Sun 24 Sep 2023 Exeter, Devon, UK Entries closed

The Salmon Run | 5K

A community 5K for all ages and abilities at your own pace. The start time is approx. 10.30am depending on the arrival of salmon from Exmouth. Costumes and salmon references welcome!

  • Sun 24 Sep 2023
  • Entries closed
Salmon Pool, Exeter > Exwick, Exeter




All ages

  • 5 km multi terrain running


The Salmon Run celebrates the epic journey of the salmon, it’s struggle to reach it’s destination and to survive in a changing climate.

Following the success of last year’s Salmon Run, the event is partnering with Exmouth CIC Tidelines again to bring you 3 runs in one day - a run for all abilities.

Salmon Run

If the salmon are good and healthy, the whole catchment is good and healthy, including all the other wildlife and the population that live in the catchment. The salmon is a proxy for everything. (Edwin Third, Dee River)


  • Unique, nature-inspired running events
  • Follow the migratory route of the salmon
  • Distances for runners of all abilities
  • Not races - go at your own pace
  • A day of education, learning and inspiration
  • Relay teams pass Samantha the Salmon baton!
  • Fancy dress welcome too

This event is part of The Salmon Run.

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Event village
  • Families
  • Newcomers

  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Toilets
  • Urban

Event HQ

Salmon Pool
Salmonpool Lane


For Ultra runners and Stage 1 relay runners:

Parking is available close to the marina at Exmouth marina car park EX8 1ET and Pier Head car park Victoria Rd, Exmouth EX8 1ER in Exmouth.

For Exeter-based runners:

You are advised to use the parking spaces available at Water Lane behind the Quay Climbing Centre.

  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Point to point
  • Undulating
  • Water stations
  • Way markers

The Salmon Run Exeter 5K will start at Salmon Pool and finish at Exwick. Costumes and salmon references welcome! There will be an invocation to the salmon at Salmon Pool where you can also find out more about the River Exe Atlantic Salmon. Come and support the salmon!

Salmon Run route map


  • Bring your own cup
  • Plastic bottle free
  • Plastic-free event
  • Public transport links
  • Sustainability policy

  • All ages
  • Enter on day
  • Enter online

Ages 12 and over may run without an accompanying adult.

Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult throughout the run. Please note the route is not suitable for pushchairs, prams or other wheels.

Families with younger children may go at their own pace to complete the 5K.

It is recommended that you enter online beforehand although on-the-day entries should be available.

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