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North Devon AONB Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K

North Devon Marathon

At a glance

The toughest and most beautiful race in the UK


10k Just launched!! 26th June 2022


Woolacombe, North Devon

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Runners looking for their next challenge


£20 - 10k; £37 - Half & Full Marathon



Exciting news - We have just launched a 10k race! Register now for just £20! 

2022 will be the 13th North Devon AONB Marathon and Half Marathon. Each year the event sells out in advance, with runners coming back each year for this special event. 

The stunning multi-terrain route lives up to its reputation of being as beautiful as it is tough. Race HQ is in the idyllic surfing village of Woolacombe on Devon's north coast, right in the middle of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (where the race gets its 'AONB' name from).

It's an incredibly friendly race, with volunteers on the course and in the race village cheering you on throughout the challenge.

The event is Plastic Free - we don't have any cups on the route and ask you to bring your own or buy your reusable cup when you sign up. 

Simon Oliver 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. This is vital income to ensure that nurses are there to help families who are facing an incurable illness. Please do sign up today to ensure that no person has to face their symptoms and fears alone. 

Make 2022 your year and take on the challenge.  




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.



In 2020 & 21 we successfully ran a socially distanced event following UK Athletics guidance. We will follow the same guidance in 2022.

If the event needs to be cancelled due to Covid-19 (implementation of local or national lockdown rules, for example) places will be deferred to the following year so no one loses their registration fee and we will run a virtual event - so you can still run your marathon and get the North Devon Marathon medal. 

We run the event under Fell Running Association rules. For more details, please check the FAQ section at the bottom of the page.


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 map

Second Half Map (making it the full marathon)

10k Map




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





 Photo Fit Sports Event Photography photographed the 2020 event and images are available to buy from their website. Images are searchable by race number.

View the 2021 photos here







Can we help?

Kate Kilburn

Events Manager

01271 347231