Race Pack Letter: Activate Exeter


ACTIVATE at Exeter’s Great West Run is a brand new event which will take place on Saturday 14th October 2017, the day before the city’s half marathon.

We are passionate about running and we believe that people of all abilities should be given the support they need to get active and motivated to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle. ACTIVATE is our way of giving the people of Exeter and across the region a chance to do just that, through running.

In partnership with Active Devon, ACTIVATE EXTER will take place at Exeter Arena from 12noon until 5pm and will host a variety of sporting attractions and activities for everyone to have a go at. Local experts from across the sports industry will be on hand to offer advice about getting fit including training, physio, nutrition and much, much more.

The highlight of the day will be the 2.5km and 5km challenges which will take place from 3pm. These runs are open to all – no matter what your current ability is and are designed to be great fun. We simply ask that you come along and get moving – walk, run or jog! The route takes you around the Exeter Arena, surrounding streets, across the playing fields and back into the arena for that stadium finish.

Whether you are ready to set yourself a personal challenge to get your trainers on and get fit, or have been running 5k regularly, this is a great event to bring family and friends together to either take part or support each other in this achievement.

What’s more, the 2.5km run is a great distance for children and teenagers, giving them a fitness goal - an achievement to aim for. **We have a special discounted rate for schools should they wish to encourage their pupils to take part.

We have a number of charity partners who are involved with Exeter’s Great West Run. This event is another opportunity to help fundraise for the many wonderful causes across Exeter and Devon. Should you have a cause close to your heart, why not take part in Activate and raise money for the charity of your choice. Get in touch with your chosen charity or contact us and we can help.

ACTIVATE will be a great day out for the whole family and we look forward to seeing you there and cheering you on around the 2km and 5km runs. We want everyone to feel comfortable and confident taking part in these events. So, whilst results will not be produced for the 2.5km and 5km runs, there will be a race clock at the finish for those who wish to log their time.


ACTIVATE EXETER is to become the new community running challenge, replacing the schools challenge and family fun run of previous years. We would like to encourage as many schools as possible to join us on Saturday 14th October to get their pupils active by taking part in the 2.5km run.

We have a special offer for schools to pass onto their communities. Get in touch if you would like further information about the event and the special offer. Visit the CONTACT US page


Working in partnership with Active Devon

* Please note, there will be no parking available at Exeter Arean on the day of the event so please park and approach by bus, cycle or on foot. Many thanks

Official Charities