JP’s Exe to Axe 2020 – Sid to Axe

JP’s Exe to Axe, Sunday 5th April 2020. Half Race (Sid to Axe)

About the Full Race.

The race starts at the Foxes Hole Car Park on the Exmouth Sea Front and follows the South West Coast Path for 20 miles or so and finishes at the Esplanade at Seaton. This is the 17th year of the race. In 2004 the race started from Seaton and finished in Exmouth, but since 2005 it has started in from Exmouth. Originally the distance was just over 20 miles, but a landslip in June 2012 on the outskirts of Seaton has led to a detour which means the distance is now nearer 22 miles. The race has been renamed JP’s Exe to Axe in memory of John Perratt, founding member and longterm Treasurer of Sidmouth Running Club, and a huge contributor to the sport throughout East Devon. Click here for details.

About the new event, the Half Race – Sid to Axe

The full race starts at the Foxes Hole Car Park on the Exmouth Sea Front at 10am and follows the South West Coast Path for close to 22 miles and finishes at the far end of the Esplanade at Seaton. This year we have a new event which follows the second half of the route of the main event, starting in Sidmouth and finishing in Seaton. This is still a very tough hilly event of about 12 miles and will start at 11am, before the front runners of the main event reach Sidmouth. The race is for individuals and will be chip timed. Dogs are not allowed. There will be drink stations at Weston and Branscombe Mouth.

Very Important Note. No transport is provided. Runners need to make their own arrangements to get to the start at Sidmouth and to get away from Seaton. There is public transport back to Sidmouth from Seaton but it is not frequent (depart Marine Place: 12:57, 14:57, 16:57). Hand baggage or kit can be transported from the start to the finish if required.

Individual Entries: On-line through

Race numbers and chip timer to be collected at the start.
No runners under the age of 18.
Time Limit: 5 hours. Cut-off times: Branscombe 2:45pm. Runners over this time will be withdrawn from the Race.