ARC Race Permit number: 19/105


Charity fundraiser:  All profits raised will be split between the following Clyst Hydon charities and organisations:

  • Clyst Hydon School Association, raising money for our small, rural primary school based in Clyst Hydon village.   Charity No. 1102865.

  • Clyst Hydon Cricket Club.  The village cricket club is a voluntary organisation that relies on fundraising for projects to improve the grounds and facilities.  

  • Clyst Hydon Swimming Club.  Charity No. 5801362.  The village pool had its centenary in 2013 and relies on modest membership fees and charity fundraising to cover annual maintenance and water bills!  Open from end May-early Sept each year, this picturesque 25m (approx.) pool with its slide attracts families from afar during hot days and a hardy few during colder days.

  • Clyst Hydon Village Hall.  Charity No. 263576.  Clyst Hydon Village Hall is a community based hall, financed entirely by the fundraising of the small number of Trustees.  A variety of events are run by the Trustees throughout the year ranging from themed food nights to live entertainment - the Hub of the Village.  


Thank you to......  

our sponsors for 2019 - please see our 'sponsors page' for further information.

  • the local landowners whose permission is needed to use their land for the 2km race and for parking.

  • The Five Bells Inn for allowing us to use their carpark.

  • Killerton Estate (National Trust) for allowing us to incorporate their land into the 10km race.

  • Roger Saunders and Honiton Running Club for helping us to set up and run this event, and for the loan of equipment.

  • everyone who is helping out before/on the day!



Entries for the 10km are limited to the first 150 received.  In 2018 there were multiple local  running events on the same date, but we anticipate that this year we will be fully subscribed for the 10km.  

No limit to the numbers for the 2km race, so all entering on the day can run.

Entry fees:  

10k: £12 affiliated, £14 unaffiliated runners. (Affiliated = runners who are current members of Clubs affiliated either to ARC or UK Athletics).  (£2 extra for all 10k 'on the day' entries).

2k:  £3.  (£1 extra if on the day)


Race numbers:  

To be collected from the registration desks on the morning of the event.  Pre-entrants for the 10k should collect their number by 9.45am.  After this time, the event organisers reserve the right to reallocate their entry to any 'on the day' entrants waiting for a space.


10k: awarded to all finishers.  Runners who entered by 15th April have the option of specifying and reserving their preferred size (unisex) of t-shirt.  These runners will be able to collect their requested t-shirt at the end of the race.  Runners who entered after this date will take 'pot luck' as to what sizes are left when they finish!

2k: are available to purchase as an optional extra, if pre-ordered by 15th April.  T-shirts to be collected on the day from the registration desk - before or after the 2k run.  Draft design can be viewed here.  £6 for child sizes, £7 for adult sizes.


  • Trophy for Best Primary School in the 2km (first three finishers in each school to count).

  • Prizes for 10k and 2k races – 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female in both races.

  • 10k: 1st place F35-44, F45-54, F55+ and 1st place M40-49, M50-59, M60+

  • 2k: Certificates for 1st place M/F in age categories U5,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 12-13 and 14-16

  • (10k and 2k age prizes: exclude those placed 1st-3rd M/F)

Parking: If the weather is dry, we hope to be able to park in a nearby field.  If fields are wet parking will be limited, so please car share if possible.  Signposts will be out and marshals will direct you to parking areas.  Thank you to the Five Bells Inn for allowing us to use their car park.

Refreshments: Tea, coffee, squash, fruit and cakes will be available (donations please).  

Race HQ at Clyst Hydon village hall:  Toilets.  Space to leave bags.  On the day entries for 2km and 10km races.  Race number collection (& safety pins) for all entries.  10km route map  (although the route will be clearly marked and marshals in position at key points). 

Water stations: A water station will be on the 10km route at 5.5kms (approx). Water will also be available at the village hall (end of the 10km run) for all runners (10km and 2km). 


10km (approx.) multi-terrain run:  

10am start.  Runners must be at least 15 years of age.  No dogs please.  Runners are advised not to run with headphones and must follow the instructions of marshals, for example at road crossings.  



The route is the same as it was in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

What to expect: at least one big puddle, some roads (more than 50% of the course is on roads, but mostly single track country lanes with grass growing in the middle!), some hills, some tracks through woods with roots and the odd small fallen tree, some mud, plenty of beautiful scenery, an enthusiastic group of school children to cheer you on towards the end of the course.  All welcome: experienced, fast runners and those wanting to run/walk the route.  Come and enjoy our route at your own pace.  Technical style t-shirts to all 10k finishers -  requested size can be guaranteed if entering by 15th April.   Prize giving anticipated to be no later than 12 noon.


2km off-road run: Approx. 10.10am start.  Open to runners of all ages.  Off road, so children can run with or without an adult.  Children to be accompanied by parents/carers on the short walk from the village hall (registration area) to the run start, and back again.   Medals to all finishers.  Prize giving should be no later than 11.45am.

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