South West Road Runners


Held under UKA rules. Licence No.2023-44526


Sunday 8th January 2023    

Start time: 10:30am


£17 Unaffiliated

£15 Affiliated (£1 from each entry will be donated to Devon Wildlife Trust)

Enter via SiEntries

Entry will  include a race memento 

RACE HQ Open from 8am

Race HQ is at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, a little downstream from Piazza Terracina (Haven Road, EX2 8DP), between the canal and the river. Facilities include Toilets; Changing rooms and Showers.

Public toilets are also located along the Quay

We will request that a face mask be worn inside the building and that participants use the hand sanitizer that will be provided


You will need to collect your race number on the day so please arrive at Race HQ in plenty of time. These will be available on the top floor in Training Rooms 1 and 2. The timing chips are on the back of your number so please do not remove, fold or puncture them.

Please pin your race number to the front of your running top, taking care to avoid the chips.

No chip = No time!


Personal headphones that prevent the runner from hearing instructions will not be permitted and could result in disqualification. Marshals on the course will be checking compliance with this rule.


  • The course is very flat and fast times are possible.
  • If weather conditions are cold and/or windy please bring adequate clothing to cater for all conditions.
  • Although the course is traffic-free, beware of pedestrians, cyclists and dogs.
  • Distances will be marked in kilometres by paint lines and distance boards.
  • The course is narrow so please line up at the start in a realistic position, allowing the quicker runners to start from the front.
  • Please run on the left leaving room for runners to overtake on your right. This is particularly important for runners taking over 50 minutes as you will be lapped by the race leaders.
  • A Water Station will be available on the course which runners will pass on two occasions
  • View a map of the 2023 course


Please consider cycling/walking/or public transport if possible

By car: From the A30, take the A377 Marsh Barton Exit and follow the signs for Exeter. This will take you along Alphington Road. After about a mile you will pass under a railway bridge. Turn right at the next set of lights (signposted “Haven Banks”) then take the next left. Race HQ will be signposted from this point

Car Parks include:

Cathedral & Quay, EX1 1DX – Entrance on Lower Coombe Street, off Western Way.  Lots of capacity, once parked walk down to the Quay and take the footbridge over the Exe to Race HQ.

Haven Banks Car Park, EX2 8DP – Entrance on Michael Browning Way.  Limited capacity, likely traffic congestion.

Haven Banks Retail Park, 22 Water Lane, EX2 8BY


We will allow you to pass your place on to another runner, as long as you inform us and we are given full details of the new runner.  Please tell us as soon as possible using the online swap system at


There will be labels available on the day to secure to your bag, please write your race number clearly on the label and attach it securely to your bag.

If you are able to label your bag in advance of coming to the race this will help to reduce waiting times.


Exeter Medical Services will be in attendance on the day 


As part of the clubs commitment towards promoting positive mental health, a Samaritans team will be in attendance on the day to offer advice and support


AR Sports Therapy will be available on Race Day providing post-race sports massage and injury consultation advice.

AR Sports Therapy is an injury clinic supporting you in your road to recovery, helping you to minimise time on the treatment table and maximise your performance.

It is said that the hardest part of a race is making it through your training and getting to the start line. Therefore, AR Sports Therapy are also offering all racers a discount on pre-race appointments to sort any niggles or injuries you may have, and also post-race follow up appointments to enhance your recovery.

Get in contact with AR Sports Therapy and mention First Chance 10K for more details:


Will be provided by Charles Whitton Sports Photography

Check them out at:

Event photographs will be accessed via:


In accordance with UKA rules, all prizes will be awarded on gun time.

  • 1st Male & Female: Trophy
  • 2nd Male & Female: Trophy
  • 3rd Male & Female: Trophy
  • Recognition will also be given for various age categories.


We will ensure that all the cups at the water station are paper compostable and encourage all participants to use their own water bottles.

We will also be encouraging all participants to recycle their race numbers and chips at the end of the race

We would also ask you to please consider cycling/walking/or public transport if possible

  • Please check the club website on the eve of the race for any important last- minute announcements.
  • Please look out for updates on the race via Facebook and Instagram