The Great West Run


There are a number of questions that seem to crop up time and time again. So rather than hunting for the information, please find below answers to those simple everyday questions.

Q. What is the date of Exeter's Great West Run 2017?
A. Sunday 15th October 2017

Q. What time does the race start?
A. 9 am

Q. Where is the start/finish
A. Exeter Arena

Q. How old must I be to enter?
A. You must be 17 years or older on race day. Younger runners can take part in the fun run; more information will be available soon.

Q. How much does it cost to register?
A. Entries cost £36 for runners not affiliated with a running club and £34 for runners that are affiliated with a club. There is an early bird discount available for a short period of time offering £5 off the standard entry fee.

Q. I have entered the race, how do I know my entry has been received?
A. If you entered online you will receive a confirmation email shortly afterwards. If this did not happen please contact us.

Q. How do I alter my personal details?
A. You can view your entry and edit your details by logging into the online registration system, using your email address and password. DEADLINE - MIDDAY 21st SEPT

Q. When do entries close?
A. Entries close at midday on Monday 18th September.

Q. When will I receive my race pack?
A. Race packs will be sent out during the last two weeks leading up to the race.

Q. Can I run wearing an IPod, MP3 Player or other personal stereo device?
A. We advise against the use of IPods, MP3 players to ensure runners are able to hear any medical alerts.

Q. Can I sign up on the day?
A. No, we cannot accept entries on the day.

Q. Do I need to register on the day after I’ve signed up?
A. No, just come along and line up in your allocated start pen.

Q. Where is the race village?
A. The race village iat Exeter Arena

Q. Is there parking available at Exeter Arena?
A. No, we suggest walking or cycling to the event if you live locally, or purchasing a ticket for the event shuttle bus which runs from the city centre bus station between 7.00am and 7.45am.

Q. Can I run in fancy dress?
A. Yes, as long as it is not obstructive to other runners.

Q. Is there a cut-off time for runners?
A. The cut-off time for 4 miles is 1 hour 10 minutes. At 3 hours 30 minutes (1240) any participants remaining on the course will be asked to move onto the pavement.

Q. Will there be pacers?
A. Yes. We have pacers from 1 hour 30 minutes at 15 minute intervals up to 2 hours 30 minutes.

Q. Where can I find the Terms & Conditions?
A. Please click here to see full T&Cs for Exeter's Great West Run.

Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?
A. You must not, under any circumstances, give your race number to anyone else. Among other potential problems, doing so may cause problems of identification for the event medical services in the event of any accident or injury.

Q. Can I have a refund if I can no longer take part?
A. You are entitled to a refund within the first 7 days of signing up (the cooling off period). After this period the follow applies:
• Withdrawing 121 days+ before the event: you will be offered a 50% refund or 50% credit to be used against an entry into the 2018 Exeter's Great West Run.
• Withdrawing 61-120 days before the event: you will receive a 50% credit to be used against an entry into the 2018 Exeter's Great West Run.
• Withdrawing 31-60 days before the event: you will be offered a guaranteed place in the 2018 Exeter's Great West Run, you will need to pay the full entry price at the time of entry.
• Withdrawing 30 days or less before the event: you will receive no refund or credit.