Half Marathon
Sat 11 May 2024 Exmoor, Devon, UK

Endurancelife | Exmoor | Half Marathon

This trail half showcases the stunning location of Exmoor and its abundance of natural beauty, breathtaking scenery and unlimited potential to inspire. It is truly trail running territory at its best.

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  • Sat 11 May 2024
Martinhoe, Exmoor

Half Marathon



Age 16 & over

  • 13.5 miles trail running + 2822 ft ascent


This truly is trail running territory at its best.

Britain boasts one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world and this event showcases the stunning location of Exmoor with its abundance of natural beauty, breathtaking scenery and unlimited potential to inspire.

The Exmoor courses encompass stiff climbs and long descents, open moorland, thickly wooded combes (valleys), historical ruins, dizzying cliffs, exquisitely beautiful rivers and a stretch of coastline that is unsurpassed.

This event is confident that there is no course in Britain that offers such a variety of terrain within such a compact area. The Exmoor course is widely regarded as the toughest course in the series and is definitely a gruelling test of endurance for even the very hardiest trail and fell runners.


  • Trail running at its best
  • Spectacular coastal routes
  • Stiff climbs and long descents
  • Open moorland and thickly wooded valleys
  • Historical ruins and dizzying cliffs
  • Toughest course in its series
  • Grueling test of endurance
  • Well-stocked feed stations
  • Generous cut-off times

It's all about the journey. Never give up.

This event is part of Endurancelife | Exmoor.

Event video

  • All fitness levels
  • Dogs allowed
  • Event village
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

You are advised to arrive no later than 30 mins before your start time.



  • 07:30 | Event site opens
  • 08:20 | Briefing Ultra & Marathon
  • 08:30 | Start Ultra & Marathon
  • 09:20 | Briefing Half Marathon
  • 09:30 | Mass start Half Marathon
  • 10:20 | Briefing 10K
  • 10:30 | Mass start 10K
  • 18:00 | Food served from 6pm at the Hunters Inn, Trentishoe
  • 20:00 | The Endurancelife team will be at the Hunters Inn from 8pm


  • 10:00 | Informal Sunday Swim at Lee Bay (Lee Abbey).

Come on, you know you want to! What better way to compliment the previous day's tough trail run and start the recovery process. Join the group for an open water swim. Assemble in this car park and walk down to the beach together. (NB - this is a friendly and informal gathering and you enter the water at your own risk).

Kit lists

Mandatory and recommended kit lists are readily available in the participant's manual for you.


Running with quiet and well behaved dogs is permitted so long as you are able to keep them on a lead and under control at all times. Running with a dog will preclude you from winners’ prizes.

  • Bag storage
  • Cafe
  • Camping
  • Paid parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets

Event HQ

EX31 4QT


Berry's Ground Lane Campsite

Why not make a weekend of it and stay at Berry's Ground Lane Campsite?

With tent, campervan/motorhome and caravan pitches available within walking distance of the Event Base and the post-event gathering, it's the perfect base for the weekend! The campsite offers spectacular views overlooking the coast (including the routes), composting toilets, and even fire pits with logs. There is limited availability and is usually a sell-out feature.

Bag storage

There is a bag drop area at this event for your personal kit. Please ensure that any bag is under 30 litres in size, waterproof and clearly labelled with your name.


The Endurancelife cafe will be running throughout the day serving hot and cold drinks, porridge and pasta pots, bananas and other snacks.


Spectators are greatly encouraged and can be a big boost to all those taking part.

Recommended spectator spots are listed and have been chosen due to their ease of access and parking:

  • Event Base (Start & Finish) | EX31 4QT | All courses
  • Valley of the Rocks | EX35 6JH | Ultra & Marathon
  • Lynmouth | EX35 6EQ | Ultra & Marathon
  • Holdstone Down | EX34 0PF | Ultra, Marathon & Half
  • Hunter’s Inn | EX31 4PY | All courses


£3 all day.

Parking must be purchased online at least 48hrs prior to event day. Unfortunately cash can not be accepted on the day.

By rail

Barnstaple Train Station.

By bus

Barnstaple Coach Station.

By air

Exeter Airport.

  • Check points
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The routes are fully waymarked and no other navigation aids are needed.


Water & nutrition

Water Stations will be positioned strategically along the course approximately every 6 miles providing water and basic nutrition supplies.

All supplies are vegan friendly and will typically be: GU Energy gels, Luchos Dillitos Energy Blocks, GU Energy Electrolyte Capsules, jelly sweets, bananas, oranges, biscuits and crisps.

NB You should carry your own nutrition for the event; H2O station supplies should be used to complement your own nutrition.


The following applies to all forms of headphone including bone conduction. It also applies to both ears! Headphones are permitted on most sections of the route. Headphones must be removed when: a) you come across any β€˜caution’ sign, b) you run across or alongside any road, or c) you see a marshal. Failure to remove headphones will result in time penalties.

  • Medal


There will be two prize giving ceremonies held throughout the afternoon. These will be for the overall top performers in each class.

  • All classes, both female and male: Overall 1, 2, 3
  • Prizes from Montane, Luchos Dillitos, UltraRunner Magazine, 2XU & GU Energy
  • Age categories: U20, Open, V45, V50, V55, V60, V65, V70
  • Lots of great spot prizes!

  • Age 16 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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Entry fees

Entry fee


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