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The Green Lantern 2023

The Quay Climbing Centre, Haven Road, Exeter, UK


Saturday 5th August 2023
at 16:00 (UTC +01:00) Europe/London

End: Saturday 5th August 2023
at 19:00 (UTC +01:00) Europe/London

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About the event

The Green Lantern is a circular 14 mile 'half marathon', which follows the Green Circle clockwise around Exeter, through wooded valleys, meadows, bicycle lanes and the banks of the Exe. This year, we'll also be offering shorter beat the light challenges, to the Red Zone (Polsoe Bridge- 6 miles), Yellow Zone (End of the Ludwell Valley- 8.2 miles) and the Blue Zone (to the A377/end of Ice Lane- 10.4 miles). We will be staggering starts accordingly for the all the shorter zone distances.

This is a lovely mix of trails, meadows, playing fields and flatlands which run alongside the Exe, through the beautiful Ludwell Valley, Hoopern Valley, Redhills and Mincing Lake Country Park.

What else do you need to know?

Turn up, collect your race pack and run.

All entrants will receive chip timing, a zoom 3D overview of the course and a Youtube walkthrough.

Starts and finishes in the piazza in Haven Road opposite the Quay Climbing Centre, Exeter EX2 8AX.The Green Circle around Exeter

It links the industrial heritage of the city with some of its most inspiring natural surroundings in a way that will have you looking at the city in a new light.

Key Information: what's included?

  • Chip timing
  • Fully way marked route
  • Professional first aid
  • Overall, team and spot prizes
  • Toilets
  • Parking
  • Waterproof maps of the route (optional)
  • Catering
  • Two water stations
  • Medals (Optional extra). Medals (we are making a donation to Force Cancer)
  • WR Running vests
  • Branded mugs

Each entry will help raise money for the FORCE cancer counselling unit at RD&E. 

Starting from Haven Banks, Exeter’s Quayside area opposite The Quay Climbing Centre, runners will turn right and cross the Exe via the weirs, running through the Hoopern Valley, through the University campus, Mincing Lake park, the Ludwell valley and the Barley Valley.

Anyone can run as a team of up to six or as an individual.

The Zones

Red Zone

(Haven Banks to Polsoe Bridge: (6 miles)

Yellow Zone

(Haven Banks to the end of Ludwell Valley: 8.2 miles)

Blue Zone

(Haven Banks to the A377/A30- end of Ide Lane: 10.4 miles)

Green Zone

(Haven Banks to Haven Banks: 14.1 miles


The Quay Climbing Centre, Haven Road, Exeter, UK, EX2 8AX


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