24 Aug 2020
Devon athlete 'beside himself' with joy!
05 Aug 2020
Summer Trails to ease runners back into racing
17 Jun 2020
City Runs Events stages virtual Ekiden Marathon Relay
30 Apr 2020
Adam’s treadmill marathon triumph
Race Listing for Devon
|04 Sep 2019||Sourton Tors Race||The Bearslake Inn, Okehampton||Results|
|14 Sep 2019||Pebblebed Heath Races What Came Before & Nightjar||Bicton Arena, East Budleigh||Results|
|24 Nov 2019||Combe Crawler||Marlborough Park, Ilfracombe|
|01 Dec 2019||Exeter Santa 5K Run||Princesshay Square,, Exeter|
|07 Dec 2019||Dark Dart Dash||The Old Craft Ed Centre, Dartington||Results
|07 Dec 2019||Cockington Christmas Caper||Cockington Cricket Pavilion, Torquay||Results|
|22 Dec 2019||Wellington Monument Race||Hemyock, Cullompton||Results|
|22 Dec 2019||Torrington Christmas Caper||Torrington Rugby Club, Torrington|
|05 Jan 2020||New Years 5||Exwick Playing Fields, Exeter||Results|
|05 Jan 2020||Axmouth Challenge||Village Hall, Axmouth||Results|
|12 Jan 2020||Plympton 10K January Jaunt||Devils Speedway, Plymouth|
|18 Jan 2020||Wild Night Run||Village Hall, South Brent||Results|
|19 Jan 2020||First Chance 10K||Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, Exeter||Results|
|01 Feb 2020||Endurancelife South Devon||Beesands, Near Kingsbridge||Results|
|08 Feb 2020||Exeter Half Marathon Saturday||Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, Exeter||Results|
|08 Feb 2020||Battle of Woodbury Common||Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton,||Results|
|09 Feb 2020||Exeter Half Marathon Sunday||Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, Exeter|
|23 Feb 2020||Exeter City 10K||Duckes Meadow Park & Riverside Valley Park, Exeter|
|23 Feb 2020||Castle Hill Corker||Castle Hill, Filleigh, South Molton||Results|
|08 Mar 2020||Bideford Half Marathon||Bideford AAC, Bideford||Results|
|29 Mar 2020||Tavy 13||Tavistock College Sports Centre, Tavistock|
|31 Mar 2020||Run Exe Summer 5K March||Exwick, Exeter|
|04 Apr 2020||South West Coast Path Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K||Marlbrough, Salcombe|
|08 Apr 2020||Armada Athletics Network 5K April||Saltram Park, Plymouth|
|18 Apr 2020||Joe Turner's Sweat||Lynmouth Sea Front, Lynmouth|
|19 Apr 2020||Honiton Hippo||Honiton County PS, Honiton|
|02 May 2020||Ivybridge 10K||-, South Hams|
|03 May 2020||Crediton Crunch||Barnfield, Crediton|
|05 May 2020||Run Exe Summer 5K May||-, Exeter|
|08 May 2020||Votwo Devon Coast Challenge||Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, Combe Martin|
|10 May 2020||Ottery 10K||Ottery St Mary Cricket Club, Ottery|
|13 May 2020||Armada Athletics Network 5K May||Saltram Park, Plymouth|
|17 May 2020||Woolacombe 10K Beach Run||The Beach, Woolacombe|
|23 May 2020||Bere Pen 10K||-, Yelverton|
|27 May 2020||Forces March||S W Coast Path, Ilfracombe|
|31 May 2020||Burrator 10K||Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton|
|02 Jun 2020||Run Exe Summer 5K June||Exwick Playing Fields, Exeter|
|06 Jun 2020||Dartmoor Discovery Ultra Marathon||Princetown, Newton Abbot|
|07 Jun 2020||Saltash Half Marathon||-, Saltash|
|10 Jun 2020||Armada Athletics Network 5K Fun Run Series June||Plympton, Plymouth|
|12 Jun 2020||Haldon Relays||Haldon Forest, Exeter|
|19 Jun 2020||Tsunami Ocean Trails||Clovelly, Bideford|
|27 Jun 2020||Dawlish Coastal Dash||-, Dawlish|
|03 Jul 2020||Hope24||Newnham Park, Plimpton|
|07 Jul 2020||Run Exe Summer 5K July||Exwick Playing Fields, Exeter|
|08 Jul 2020||Armada Athletics Network 5K Fun Run Series July||Plympton, Plymouth|
|11 Jul 2020||Otter Rail & River Run||Tipton St John, Sidmouth|
|15 Jul 2020||Exeter 10K||Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, Exeter|
|18 Jul 2020||Haytor Heller||Haytor Rock, , Devon, Dartmoor|
|19 Jul 2020||Dalwood Fayre 10K-ish||Dalwood, Axminster|
|23 Jul 2020||Kingsbridge Fair Week 10K||Town Centre, Kingsbridge|
|01 Aug 2020||Something Wild Trail Running Festival Marathon||Huccaby Farm, Yelverton|
|01 Aug 2020||Something Wild Trail Running Festival Summit Wild Ultra||Huccaby Farm, Yelverton|
|02 Aug 2020||Totnes 10K & Fun Run||Borough Park, Totnes|
|02 Aug 2020||Something Wild Trail Running Festival 10K & 5K||Huccaby Farm, Yelverton|
|02 Aug 2020||Something Wild Trail Running Festival Half Marathon||Huccaby Farm, Yelverton|
|04 Aug 2020||Run Exe Summer 5K August||Exwick Playing Fields, Exeter|
|09 Aug 2020||Summer Trails 5K & 10K||Grammarcombe Woods, Ashcombe|
|12 Aug 2020||Armada Athletics Network 5K August||Plympton, Plymouth|
|15 Aug 2020||East Devon Round||Offwell Village Hall, Honiton|
|22 Aug 2020||Dartmoor Crossing||Rugby Club, Ivybridge|
|29 Aug 2020||Dartmoor Ultra Trail 50||Okehampton College, Okehampton|
|29 Aug 2020||Dartmoor Marathon||Okehampton College, Okehampton|
|29 Aug 2020||Mayflower Muskie Madness||Kings Tamerton Community Centre, Plymouth|
|30 Aug 2020||Granite Way||Okehampton Youth Hostel, Okehampton|
|05 Sep 2020||THHN City to Sea Ultra & Marathon||Exwick Parish Hall, Exeter|
|05 Sep 2020||Rock Hard Coast 10K & 5K||SW Coastpath, South Milton Sands|
|06 Sep 2020||Rock Hard Coastal Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & Ultra||SW Coastpath, South Milton Sands|
|06 Sep 2020||Dartmoor Volcano||Scorriton Village Hall, Buckfastleigh|
|08 Sep 2020||Run Exe Summer 5K September||Exwick Playing Fields, Exeter|
|09 Sep 2020||Armada Athletics Network 5K September||Plympton, Plymouth|
|12 Sep 2020||Endurancelife Exmoor||Exmoor National Park, Exmoor||Results|
|19 Sep 2020||Race The Tide Marathon & Half Marathon & 10K||Flete Estate, Mothecombe|
|20 Sep 2020||Bideford 10K||-, Bideford|
|20 Sep 2020||Dornafield Ladies 10K||Dornafield Touring Park, Newton Abbot|
|27 Sep 2020||North Devon AONB Marathon & Half Marathon||-, Woolacombe|
|27 Sep 2020||Barnstaple Marathon & Half Marathon||Rock Park, Barnstaple|
|04 Oct 2020||Plymouth Ocean City Running Series||City Centre, Plymouth|
|04 Oct 2020||Britain's Ocean City Half Marathon||Hoe Promenade, Plymouth|
|10 Oct 2020||Race With No Name Dartmoor Crossing||Village Hall, Drewsteignton||Results
|10 Oct 2020||Lone Wolf||The Adventure Centre, Dartington Estate|
|10 Oct 2020||Deep River Trail Races||Drewsteignton, Exeter|
|11 Oct 2020||Exeter's Great West Run||Exeter Arena, Exeter|
|17 Oct 2020||Haldon Night Run||Ridge Cafe, Haldon Forest|
|31 Oct 2020||Burrator Noir||Burrator Discovery Centre, Yelverton|
|01 Nov 2020||Bideford 10 Mile||Bideford AAC Clubhouse, Bideford|
|01 Nov 2020||Templer Ten||Stover School, Newton Abbot|
|08 Nov 2020||Exeter Live Better Marathon & Half Marathon||Haven Banks, Exeter|
|14 Nov 2020||Inflatable 5K Obstacle Exeter||Westpoint Centre, Exeter|
|29 Nov 2020||Fast Friday 10K||Exwick, Exeter|
|12 Dec 2020||Race The Light||Flete Estate, Mothecombe|
|13 Dec 2020||Haldon Jingle Bell Run||Haldon Forest, Exeter|
|22 May 2021||Muddy Dog Challenge Exeter||Powderham Castle, Exeter|
|27 Jun 2021||Torbay Half Marathon||Paignton Green, Torbay|
|18 Jul 2021||Lundy Island Race||Lundy Island, Bideford|
|24 Jul 2021||Sibelco Cornwood Challenge||Cornwood Village Square, Cornwood|
|25 Jul 2021||Seaview 17||Minehead Cricket Club, Countisbury|
About the area
We are compiling a list of running groups, clubs, stores and facilities in Devon. If you would like to add information to our listing please get in touch with us.
Running clubs in Devon
- Bideford AAC
- Brixham Harriers
- City of Plymouth AC
- Dartmouth AAC
- Dawlish Coasters
- Erme Valley Harriers
- Exmouth Harriers AAC
- Haldon Trail Runners - Road & Endurance
- Honiton RC
- Ilfracombe Running Club
- Moorhaven RC
- North Devon Road Runners
- Okehampton Running Club
- Plymouth Coasters
- Plymouth Harriers
- Plymouth Musketeers Running Club
- Plymstock Road Runners
- Riviera Racers
- South Devon AC
- South Molton Strugglers
- South West Road Runners
- Tavistock Athletic Club
- Teignbridge Trotters
- Tiverton Harriers
- Torbay Athletic Club
- Torrington AAC
If you would like your club to be added to this page, get in touch!
Club Focus: The Tattooed Trotters
Teignbridge Trotters are based in Newton Abbot. Over 30 years old, they are a 300-strong club, who take part in road, trail and cross country races. The Chair, Roger Hayes, veteran of over 100 marathons, spoke to runABC South.
When and how did the club first form?
Back in 1982 an article was placed in the Mid-Devon Advertiser to see if anyone was interested in meeting up to train for the second London Marathon. A meeting was arranged and chaired by George Sydenham – the director of recreation and tourism for Teignbridge. Those present agreed to meet on Sunday mornings and go for a training run. The route and distance was decided that morning. Thus the Trotters were spawned.
What’s a typical training night?
The club train on a Monday and Wednesday evening from Coombeshead College at 7pm. We offer many different sessions, ranging from complete beginners to a session designed for marathon runners. We average about 70 members on each training session.
Tell us about the members.
Our youngest member is 15 and our oldest 93. It’s a pretty even split between men and women.
And your club emblem lets them display their loyalties ...
Our emblem depicts the humpback bridge within the Newton Abbot area. It shows a man and a lady running over the bridge. We currently have 27 members who have the Trotters emblem tattooed on them. I doubt there is another running club anywhere in the world with that sort of commitment!
A sociable club?
We have a reputation for being a club that like to party. We’ve had three marriages as a direct result of members meeting each other at the club. Features of the Trotter year are the club camp, the club trip, annual foreign marathon trip and the awards evening.
What are the most notable achievements by club members?
We have five members who have completed over 100 marathons. Our members have won many local races and continue to do so.
Tell us about the club events
The Moorland Run - now called the Haytor Heller - attracted 60 entrants for its first staging in 1986 and now sells out its 300 places every year. We also host the Ladies 10K, Templar Ten, Bovey Tracey Cross Country and the Totnes 10K - which remains our biggest entry with 631 in 2014. The club took over the staging of the notoriously tough 32 mile ultramarathon, the Dartmoor Discovery in 2011. The race has gone on to attract a real cult following and - in 2014 and 2015 - it sold out in six days!
Sum up Teignbridge Trotters in three words.
One big family
Running groups in Devon
- Cornerstone Runners
- Exeter University Beginners Group
- Exeter University Improvers Group
- Run Yourself Fit Riverside (Riverside Leisure Centre)
- Friday Fun and Run (Exeter Arena)
- South West Road Runners (Exeter Arena)
- Run for Fun with Exeter City FC
- St Leonards Beginners (County Hall)
- Whipton Beginners (Exeter Arena)
- Wonford Beginners (Wonford Leisure Centre)
- Quay2Fitness (The Prospect Inn)
- Sidmouth Running Club (Sidmouth Sailing Club)
- Tiverton Harrier Beginners (Heathcote Factory)
- Crediton Running Network – Beginners (Lords Meadow Leisure Centre)
- Run Barnstaple (North Devon Leisure Centre)
- Plymouth Life Centre beginners
- Brickfields Sports Centre beginners group
- Emmanuel Church intermediate group
- Lipson Community College beginners group
- King Tamerton Community Centre running group
- UCP Marjon Sports Centre beginners group
- Torridge Turtles
- Bere Alston Trekkers (Tavistock Community Sports Centre)
- Women On The Run (Exeter, Exmouth, Torbay & Honiton)
If you would like your club to be added to this page, get in touch!
Focus on: Cornerstone Runners
Devon’s new town Cranbrook needed instant community. The Rev Mark Gilborson spread the running message ...
What are the most important elements of establishing a new community? A school? A pub? A church? All very important of course. But what about a running group? Reverend Mark Gilborson certainly believes in the power of running and made it a priority in Devon’s newest town Cranbrook.
Sitting just 9 miles north-east of Exeter, the first new town in Devon since medieval times saw houses built and occupied in 2012 with Mark also installed as the church minister. Mark’s philosophy is: “I have realised people need community as much as they need church.”
And so it came to pass that a running group was created by Reverend Gilborson. Cornerstone Runners was established in February 2013 with just a few runners heading into the cold night air.
Since then as the town grows, so too has the running group. Reverend Gilborson explains: “I recently set up a Facebook group and there are now 158 people associated with Cornerstone Runners. We run on a Wednesday and there can be anywhere between 15 and 30 runners and on Saturdays, the marathon training group attracts any number between 3 and 15.
“There are also around 35 to 40 doing the couch to 5k course, where we have a real mix of members from absolute beginners upwards. We have teenagers, some in their 60s, there is even a guy who used to train with Steve Cram and has a half marathon best of 63 minutes – obviously he’s a lot older now.
Members have travelled together to take part in Kilerton parkrun, the Color Run and Great West Run. Now 48, Reverand Gilborson began running in his early forties. He said: “When I reached 40 or 41, I decided to try and do things that I actually wasn’t very good at – my wife is a much better runner than me.
“I always said I don’t actually like running. But I thought ‘what if I apply myself?’ I ended up running a marathon. We made our own route, running past churches I had been a minister of. We planned it as longer than the marathon distance to be sure.
“It was on the hottest day of the year last year. We raised funds for Vranch House, a children’s charity in Exeter. I never try to persuade people who I run with to come to church. But if there is anything I can do to get people who come to church to run, I do.
“People are amazing. Often they limit their own potential. This can be because of their culture, personality or other circumstances. Running helps people maximise their potential by not limiting themselves.”
Services in Devon
Do you operate a service for runners in the Devon area? If you'd like to be added to our list get in touch with us!
Please contact us and we will include details of your service
Please contact us and we will include details of your service
- Devon Physiotherapy
- East Devon Physio
- North Devon Physio
- Exeter Physio
- Quay Physio
- Otto Physiotherapy