On the Day

Start time9am.

The Hoe, Plymouth. PL1 2PA.

The Race Village is situated on the Hoe. A secure bag drop area, as well as refreshments, will be available on race day.

Below is a provisional timetable of the day:

07.30 Race Village open

08.45 Race warm-up

08.55 Wheelchair race start

09.00 Race start

09.20 Schools’ Challenge race start

10.00 First half marathon finisher

10.45 Prize-giving on-stage

13.00 Race closed – all roads re-opened

Event Alert System

This year we have introduced a colour-coded Event Alert System (EAS), which will be used to communicate the status of course conditions on race day.

The levels range from Low (green) to Moderate (yellow) to High (red) to Extreme (black), based on the weather and other course conditions. On race day, the current status will be communicated via colour-coded flags in numerous places around the Race village, the start and finish areas and along the course at each drinks station, so keep an eye out for them.

Please familiarise yourself with the EAS prior to race day, remain aware for directions from event staff and take precautions to prepare properly for varying weather or course conditions.

Click here for full Traffic & Access Information. 

Road closures: Road closures will start operating from 06:00am, with a dynamic re-opening schedule from 11:00am to ensure roads are re-opened as soon as runners have completed each section of the route. The majority of roads will be re-opened fully by 1.00pm.

Parking on race day: A number of car parks in the city centre are available on race day. Drake Circus Shopping Centre is offering discounted parking for the event. Runners who choose to park in Drake Circus and are parked before 09:00 will be given a voucher on arrival at the car park, entitling them to £3 off their parking.

Car Parks:

  • Drake Circus Shopping Centre, PL1 1EA: 1270 spaces
  • Pavilions Car Park, PL1 3LF: 115 spaces
  • Western Approach Car ParkPL1 1TQ: 1094 spaces
  • Colin Cambell Car ParkPL1 1PZ: 251 spaces
  • Derry’s Cross Car ParkPL1 2SW: 71 spaces
  • Theatre Royal Car ParkPL1 2TR: 612 spaces
  • Civic Centre Car ParkPL1 2EW: 108 spaces
  • Mayflower East Car ParkPL1 1QJ: 292 spaces

Getting to Plymouth

By car:

From Exeter and the North: From the A38, exit at the Manadon junction. Follow Outland Road (A386) towards the city centre.

From the South: From the A38, exit at the Weston Mill junction. Follow the A3064 towards the city centre.

Local Traffic
From Plymstock:
 One lane of Billacombe Road will remain open in both directions. Continue over Laira Bridge towards the city centre, from Laira Bridge Road join Embankment Road towards the city.

From Plympton: Use the A38 southbound, exit at the Manadon junction. Follow Outland Road (A386) towards the city centre.

By train: Plymouth Station is approximately 1 mile from the event village. Exit left out of the station onto North Road East which rises up steeply. At the top of the hill take the footpath on your right which passes under the roundabout. Follow the footpath through the city centre and up to the Hoe.

Arrivals on a Sunday do not begin in time for the race, but there are convenient links in all directions for return journeys post-event. 

By bus: Please click here to download a list of buses that will arrive in time for the start of the race on Sunday 17th April.