Exeter’s Great West Run is the only half marathon in Exeter where you can run the closed roads. The race is widely renowned, and individuals travel from far and wide to participate. Starting and finishing at Exeter Arena Athletics Stadium, you’ll get to journey through the city centre, followed by beautiful country lanes and amazing views across Exeter. Plus, there’s on route entertainment to keep you motivated and plenty of water and energy stations.
Reasons this is a GREAT Half Marathon…
☑ Fully closed roads
☑ On route entertainment
☑ Water and energy stations
☑ Pace Makers
☑ Partnered with More Trees – instead of cotton T-Shirts we will be planting a tree for every race participant
On the Day Logistics:
07:00: First Shuttle Bus to Event Village at Exeter Arena
07:30: Village Opens
07:45 Last Shuttle Bus to Event Village
08:30: Start pens open
09:00: 2024 Great West Run
10:05 Onwards: Race Finish
12:30**: Course Closures
*Event day timings subject to change and TBC
CUT OFF POINT: Runners must reach the 4 mile point within 1hr 10mins of the race starting to be able to do the full 13.1 mile route. Any participant after this time will be redirected right along Cowley Bridge Road to follow the remainder of the race route as a pedestrian using footpaths. We will have to enforce this cut off time due to us having to adhere to a strict road closure reopening schedule.
Why run for FearFree?
No matter your fitness or running experience, in 2024 set yourself a New Year goal and take part in the Great West Run for FearFree. In doing so, you’ll be helping local adults and children to rebuild their lives free from fear and abuse.
What you will receive from us when you sign up:
-A confirmed race space
-FearFree running vest
-Lots of fundraising support, hints and tips
To secure your running space: £30 sign up fee and a pledge to raise at least £150 for FearFree.