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The Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon 2017


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Thanks to Simon Ellery for the great photo!

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The fourth Jewson Barnstaple Marathon is happening on 24th September 2017 at 9am Marathon and 10am Half Marathon.

Following the success of the 2016 event, we are delighted to announce that the Jewson Barnstaple Marathon will be returning for a fourth year. We have made several changes to the race for 2017 to offer a better, more well supported experience for all runners. The Marathon will now start at 9am and do the Chivenor half of the race first, before joining the half marathoners (who start at 10am) on the Fremington side. This means that the marathon runners will have more support in the second half.

Frequent water stops on route, well marshalled course. Predominatly off road on a flat, tarmac wide footpath. There is one strecth on the road which is mainly pavement. Where there is no pavement, cones will be placed on the road and runners will have a safe running channel.

For a description of the route and a map, click here

The Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half marathon has rapidly established itslef as one of the south west's premier running events.With a flat, fast course, a large (but not too large!) field and loads of support; it is a perfect marathon for first timers and experienced runners alike.  

We have become known for the quality of our marshals and volunteers and you will realise why; they are loud and very enthusiastic! 

For 2017, we will have Pace runners for the Half Marathon and the Marathon, times to be confirmed. Additionally we will have our very own NDRR Running Angels, who will be on hand to assist you in the latter stages of the race. They will have everything you need to get you to the end and will run wth you, cheer you and generally chivvy you along!

The Jewson Barnstaple Marathon is a family friendly event, with loads of activities for kids and partners whilst waiting for the race to finish. We have bouncy castles, face painting, children's entertainment, a bar, loads of food stalls and other stalls including activity stalls. It is a perfect family day out! But don't just take our word for it that, check out our reviews on Facebook or at Runners World

Entry Rules:

Once you have entered, there are no refunds. No exceptions.

You can defer from the full marathon only, deferments close on 1st Sept 2017. You can only defer once, so if you have defered from 2016, you cannot defer to again.

You can transfer from the full to the half, transfers close on the 1st Sept 2017

You can transfer from the half to the full, transfers close on the 1st Sept 2017.

You cannot swap your place with someone else, i.e. no name changes.

It is your responsibility to get your entry details correct; if you make a mistake you need to change it. Please be careful when entering your date of birth. If you end up in the wrong age category because you have entered it incorrectly, we will not adjust it.



Join Children's Hospice South West team 

We are delighted to announce CHSW are one of the beneficiary charities for the Jewson Barnstaple Marathon 2017. This is an amazing opportunity for us both to fundraise and to raise awareness of our wonderful charity.

As one of our amazing supporters we would like to offer you a chance to run for us and join our Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half marathon  running team by offering you a free place in the 2017 event and help us make Barnstaple a sea of green. If you would like to join the team and help support our good cause then please contact Emma Perry.


 We will then be able to register you for the run securing your place and send you a fundraising pack and sponsor forms to help get you started, and one of our lovely CHSW running vests if required!


At Children’s Hospice South West we help families create treasure chest of memories that will mean so much in the difficult times to come. That is why the days spent at any one of our three hospices are so precious to our families with life-limited children. The focus of our care is on fun, joy and laughter; allowing families to spend quality time without the burden of caring.

If you would like to support Children’s Hospice South West please contact Emma Perry on 01271 325 270 or email emma.perry@chsw.org.uk

Thank you for your support







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