Message from our Race Director
The Tavy 13 is on hiatus for the foreseeable future. Next spring it is hoped that our track at Crowndale Road will be resurfaced, which will provide a real boost for the club. However, the necessary works will make holding the event in the normal way impossible in 2024.
So, we are resting the event until further notice, and we are using the time to assess if a different format, distance, route etc will provide a new challenge and a compliment to our other races.
Don’t forget to check our Tavy 5 Facebook page, for details of our 5k held every 3rd Saturday. Our 4 x 1.1 mile Relay evening will go ahead as usual in the Summer and the Tavy 7 returns in October 2024.
The Primary School Challenge will remain, albeit in a slightly different location for next year.
Happy New Year from everyone at TAC. Run happy!
Race Director – TAC
31 December 2023
Launched in 2010 the original Tavy 13 course took to the northeast of Tavistock. A new course was launched in 2015. Running to the south-west of Dartmoor and taking in some spectacular scenery.
The first half of the course is somewhat undulating but the last 5 miles are pretty flat and downhill. Coming back into the town through the beautiful Meadows Park, runners will find themselves finishing on the Tavistock Athletic Club running track.
Entry fee is £13 EA affiliated/ £15 unaffiliated / £12 T-shirt
Race day questions or number changes will be actioned after the race has finished.
Primary School Challenge
2023 Race day instructions here.
There is also a fun run for juniors whilst the half marathon is taking place and the local primary schools finish their final mile in the ‘Primary Schools Challenge’.
Over the preceding 12 weeks, many of the children will have notched up their miles and then complete the task in front of proud friends, teachers and, of course, parents.
This is a spectacular event which takes place while the main race is underway. Over 500 children from local Primary Schools complete the final mile of their own half marathon.