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Take part in a run, walk or cycle

Could you challenge yourself to a sponsored run, walk or cycle this year?

Whether you’re starting from scratch and taking on a 5k, or you’re up for a 10k (or longer) run or cycle then we’ve a list of local events happening throughout Devon below.

You can take on the challenge, achieve something amazing and help to make a real difference to Deaf children and young people.  

If you know of a great local event not listed below, email us and let us know!

Exeter’s First Chance 10k – 24 February 2019

A fast, flat 10km route around Exeter Riverside Valley Park. Held in January, this is your best first chance at a 10k PB for the year! Register here, and don’t forget to get in touch so we can send you your New Deaf Academy fundraising pack!


Inflatable 5k, Exeter – 9 March 2019

Kick the new year off with a bounce! The Inflatable 5k is heading to Exeter’s Westpoint this spring. You can book your place here!


The Grizzly – 10 March 2019

Twenty-ish muddy, hilly, boggy, beachy miles of the hardest multi-terrain running experience you will find this side of the end of time! Not for the faint of heart, but if this sounds like the challenge for you sign up to the entry ballot here.


Run Exe 5k Series – Monthly series from 2 April – 10 September 2019

Think the Grizzly might be a bit outside your comfort zone? How about one of the Run Exe 5k series (or even all of them?!) – a great traffic-free and pancake-flat 5km run on footpaths and cycle tracks around Exwick Playing Fields and the River Exe Flood Relief. This event is suitable for people chasing PB’s along with novice runners. Find out more here.


Fast Friday 10k – 19 April 2019

Get your Easter holiday off to a flyer with another flat and traffic-free run around the River Exe area. And every finisher gets a medal! More info.


Exmouth Half Marathon, 28 April 2019 

Enjoy a superbly scenic multi-terrain half marathon starting and finishing on the beautiful Exmouth Seafront. Sign up here.


Dartmoor Demon Sportive, 4 May 2019

There’s no escaping the hills on the Dartmoor Demon Sportive, on any of the 88, 49 or 25 mile routes, nor is there any way to escape the stunning beauty of Dartmoor (and why would you want to!) Book your place here.


15,000 foot Skydive with Skydive Buzz, jumps on 19 May, 29 June and 14 September 2019

As one of the most exciting and unforgettable ways to raise money you’ll experience an exhilarating freefall from 10,000ft, combined with the peace and tranquility once your canopy opens and you float to the ground. If you raise over £395 you’ll skydive for free. Join us today!


Exmouth Triathlon, 19 May

Exmouth Triathlon (Junior & Senior) for all ages from 8+ is returns with a completely redesigned start/finish & transition area in front of the rugby club grandstand & new in/out for the bikes using the gate near the roundabout. If you sign up to raise money for the Deaf Academy, you’ll get your place for free! Find out more here.

Whichever event you decide to take on, please remember to contact the Deaf Academy and let us know, so that we can be sure to welcome you to our team and support you all the way.