The Great West Run

Runner Information

Race Pack Letter: Half Marathon


•There is no official race car park and there will be no parking available at Exeter Arena - if you have to drive to the event we advise using pay and display car parks in the city centre and purchasing a shuttle bus ticket when you sign up or via the event shop. Details of city centre car parks can be found here: 

BUS TICKETS - the option to purchase bus tickets closes on Monday 9th October at midday.

• If you intend to be dropped off by car for the event, we advise being
dropped off in roads surrounding Exeter Arena and walking the final bit -

View Larger Map: Suggested drop areas

• Be aware of road closures and timings.

•If you intend to use public transport please take into consideration road closures and the early start.

•There will be bicycle racking available at the race village.

•Please plan your journey accordingly!


• Shuttle buses will run from Exeter city centre bus station to the race start at Exeter Arena. 

Tickets can be purchased on the registration form when you sign up or from the event shop and will be sent out with your race pack or seperately in the week before the event if you purchase them from the event shop.

BUS TICKETS - the option to purchase bus tickets closes on Monday 9th October at midday.

• Buses will depart from Exeter city centre bus station between 7am and 7.45am, but we encourage runners to arrive early as the service will be busy. The last buses will depart at 7.45am to arrive at the Arena by 8am.

Return services will run from approximately 11.15am (or when the first bus is full), dropping runners back to the bus station.



Saturday 14th October

14:00: Village Opens
15:30: Activate 2.5k & 5k Run's Start
17:00: Village Closes

Sunday 15th October

07:00: First Shuttle Bus to Event Village
07:30: Village Opens
07:45 Last Shuttle Bus to Event Village
08:30: Start Assembly
10:05 Onwards: Race Finish
12:30*: Course Closures
*Participants falling behind the pace required to finish by 12:30 will be asked to move to the pavement.

View Larger: Village Map

• Your personal commitment is to train for the event appropriately – making sure you are fully prepared for the day.
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• If you have been unwell or injured in the days leading up to the event then we would advise you not to take part.

• Your baggage can either be left with a friend or family member, or at the baggage store located in the event village.
• Please use the baggage label that will come attached to your race number.
• Baggage is left entirely at your own risk – we strongly advise you not to leave valuable items.

• Allow plenty of time to get to the start – the race will not be delayed due to late arrivals.
• Line up in the appropriate time zone relating to your anticipated finish time – you timing chip will not be activated until you cross the start line.


• The route is fully signed and marshalled – please follow marshal instruction.
• Aid stations are along the route with water, toilets and medical support.
• Participants will be asked to move onto the pavement if they fall behind the road re-opening schedule - on sections where there is no pedestrian footpath, participants will be re-routed.
• Everyone will be greeted at the finish with their medal and other rewards.

• Photos and results will be available via the website as soon as possible after the race.

• Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place men & women will be awarded on the main stage post race.
• Prizes for 1st place in each age category will be posted out in the following week. Please note: One prize per winner.

• A range of hotels and accommodation can be found in Exeter and the surrounding area.
• Visit for further information.