Join one of the South West's premier running events
The Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon is rapidly becoming one of the most prestigious running events in the South West. For the last 5 years, this race has sold out, and the organisers anticipate this happening this year too. Therefore, if you want to run in either of the races, you will need to enter now!
The course starts and finishes in Rock Park Barnstaple and takes in magnificent views of the Taw and Torridge estuary. The course is heads out through Barnstaple and onto the Tarka trail towards Fremington Quay, then joins the main road to Yelland Quay before heading back to Barnstaple on the Tarka Trail.
The course is a combination of road and track taking in some of Torridgeside’s outstanding beauty, including a section of the renowned Tarka Trail. Nicknamed “Fast and Flat” the route is almost entirely flat, with one small lump in the road as you come out of Fremington, after that, it is absolutely pancake flat; and very, very fast. Looking for a PB? This is your course.
We're inviting runners who are looking for their next running challenge to apply for one of our limited three free charity places for a minimum sponsorship of £100. This money will go towards supporting children with life-limiting conditions and their families in Exeter and across the South West. We'll send you a running vest and Fundraising Pack as a part of Team CHSW and you'll have support from your local fundraiser along the way.
Own place runners
If you've already bought a place for the Barnstaple Half Marathon and would like to use the opportunity to raise sponsorship for Children’s Hospice South West, please let us know. There is no minimum sponsorship required, we just ask you raise as much as you can to support the children and families currently being supported. Please do let us know you are running for CHSW and if you raise over £30 we will send you a running vest and fundraising pack as a part of Team CHSW and you will also receive support from your local fundraiser along the way.
Join Team CHSW
Join our team of amazing fundraisers by taking part in the Barnstaple Half Marathon.
Our fundraising teams are here to support you every step of the way, and make fundraising as easy and fun as possible. We have fundraising ideas for every occasion, how-to guides and great branded materials for you to download.
Why run for us
Run for Children’s Hospice South West and you’ll get lots in return!
We'll support you every step of the way. You'll receive:
- A Children's Hospice South West T-shirt
- Fundraising pack and media support
- Training tips and advice through our quarterly Run Club eNews