Being active in Plymouth can be far more creative than a walk along the Hoe, and you don’t have to look too hard to find them. From half marathons to Nordic walking via a park run… there is something for everyone. We have done the hard work so you don’t have to – all you need to do is put on your (running!) shoes… and go!
This is a gentle active alternative to running for anyone wishing to improve or maintain fitness. No need to buy any fancy equipment – arms and walking shoes or trainers are just fine.
Regular events are held at Otterton and National Trust venues and there is always coffee at the end.
Plym Valley Park Run
It’s just you and 5k against the clock – along with whoever else is taking part! Park Run is a national event, with park-based runs all around the country on a Saturday morning. The event nearest to Plymouth is a really friendly, starts at 9am and coffee is available after.
You need to register the first time, but no need to do so for any other weeks that you run, just remember your barcode.
Plymouth’s Half Marathon
17 April 2016
This a popular traffic-free road race, which takes participants on a comprehensive tour of Plymouth. From the iconic Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake is famed for playing bowls, the route takes in some spectacular coastal views, harbour and the beautiful National Trust grounds of Saltram Park.
Plymouth Race for life
19 June June 2016
The Cancer Research Race for Life is a popular charity event because 5k is an achievable distance for anyone to run. The Plymouth event is very well supported and the sister fun run event is popular with families. It is a great starter event for anyone looking to be more active in their daily life and the C25K means the distance is more than achievable if you allow a couple of months to train.
Plymouth 10k road race
9 October 2016
Places are reserved to 3,000 so register quick if you want to take part! This is a great value race for active runners to take part in if you are looking to run further than Race for Life, or a Park Run or if you are marathon training. £24 to enter and this includes all card and admin fees.