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North Devon AONB Marathon & Half Marathon

At a glance

The toughest and most beautiful race in the UK


Start: Sunday, June 25, 2017 / 09:00

End: Sunday, June 25, 2017 / 16:00


Woolacombe, North Devon

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Runners looking for their next challenge


£36 (or £48 with an event T-shirt)

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Please note: We are currently experiencing issues with our registration page. Please only register once and you will receive your email confirm within 24 hours, or by 10am on the next working day. If you don't receive it by this time, please let us know.
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The North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon has quickly established itself as one of the most challenging and visually stunning events in the UK. Race HQ is in the idyllic village of Woolacombe on Devon's north coast, overlooking one of the country's most popular surfing beaches and right in the middle of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (where the race gets its 'AONB' name from).

As in previous years, places are expected to sell out months in advance, especially as registration is open several months earlier than usual, so please sign up now to avoid disappointment. The coastal route is tough, which is part of the appeal, and the scenery is incomparable, taking you through the breathtaking North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Runner’s World reviewers rated this run at an amazing 93%, with an incredible 100% saying that they would do it again.


Registration fee
£36 registration fee (or £48.00 for registration fee plus event T-shirt). Registered runners will also receive a sponsorship form and half-price accommodation offer from our Platinum Sponsor, Woolacombe Bay Holiday Parks, for the weekend of the event to be redeemed at any of their local holiday parks (subject to terms and conditions). Event T-shirts are good quality technical tees, and are available for an added £12 when you register (please note there are no T-shirt sales on the day, so if you want one you must order it when registering).

Event date
Sunday 25th June 2017.


Event organisers
This event is organised by Simon Oliver, a local runner with many years of experience both participating in and organising races. All monies raised through your own personal sponsorship are donated to North Devon Hospice so they can continue to provide free care and support to families who are affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.  Throughout the event village and along the route, every person helping out is a friend or supporter of North Devon Hospice and someone who has volunteered to help make the event possible.

Runners sponsorship
This event is brought to you by North Devon Hospice and Simon Oliver, to raise money solely for North Devon Hospice.  The fundraising and sponsorship collected by every runner goes towards providing care and support for people affected by cancer and other life-limiting illnesses.  North Devon Hospice needs to raise £4.5 million pounds every year from scratch to continue providing care and support throughout the community.  In addition to the sponsorship forms available to runners, there is a team of fundraisers at the hospice who are happy to help you and support your fundraising ideas.  Please respect the efforts we put into making this event possible every year by only raising money for North Devon Hospice. Download a sponsor form here.

Events, news and updates
Keep up with event updates, training runs and news via the North Devon Hospice Facebook and Twitter pages. Post event, photos and news reports will be added to this webpage for you to access (

Event T-shirts
Buy the 2017 technical T-shirt when you register! Remember, we don't sell these on the day, only the odd one or two that we might have spare. Please note the sizes come up a little snug, so if in doubt go up a size.

Route maps

Half Marathon map
Second Half Map (making it the full marathon)

Can we help?

Kate Kilburn

Kate Kilburn

Community & Events Fundraiser

01271 347213



North Devon Marathon 1st half map Download pdf 2430kb North Devon Marathon 2nd half map Download pdf 1693kb North Devon Marathon sponsorship form 2017 Download pdf 380kb