Park Runs in South Devon

If you’re looking for a new challenge this year, why not take part in a Park Run?  

'What exactly are Park Runs?', you might ask? Originating in the UK, Park Runs are free, weekly and timed 5-kilometer runs organised by local volunteers, designed to encourage people of all ages and fitness levels to come together and enjoy the benefits of outdoor exercise. Perhaps we’re biased but we think that South Devon happens to be home to some of the most picturesque Park Run courses in the country!  

Here's why Park Runs in South Devon should be on every runner's bucket list: 

Scenic Routes: South Devon boasts an abundance of natural beauty and the Park Run courses here make full use of it. Whether you're running through the serene paths of Central Park, along the sandy shores of Exmouth, or amidst the lush greenery of the Sharpham Estate, each Park Run route offers its own distinct charm and breathtaking vistas. 

Community Spirit: One of the most wonderful aspects of Park Runs is the sense of community they foster. In South Devon, you'll find yourself surrounded by fellow runners, walkers and volunteers, all united by a shared love for fitness and the great outdoors. Whether you're a seasoned runner striving for a personal best or a beginner taking your first steps towards a healthier lifestyle, you'll be welcomed with open arms and encouragement at every turn. 

Family-Friendly Atmosphere: Park Runs in South Devon are not just for adults; they're for the whole family. Many Park Runs in the region welcome children and even dogs, making them the perfect weekend activity for families looking to spend quality time together in nature. With designated play areas, cafes, and picnic spots nearby in a number of Park Run locations, you can make a day out of your Park Run experience and create lasting memories with your loved ones. 

Below is a list of places in South Devon where you can take part in a Park Run:  


  • Central Park, Plymouth 

  • Mount Edgecumbe, Plymouth 

  • Plymvalley, Plymbridge Woods 

West Devon

South Hams:  

English Riviera/Torbay



  • Cranbrook Country Park, Cranbrook 

  • Exeter Riverside, Exeter Quay 

East Devon

Mid Devon:  

So, whether you're a local resident or a visitor to South Devon, why not lace up your running shoes, embrace the fresh sea breeze or countryside allure and embark on a journey of health and adventure.  

Join the movement, embrace the spirit of camaraderie, and experience the magic of Park Runs in South Devon – you'll be glad you did. See you at the starting line!  

If you don’t fancy taking part in an organised run, why not plan your own? Head to our walking page to find our perfect location in South Devon.  

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