Last chance to enter Race for Life in Exeter

Authored by RaceforLife2013
Posted: Thu, 06/27/2013 - 12:31pm

Women in Exeter are being urged to grab their last chance to enter Cancer Research UK's Race for Life as registration closes at midnight tonight. Over 3,200 determined women have already joined the formidable army who are ready to take on cancer on Sunday 30 June but there are still places left to fill.

Cancer Research UK's Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help defeat cancer by funding life-saving research. Sam Beare, Event Manager for Race for Life in the South West, said...

Age UK Exeter Goes the Extra Mile - Sponsored Walk 19th May 2013

Event Date: 
19/05/2013 - 1:45pm
Exeter Quay

Join us for our sponsored walk along Exeter's canal and river. Choose from a short 2K stroll around the quay.... or the longer 5.5K route to the Double Locks and back.... or take a leisurely 17.3K to the Turf Locks and back.

To register please call 01392 202092.

Plymouth Half Marathon

Event Date: 
28/04/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Hoe, Plymouth

Plymouth's half marathon, is a traffic-free road race set in the heart of Plymouth. Runners will once again gather on the Hoe to start their 13.1mile journey around Plymouth.

The great course, good reputation and atmosphere ensure that this iconic Plymouth race attracts everyone from local, national and international athletes as well as beginners, club runners and charity runners.

The traffic-free course is open to all abilities and will start and finish at the Hoe.

Please visit for entry and more details, or ring the Plymouth Half...

Super Santas paint the town red (and white)

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Wed, 01/02/2013 - 11:06pm

The city centre was overrun last Saturday in a festive rush – and we’re not talking about the sales!

Exeter City Football Club held its second annual Charity Santa Dash, sponsored by Stagecoach, which ran between the Guildhall in the High Street to the stadium at St James Park.

Dramatic photos of Ottery's famous flaming tar barrels

Authored by Chalk and Ward PR
Posted: Tue, 11/06/2012 - 8:58am
As these dramatic photos show, the Ottery tar barrels event last night proved to be another flaming success. Those who have visited Ottery St Mary on 5th November, still find it difficult to understand what motivates the townspeople into carrying flaming tar barrels through the streets. However, it is a much-loved tradition that is hundreds of years old and attracts thousands every year. The exact origins are unknown but probably started after the gunpowder plot of 1605. Various alternative reasons suggested for burning barrels have included fumigation of cottages and as a warning of the...

Santa Clauses are coming ... to Exeter (yes already)

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Wed, 10/10/2012 - 11:37pm
Have you entered the Santa Dash yet? Why not pop into Exeter City FC's reception and sign up for the club’s charity Santa Dash on Saturday 29th December in Exeter City centre. For just £17 for an adult and £5 per child, you will receive your Santa Suit and your match ticket for the Barnet game which kicks off at 3pm on that Saturday afternoon. Last year saw 310 people run through the high street before watching City draw 0-0 with Scunthorpe here at St James Park and the club are hopeful of beating that total this time around. The Santa Suit sizes are as follows: Small Child: Age 2 – 7. Jacket...

Rainbow Run

Event Date: 
13/06/2015 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Exeter Racecourse

Get showered with every colour of the rainbow in the UK’s craziest 5k!

Fancy taking part in a 5k run with a difference? Rainbow Run is not a race or about speed or fitness; it’s about celebration, having crazy fun with friends and raising a smile for your local children’s hospice.

Exeter’s Rainbow Run will take place at Exeter Racecourse on Sunday 13th June 2015. All runners dress in white and as they reach the ‘Rainbow Zones’, they are showered with fluorescent powder paint – reaching the finish line covered in 5 different colours. Participants are able to run, jog or walk...

Grecians call on all Santas to dash to St James' Park

Authored by ECFC - Football in the Community
Posted: Fri, 12/07/2012 - 7:26am

There is no rest for Santa even when Christmas has gone, as Exeter City FC are calling on all those Santas who want to get a little post-feast exercise to join in with the club's Charity Santa Dash on 29 December. The event takes place at the Guildhall at 1.15pm on Saturday 29 December and finishes at St James’ Park ahead of kick-off in the home game against Barnet and for just £17 an adult and £5 per child (up to age 18) participants will receive a Santa suit and a match ticket for the game that afternoon. "Last year we had 310 Santas running and this year we are hoping to have 500 people...