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North Devon AONB Marathon & Half Marathon

North Devon Marathon

At a glance

The toughest and most beautiful race in the UK


25th June 2023


The Green, Esplanade, Woolacombe, EX34 7DJ

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Runners looking for their next challenge



Congrats to all who completed the North Devon AONB Marathon. Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages for coverage of the event, and you can find race results here

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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 AONB Marathon and Half Marathon is back and better than ever for its 15th year in 2024.

Each year, places in the North Devon AONB 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 Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (where the race gets its name). 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 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 AONB 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.

Thanks to Lyon Outdoors we have subsidised Hydrapak Speedcups available to buy at registration. These are small enough to fold up and put in your pocket. You can buy this when you register for just £1.00.

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. 


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)


Last year's event

The 2022 North Devon AONB Marathon & Half Marathon was a great day. Thank you all who supported.

View the full results here 



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.


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Can we help?

Lisa Mackenzie

Events Manager

01271 347231