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Please note ALL race pack will be available to collect on the day from the Race Info desk, located in the event village at Exeter Arena from 2pm. No packs will be posted out.

ACTIVATE at Exeter’s Great West Run will take place on Saturday 12th October 2019, the day before the city’s half marathon. 2017 saw the launch of ACTIVATE and following its great success, we are looking forward to welcoming families, schools, workplace groups and anyone looking to get a little more active, along for a great afternoon of sporting fun and a run around Exeter Arena. 

'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.'


ACTIVATE  will take place at Exeter Arena from 2pm 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 3.30pm. 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.​

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 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 2.5km 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.

Race numbers will be available to collect on the day from the 'Race Info Desk' at Exeter Arena between 2-3pm


As we said, ACTIVATE is a great event for everyone to take part in. However, this event is especially good for larger groups i.e. teams from Schools, Charities and Workplaces.

If you have a larger group of 10 or more that would like to enter one of the ACTIVATE running events, get in touch and we'll put together a bespoke package that works best for you. CLICK HERE to complete our 'Get in touch' form