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The Bishop Fleming Great West Run

25 May 2025

The Event

Pre-race information

YOUR RACE PACK

Race packs will be sent out in the weeks leading up to race day. This will include your:

Race Number:

  • This will have your timing chip attached.
  • You MUST attach your race number to your FRONT with 4 safety pins.
  • It should be clearly visible to marshals and the medical team.
  • Please fill in your personal details on the reverse of the number.

Baggage Label:

  • This is attached to your race number.
  • If you want to drop off 1 small bag at the Race Village, please attach the label to your bag BEFORE you drop it off.

Race Instructions

  • Take some time to read the race instructions prior to the day, this can significantly reduce pre-race stress!

TRAVEL INFO & PARKING

There is no official race car park and there will be no parking available at Exeter Arena – if you have to drive to the event we advise using pay and display car parks in the city centre and purchasing a shuttle bus ticket when you sign up. More information can be found here.

TRAINING FOR THE EVENT

Through our training partners at Coopah, we also have the opportunity for runners to receive a personalised training plan. Coming soon…

In partnership with Exeter Sport, we have developed a range of useful training plans for beginner, intermediate and advanced runners. To use in their pursuit of a Great West Run race medal. These are available free for all runners.

ELITE ENTRIES

Elite entry applications are now open. The qualifying times for an elite place are 70 minutes for men and 80 minutes for women. If you qualify for one of our elite places please contact us via email before you sign up with details of where/when you achieved the qualifying time within the last 12 months.

Runners meeting the elite criteria will receive free entry into the Great West Run.

All entry requests should be made via email to info@thegreatwestrun.co.uk

raceday information

 

2025 EVENT DATE

Sunday, 25th May 2025.

RACE DAY TIMETABLE

  • 07:00: First Shuttle Bus to Event Village

  • 07:30: Village Opens

  • 07:45 Last Shuttle Bus to Event Village

  • 08:30: Start pens open

  • 09:00: 2025 Great West Run half marathon

  • 09:20: The Moki Community Mile

  • 09:40: Great West Run 10K

  • 10:05 Onwards: Race Finish

  • 12:30**: Course Closures

THE ROUTE

  • The route is fully signed and marshalled – please follow marshal instruction.

  • Aid stations are along the route with water, toilets and medical support.

  • Participants will be asked to move onto the pavement if they fall behind the road re-opening schedule – on sections where there is no pedestrian footpath, participants will be re-routed.

  • Everyone will be greeted at the finish with their medal and other rewards.

POST-race information

PHOTOS & RESULTS

Photos and results will be available on our website as soon as possible after the race.

PRESENTATIONS & PRIZES

  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place men & women will be awarded post race.

  • In accordance with UK Athletics Rules ALL PRIZES will be awarded based on Gun Finish Time.