A great 2 lap traffic free pancake flat 10km run on footpaths and cycle tracks around the River Exe and Exeter Canal.
Running Events in Exeter, South West
This is a fantastic half marathon taking place on fully closed roads. Featuring plenty of on course entertainment, the 3 different distance choices are open irrespective of ability, making this great for the whole family.
MCC Promotions brings its next 10k race to Exmouth. Running along the beach front Promenade, take in all the views that the Exmouth seafront offer.
A real taste of Dartmoor trail running. A fully marked and marshalled course with 2 drinks and refuelling stops. Bespoke medal to all finishers. Bespoke t-shirts can be. purchased in the application process.
Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities, young or old - whether you dance/walk/jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.
It's even more fun in a group! Book for 4 or more people for the reduced rate!
Location: Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ
A 10.25 mile trail race, with almost 500 metres of ascent. Its not a walk in the park, its a tough 10 miles over Dartmoor. The Dartmoor VOLCANO race was the first race of the pureTRAIL race series. A 10.25 mile trail race, with almost 500 metres of ascent. Its not a walk in the park, its a tough ten miles over Dartmoor. Visiting the high points of Pupers Hill, Snowdon, and South Dartmoors highest point, Ryder's Hill.
Starting and finishing in the Moorland village of Peter Tavy and nestled below the wild Tors of West of Dartmoor. The Dartmoor 3 in ONE offers 3 races of 3 distances, all in ONE day. 22.25 miles in total.
All races start and finish from Peter Tavy Village Hall with a mass start for each race. You have to finish the first to be on the start line for the second. How much time you have to recover between races is down to the individual. Do you go all out and rest, or pace it out and go for negative splits? Its up to you
Start times are generous to a degree but the cumulative effect of 3 race starts in 5 hours is certain to have an effect on performance. Its a long race broken into 3 faster, shorter events. In itself, this is a new concept and we think its going to be a real test of endurance and tenacity to be the pureTrail Dartmoor 3 in ONE overall winner.
The frothiest 5k is heading to Exeter in 2019! Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference - lots of coloured bubbles. You'll start in a sea of foam and then take on four different coloured bubble stations, where foam canons create an incredi-bubble 4ft bubble bath! Run, walk, toddle or dance your way around the family-friendly course. A fun run for all ages! Don't worry if you're not a runner - the event isnt timed so youre not racing against anyone and there's no time limit. The course is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, and there's no minimum or maximum age limit: So everyone can take part!
Join us for this awesome inflatable obstacle and foam 5K!
Trail 1K & 2K, Kids are natural and enthusiastic runners so we offer two kids races to foster their joy of running.
The Summit Wild Ultra is back at the Something Wild Trail Running Festival. It is the ideal distance for your first ultra even though it is by no means an easy ultra. It starts alongside the marathon and incorporates the marathon circuit plus one lap of Sundays 10K route.
The Charmouth Challenge is a chip timed 8-mile fell run through some of the finest coastal scenery in the South West on Dorsets beautiful Jurassic Coast, overlooking Charmouths famous fossil hunting beaches with views to historic Lyme Regis. It includes an ascent of Golden Cap, which at 191 metres is the highest point on the South West Coast of England.
There is also a 2 mile fun run, also chip timed for running novices and children over the age of 8, or for any younger children taking part with a grown up. If you dont want to run but still want to join in, no problem there will be refreshments and things to do at Charmouth Primary School which is the start and finish point and its a short walk to the beach to enjoy those views!
This major new fundraising event is an endurance race, whereby the entrants determine their own route from HMP Dartmoor with the aim to achieve the furthest distance (as the crow flies) in a given time.
The Taunton route runs through the picturesque Longrun Meadow taking in views across Taunton. The route has a mixed terrain with gentle slopes but is mainly on gravel paths. There are lots of opportunities for supporters to cheer on their loved ones and the whole event has a fantastic atmosphere.
The Five Bays challenge starts and finishes at the pictutre post card setting of Broadsands Beach.
A 5k run starting and finishing on the track at Tavistock College, and taking place on the 3rd Saturday of each month. This event is modelled on the increasingly popular park runs; it uses canal and riverside paths, but to eek out a 5k traffic-free course it will also be using footpaths.
Come and Join us and become Memory Makers for hundreds. This year we have more interesting options for you in helping us. Whether doing the Marathon as a run or walk, or pushing up for the ULTRA, you can enjoy a gorgeous, stunning and at times challenging route where we aim to make our runners feel like Kings and Queens, greatly valued with supportive marshalling and treats along the way
This is a 10km run is around Cornwood and Lutton, mostly on roads but with some tracks and fields. Minimum age 16 yrs. Held under UKA rules. The 4km Fun Run (or walk) is for under 16's, families or those just wanting fewer hills than the 10K event! Refreshments, baggage and changing facilities available.
A 5k (3.1 miles) run starting and finishing on the track at Tavistock College (PL19 8DD). Open to all abilities. Minimum age 11
The Yes Tor Hill Race is a fully signed trail running races with great support and a distinctly wild and at times fell running feel, taking in the highest points in the south of England and some of the lesser visited tops.
The Dartmoor 50 mile Ultra Marathon Trail race goes over the highest ground in southern England, and takes in most of the hill tops of Northern Dartmoor WITHOUT the need for navigational ability - this is a fully signed running event through Southern Englands largest open space!
This event will appeal to people with a sense of adventure, who are looking for a route which is less well travelled, despite being on the Two Moors Way. Its also ideal for the first time ultra runner and those of you who want to do a Dartmoor Crossing with a difference and for people who cant remember the name of races because theyve done so many!
The race is held along quiet, scenic country roads of the South Hams. The start is on Embankment Road by the side of the model railway station called 'Ria End' which reflects the fact that Kingsbridge is situated on a ria, not an estuary. The start is only 200m from the recreation ground and registration.
A 5k run starting and finishing on the track at Tavistock College, the Tavy 5k is a monthly 5k run along a flat, fast, traffic free course in Tavistock. Held on the 3rd Saturday each month, the event is open to all.
The Plym Trail is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the National Park of Dartmoor. The stunning views of the forests and valleys are breathtaking and you are likely to see Peregrin Falcons in the summer as well as an abundance of incredible flora and fauna.
We would like to promote well being and happiness to all so we have started what may well be several more long distance races in the beautiful landscapes of the Westcountry. We are not a hardcore off-road assault course company although we greatly admire those that enter such races. We hope to offer Marathon and Half Marathon races that are sociable and enjoyable whist maintaining the respect and integrity of the event and the distance. Whilst we welcome Marathon Runners of various abilities, we recommend that you seek professional advice before embarking upon completing a distance of 13.1 or 26.2 miles.
A 2.5k one lap, or 5k two laps trail run from the Pavilion In The Park, Simmons Park, Okehampton, Devon, on the first Sunday of every month. Adults and young people of all abilities welcome.
Christow Show Cross Country Race is a Off-Road Running event taking place in Dartmoor National Park, Exeter, United Kingdom.
The Regatta Road Race held under UK athletic club rules, is a testing 5.1 mile course which takes runners along South Embankment, up Weeke Hill before levelling out through Stoke Fleming and turning back towards Little Dartmouth for the long run back to the finish via the South Embankment on top of Boatfloat bridge.
Our Local 10K race - anyone running with the All Blacks is capable - new comers to road racing will be paced to help them complete their first 10K.
The Herepath Half is a multi-terrain race in rural Somerset, which generally follows the Staple Fitzpaine Herepath Trail in the Blackdown Hills, and is approximately 13.7 miles long. The trail reaches the highest point in the Blackdowns, with fabulous views.
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