Same great run... with lots more fun!

A heart felt cheer for everyone that ran on Sunday 19 March, you looked amazing! We hope you had great fun. if you would like your race times click here 

Click here to see pictures 10k 80s retro run photos taken by the amazing Spencer Cobby!

Pictures from the Age UK Exeter 10k 80s Retro Run!

More pictures will soon be available on flickr - check back later!

Celebrating 30 years in Exeter

In 2017 we celebrate 30 years of delivering life changing services to older people in Exeter. As part of our celebrations we've decided to turn back the clock to 1987. The 2017 event will be a 1980s Retro Run! 

Once again Age UK Exeter brings you the only 10k run to start in Exeter City Centre. The route takes runners up the High Street, onto Sidwell Street where runners will turn back and then continue to Paris Street, Western Way and on to the Exeter Quayside. From here it's a beautiful and flat stretch along rivers and canals finishing at the Piazza Terracina. This race will suit regular runners and beginners due to the relatively flat terrain. This race is raising funds for local charity Age UK Exeter. All monies raised support older people across Exeter.


Get started

You can start fundraising online right now - click here to go to our event page on Virgin Money Giving

Every year Age UK Exeter helps and supports over 5,000 older people and their families in the city. We help people living with dementia, people who are lonely and isolated and people who have no one to turn to. While we appreciate it's not always easy to raise sponsorship, we hope you understand that the money raised at this event is essential if we are to continue to support our most vulnerable older people. The people we support could be your neighbour, your parent, your partner or even you.

Please help us by raising sponsorship or making a donation.

Download the sponsorship form by clicking the link below. 

80s Retro Run 2017 sponsorship form


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Age UK Exeter 10k Retro Run 2017 - sponsor logos

Links to Sponsors

Would your business like to sponsor this event?

To find out more please contact Jacqui Cornish, tel: 01392 202092 or via email:


Thank you to those who supported our 2016 run!

Age UK Exeter 10k Race 2016

A huge thank you to all those who helped make our 2016 10K Race such a great event... 

Age UK Exeter 10k Race 2016

  • Runners ... You are brilliant ...We are in awe of you!
  • Special thanks to our 80 + volunteers and helpers ... We simply could not do this without you!
  • Our fantastic Race Director Pete Ferlie of Exeter City FC
  • John Caswell of Instep Devon - our Chief Marshal
  • Lead Sponsor Clear Property who not only supported the event financially but also provided brilliant compere services on race day
  • Ray Wright, Race Starter
  • John Kavanagh on lead bike, Paul Barter our tail runner, Bardon our 'sweeper'
  • Martin and the team from MET Medical Services
  • Full on Sport
  • Fit Panda and Exeter Sports Academy
  • CI Sports Therapy
  • Stephens Scown (lovely cakes guys)
  • Our sponsors (see below)

If we have missed any one we apologise - we thank you from the bottom of our hearts! 

Event Cancellation Policy

Event Cancellation (or Postponement): From time to time with organising running events, things can happen that mean we are unable to use the proposed race route. They can happen at the last minute, for example   extreme weather, an incident, or obstacles on the route. 

Should there be an issue with the race route in the lead up to the event or on the day this is what we will do (in priority order):

  1. Seek to re-route the course  this would result in the race distance possibly not being as advertised.
  2. Cancel the race.

We are unable to provide refunds after we have committed to putting on an event. An event can result in significant amounts of money and time being invested into its planning – costs will include hiring equipment and paying staff and contractors – these costs are covered by your entry fee. If the event is cancelled then we will still have incurred these costs and as a result we are not able to provide refunds. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel, it will not be possible to carry entries over to the following year because the entry fees are needed to cover the event overheads.

We would never cancel an event unless it was absolutely necessary. However, we will always put the safety of event participants and the general public first.

Donate now

Donate now

You can make a difference today by making a donation to help us meet the needs of older people locally. To donate now via our online giving form, please click the 'Donate Now' button. Thank you.

Making a difference locally

Donating money to Age UK Exeter means you are directly supporting our services for older people in Exeter. Age UK is a national charity and separate from us; if you donate to Age UK then the money is used nationally.

Please visit our Getting involved page to read our Fundraising Charter.

Age Positive: rather than talk about ‘the elderly’, ‘pensioners’ or ‘OAPs’, which can be excluding or have negative connotations, we use the term ‘older people’. Age UK Exeter is committed to helping people love later life.

Further information