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North Devon Marathon, Half Marathon & 10k

North Devon Marathon

At a glance

The toughest and most beautiful race in the UK


30th June 2024


The Green, Esplanade, Woolacombe, EX34 7DJ

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Runners looking for their next challenge





The results from the 2024 North Devon Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k races can be found here.



Are you ready to take on the UK's toughest and most beautiful marathon? Whether you are looking for your next running challenge or wanting to push yourself to try something totally new, the North Devon Marathon and Half Marathon is back and better than ever for its 16th year in 2025.

Each year, places in the North Devon Marathon and Half Marathon sell out in advance, with runners coming back each year to get a PB in this special race. The stunning route stretches across the South West Coast Path and the North Devon Coast Natural Landscape. This multi-terrain race certainly lives up to its reputation of being as beautiful as it is tough.

Race-day atmosphere is like no other. Imagine arriving to race HQ in the idyllic surfing village of Woolacombe. It's a gorgeous sunny day as you line up at the start with hundreds of other runners and supporters, ready to take in beautiful coastal views and tackle an amazing challenge to make a real difference to the lives of local people. It’s also the only marathon where you’re treated to a delicious Devon cream tea at the finish line!

Sign up to the North Devon Marathon and Half Marathon today and make 2024 your year and take on this amazing challenge. Registering with Eventbrite is fast and safe, and you'll receive regular fundraising tips and support from the Fundraising Team right up until race day. Your registration fee makes it possible for us to stage this awesome event and your generous sponsorship is vital. You can ensure that hospice nurses are there to help families facing an incurable illness, every step of the way. When you fundraise for North Devon Hospice, you're making sure that no one in North Devon faces their symptoms and fears alone.


Important Race Information 



In our efforts to reduce waste, we will not have disposable cups at water stations. This simply means that if you are not carrying a water bottle etc, you will need to bring some form of cup.

Thank you so much for your support in making this event as waste-free as possible.


Fundraising button

This is a serious challenge so please do take the opportunity to raise vital funds for North Devon Hospice care. It's easy to set up a Justgiving page and gain sponsorship. 

Please respect the efforts we put into making this event possible every year by only raising money for North Devon Hospice.


If you have a personal reason for running the North Devon Marathon or Half Marathon, and you aim to raise over £500 for North Devon Hospice, then you could apply for one of our Gold Bond Places - this entitles you to a free place, a personalised race t-shirt in the race and support from our team with your fundraising efforts. To find out more about applying for a Gold Bond Place, please get in touch by emailing (Please email and wait to hear from us - do not sign up online)



Buy the bespoke 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 so it's best to purchase these at registration to avoid disappointment. 

AONB Marathon T-shirts 

Please note: if you are training on the route then please don't run on private farmland or approach landowners regarding running over their land. Please use alternative footpaths and lanes instead. Thank you.

Half marathon and 10km map

Second Half Map (for those running the full marathon)



This event would not be possible without Race Director, Simon Oliver. Simon founded the event to raise money for North Devon Hospice. An inspirational Race Director and fundraiser, Simon has grown the event from year one and now raises over £30,000 for North Devon Hospice each year.

Thank you to all our sponsors who are essential for this race to prosper:



Can we help?

Lisa Mackenzie

Events Manager

01271 347231