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10k 80s Retro Run - 17 June 2018

Published on 22 March 2018 12:00 AM

Over £15,000 raised for Age UK Exeter's vital services

Thanks to everyone who took part.

Over 500 people met on Exeter Quay to run Age UK Exeter's biggest event of the year. Over £15,000 was raised which will go directly towards supporting older people and will help us tackle isolation and loneliness in Exeter.

We had over 40 volunteers helping at the event – thank you – to everyone who helped out.


Huge thanks also to our Sponsors:

Pi Society, GX Accounts, The Exeter, Bam Nutall, Colleton Chambers, Good Full Stop, Buy with Confidence, Heavitree Osteopaths, Active Devon 

The morning’s Warm-up was kindly provided by Katie of Good Vibes

Instep - local running network - providing many of the volunteer marshals.

Exeter City Football in the Community who provided our Race director for the day. Once again Pete Ferlie has done a great job making sure the run goes smoothly

John Kavanagh and Paul Barter the front ride and tail runner. 

MET First Aid Services 

Haven Banks 


And all the teams and Running Clubs who came along:

• 26.2 Road Runners Club
• Almost Athletes
• Axe Valley Runners
• Axe Valley Runners
• Bristol & West AC
• Bude Rats
• CHERCalicious
• Crediton Running Network
• Crosse and Crosse
• Dawlish Coasters
• Good Vibes at Exeter Sports Academy
• Exeter Tri Club
• Exeter College Running Club
• Exeter Harriers
• Exeter road runners
• Exeter Tri Club
• Exmouth Harriers
• Fit 2 Run
• Footy fitness
• Greenbow Running Club
• Handy Cross Runners
• Heavitree Running Group
• Helens Tri Hards
• Honiton Running Club
• Launceston Road Runners
• Maverick Runners
• Mile High Penryn
• Minster Milers
• North Devon Road Runners
• Okehampton Running Club
• Plymouth Harriers
• Plymouth Musketeers RC
• Plymouth Storm
• quay 2 fitness
• Riviera Racers
• Running forever RC
• Sidmouth Running Club
• South West Road Runners
• Southville Running Club
• Storm Plymouth
• Taunton Running Club
• Taunton School
• Tavistock AC
• Teignbridge Trotters
• Tiverton Harriers
• Torbay Athletics Club
• Torbay Tri
• UK Run Chat Exeter
• Vegan Runners
• Women on the run




The Age UK Exeter 10K Retro Run will START and FINISH on Exeter Quay. Runners will gather and warm up on Piazza Terracina before moving to the start line. The run will take in Riverside Valley park, Double Locks pathway, Bridge Road, Mill Road and Mill Lane, Northbrook Golf Course and the beautiful woodland leading to Salmon Pool Lane Bridge, Duckes Marsh, Belle Isle Park and Exeter Quay. Click HERE for a fully interactive version of the route (we're so clever!). It really is a beautiful route.


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.

How to set up a fundraising page

Getting sponsorship for your fundraising activites has never been easier thanks to the likes of Virgin Money Giving and Just Giving. These websites let you set up your own fundraising page that you can direct your supporters to so they can easily sponsor you with just a few clicks of a mouse or a few taps of a screen.

To help you set up an online fundraising page simply follow the instructions below or if you would prefer to download a sponsor form please click here.

Virgin Money Giving

  1. Go to the top-right corner click on ‘SIGN IN’ and then 'Register'
  2. Fill in all the boxes marked with an * and click 'Next'
  3. Fill in your date of birth, create a password, confirm your password and click on 'Next'
  4. Under 'My account' click on ‘Create a new fundraising page’
  5. Select ‘Personal challenge’ and either choose a challenge from the options or select ‘other’ and enter details of your challenge in the box provided. 
  6. Enter the location and date the challenge will be completed.
  7. From the drop-down box select the period you want sponsorship money to be collected after the challenege has finished and specify whether you are fundraising on your own or with others and click ‘Next’
  8. Enter "Age UK Exeter" in the search box and click ‘search’. Select Age UK Exeter from the list of results.
  9. Enter the amount you intend to raise, specify that Age UK Exeter is not contributing to the cost and click ‘Next’.
  10. The next page specifies your unique web address for your fundraising page which you can share with your supporters. Simply click ‘next’ and then click on ‘Create my page’.
  11. Congratualtions! You have now created a fundraising page.

     Just Giving

  1. Go to
  2. In the top-right corner click on ‘Sign Up’
  3. Fill in all the boxes and click 'Sign Up'
  4. On the next page click on 'Start Fundraising' and then under 'A charity' click on 'Start Fundraising'.
  5. Fill in your Post Code, select your address and click on 'Continue'
  6. Enter 'Age UK Exeter' in the search box and click ‘Search’. Select Age UK Exeter from the list of results.
  7. Select the type of event you doing.
  8. Fill in details of your event.
  9. Congratualtions! You have now created a fundraising page.

Would your business like to sponsor this event?

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

Click here to download a sponsor pack.

Thank you to the wonderful sponsors that are supporting us in 2018! Click on their logos to find out more about them.

BAM Nuttall The Exeter
Colleton Chambers
active devon