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Running Events

As Exeters leading health and wellbeing charity

we are proud to offer a range of running events throughout the year to inspire all ages and abilities to keep active. 



Santa Run- Sunday December 1st 2019 - City Centre route starting in Princesshay, Exeter

One of our favourite events of the year with hundreds of runners, joggers and walkers from across Exeter and the surrounding area ready to kick off the start of the festive season.

With two distances to choose from, 2.5km Family Fun Run or the 5km race, you can set your own bar, run for fun, run to reach a goal, run competitively, run to be healthy or run to raise awareness of your favourite charity or one of our Charity Partners

Entry is limited to the first 600 participants per race, so sign up today and bring your friends and family along, get dressed up, have fun and what a great opportunity to raise some money for a great cause.

This year we are encouraging our partner schools to take part with reduced entry fee’s. If your school works with us be sure to ask your lead coach for further details.

Santa suits or dresses are compulsory to take part and are include as part of your entry fee. 


If you have raced with us before and would like to recycle your Santa Suit we will donate the cost of a new suit to one of our charity partners. Simply select ' recycle suit' option at entry and select which charity you would like your suit donation to go to.

Exeter Half-Marathon - Saturday and Sunday - Feb 8th & 9th 2020 

The Exeter Half Marathon is a great, traffic free, flat route runs along the footpath and cycle track of the River Exe and Exeter Canal. This event is specifically planned in February to provide you with the best opportuntity to see how your Spring Marathon training programme is going or your first step into completing the 13.1 mile distance.

This event is run over two days with the Saturday race aimed at the more competative athlete, club runner or those with an expected maximum completion time of sub 2hrs. Sunday's race may be better suited to first time runners or those looking to complete in an extend time frame with a maximum of 3 hours expected completion time.

The event, which sold out in 2018 & 2019 is sure to be another race favourite for 2020 so be sure to get your entry in quick.

 The Granite Way - Sunday - March 22nd 2020

The Granite Way course takes you along the Granite Way cycle path through Devon with fantastic views of Dartmoor and the surrounding countryside to ease you around the 10 or 20 miles. 

The route is ideal for runners who are training for a spring marathon, offering a 10-mile (one lap) and 20-mile (two lap) race option to suit everyone’s needs. 

Start and finish will be at Race Headquarters: Okehampton Youth Hostel, Klondye Road, Okehampton, EX20 1EW.

10 Mile  Minimum age 17 years 

20 Mile  Minimum age 18 years 

Selling out in 2019 this event is now a firm favourite in the South West race calendar.

The Exeter Live Better Marathon - Sunday May 17th 2020 

The Exeter Live Better Marathon is a perfect opportunity to complete what could be one of the biggest challenges of a lifetime in the most active city in the South West.

Our course is ideal for those competing for the first time as well as seasoned runners looking for a fast time.

The route takes you along the beautiful River Exe historical Quayside, along the footpaths and cycle tracks of the River Exe and Ship Canal, allowing the perfect opportuntiy to run traffic free!!

There will be plenty of beautiful locations to admire along the course with some great viewing points for your supporters and spectators to come along and cheer you on. 

The Exeter Live Better Marathon is the perfect opportunity to inspire yourself and others and run for a good cause. Why not take on the challenge and raise funds for ourselves, our charity partners or a charity close to your heart.