cannot continue due to COVID-19.
What is the cut-off time for the Exeter’s Great West Run?
The course closes at 12.30, allowing you 3.5 hours to complete the half marathon.
Will there be pacers at Exeter's Great West Run?
Yes. There are pacers from 1 hour 30 minutes at 15 minutes intervals up to 2 hours 30 minutes.
Can I run wearing an iPod, MP3 player or other personal stereo device at Exeter's Great West Run?
Runners are advised against the use of iPods, MP3 players or other personal stereo devices to ensure runners are able to hear any announcements or medical alerts.
Is there an age requirement to take part in Exeter's Great West Run?
Yes, entrants must be 17 and over on race day. Anyone younger can take part in the community mile.
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag while I race in Exeter's Great West Run?
There will be a limited bag drop at the event but please only bring essential items to help reduce contact between staff and participants.
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Find out more from members of the community who did the event last year, or those signed up.
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Has her route changed for 2019
Hey there, just to let you know that the Exeter’s Great West Run has not changed and is the same route as 2018. All the best!
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