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

Q. What is the date of The Great West Run 2023?

A. Sunday 21st May 2023.

Q. What time does the race start?

A. Our Half Marathon race starts at 9:00, followed by our 10k race at 09:30, and our Community Mile race at 09:40.

Q. Where is the start/finish?

A. The half marathon will start and finish at 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 Community Mile.

Q. How much does it cost to register?

Entries cost £44.

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 you have not received a confirmation email, please contact us at info@thegreatwestrun.co.uk

Q. When do entries close?

A. Entries close at midnight on Monday 1st May.

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 or other personal stereo devices to ensure runners are able to hear any announcements or 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 is at Exeter Arena

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, 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 minutes intervals up to 2 hours 30 minutes.

Q. Can I transfer my entry to someone else?

A. Yes, you can transfer your entry to another runner for an admin fee of £10. 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 you are not eligible for a refund.

Q. Can I defer my place to 2024?

A. Yes, you can defer your entry for an admin fee of £10. Unfortunately, if you have deferred from our 2022 event, you will not be able to defer again.

Q. Is there a deadline to defer or transfer my place?

A. Yes, the deadline for our 2023 event is Monday 1st May 2023.