Entries open for Michelmores Charity Run

Authored by Michelmores
Posted: Tue, 08/09/2016 - 3:39pm

Entries are now open for the Michelmores Charity 5k Run, which will take place on 8 September 2016 at 6.30pm.

This year the Exeter law firm is aiming to attract a record 1,200 runners, encouraging local people and businesses to get together to celebrate the city of Exeter and to fundraise for Michelmores' local Charity of the Year, Balloons, who support bereaved children and their families in Exeter and beyond.

The run takes place over a five-kilometre city centre course starting and finishing on Exeter's Cathedral Green. The route, new for this year, will take in...

Cranbrook Charity Family Fun Run

Event Date: 
17/09/2016 - 12:00pm to 4:30pm
Cranbrook Country Park

Charity Family Fun Run. 17 Sept in the new Cranbrook country park. The first ever charity fun run in the new and growing town of Cranbrook.

1K course for under 10s, strollers buggy runners, etc. 5K course for 10s and over (if they wish) and those who want to run a bit faster. Registration starts at noon.

The event starts at 1pm. To pre-register, visit Complete Estate and Letting Agents, 141 Younghayes Road, Cranbrook All entry fees go to MacMillan Cancer.

Run for fun or get sponsorship for the charity or group of your choice. Entry Fees: £5 over 16s, waged. £2, aged...

Women's Running 10k comes to Exeter

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 06/23/2016 - 2:20pm

On Sunday (26 June) Women’s Running magazine, Solgar Vitamins and its Women’s Running 10K race will be arriving in Exeter for the first time, promising a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere at the picturesque Riverside Valley Park.

The race is expected to be filled with women of all ages and abilities taking to the start line.

Previous events around the country have seen an increasing amount of women taking part, showing that year on year, more and more women are hitting the pavements to run together.

Riverside Park is a beautiful location to run through - it...

1,700 take part in best Rainbow Run yet!

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 12:15pm

What an amazing Exeter Rainbow Run! With 1700 runners, steel drummers, Storm Troopers, Heart FM and bouncy castles, this year’s Children’s Hospice South West’s Rainbow Run was the best yet! As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations for the charity, the run started with silver streamers and the record number of participants enjoyed a madcap, mayhem of riotous colour as they ran through the paint stations along the course. Jayne Jarrett, events fundraiser at the hospice said: ‘Wow, what a day! To have a record number of runners in our 25th year has been incredible. The atmosphere was just...

parkrun celebrates five years at Killerton

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:22pm

This Saturday hundreds of runners will tackle the 5km course at the National Trust’s Killerton estate to celebrate the fifth anniversary of parkrun and will be baking a birthday cake to mark the occasion.

Killerton was the first National Trust property to work with parkrun to host the popular 5km run.

The free run takes place every Saturday at 9am, and the number of runners has grown from 44 at the first Killerton parkrun to over 370 on the busiest ever day. The parkrun organisers hope to break the record this week as the event reaches its five year milestone.


Date revealed for Exeter's 2016 Great West Run

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:38am

This year's Exeter Great West Run will take place on Sunday 16 October.

Pulse Sport ( ) has taken on the management and organisation of the run, and are pleased to confirm the appointment of Exeter-based race organiser Mark Cowen as Race Director.

The race organisers are looking for sponsors. Anyone who can help is asked to contact Charlie Beauchamp, MD of Pulse Sport by email at

Details of the race and how to take part an be found at

Hundreds sign up for Exeter Neon Night Run

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 04/13/2016 - 10:09pm

Charlotte Harding, her mum, Sue and friend Mouna Souyad all have a very special reason to take part in next month’s Exeter Neon Night Run.

Exeter Hospiscare nurses and doctors cared for their good friend Mary Christopher at the city’s Searle House Hospice.

The Neon Run, on Saturday 28 May, will raise funds for the hospice which is a local charity, helping local people.

Charlotte, 22, said: “We were just blown away by the care and I think it’s really important that people know about the work that Hospiscare does. Mary was in the hospice for a few weeks and I visited...

Heart FM joins the Rainbow Run party

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:00am

Heart FM in the South West has signed up as the official media partner for Children’s Hospice South West’s 25th Anniversary Rainbow Run to be held on June 11 at Exeter Racecourse.

Richard Spencer, Managing Editor at Heart’s broadcast centre in Exeter said: "We’re delighted to be involved in this year’s Rainbow Run in Children’s Hospice South West’s 25th anniversary year. It’s such a feel-good event for a brilliant cause, and we love being part of it. We can’t wait for June!”

This flagship fundraising event for the hospice, sees hundreds of participants running and walking...

Exeter Neon Night Run is back!

Authored by Hospiscare
Posted: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:53am

On 28 May over 1,000 runners will be taking to the city streets and glowing for their local hospice charity.

The 5k sponsored run starts and finishes at the University of Exeter, with runners being entertained by music as they head towards the city centre. Hospiscare’s events fundraiser Celia Wilkinson said: “The run sold out very quickly last year and we’re expecting this year’s event to be just as popular, so don't miss out on your chance to take part.

“Our Neon Wonderland will open an hour before the run starts, giving you the opportunity to freshen up your face paints...

Age UK Exeter 10K

Event Date: 
20/03/2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

The Age UK Exeter 10K 2016 is now open for entries.

It's Life changing!

This popular event attracts both experienced runners and those new to running.

The flat course with its City Centre start and finishing at Exeter Quayside is great for a PB or a first 10K.

92p of every pound we raise is spent on helping us improve the lives of older people in Exeter.

For more information Tel:01392 202092 or

Enter online at