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Green Lantern

4.5 · 1 review

Exeter, Devon

Haven Road, Water Lane, Exeter, EX2 8, United Kingdom

Sat 13th November 2021

1 race



Covid Safety measures

These will comply with the Governing Body Guidelines the TRA, under the auspices of England Athletics and the ARC.

  • Hand sanitiser will be placed outside all toilets, as well as on a table. Paper toilet seat covers, one per person, will be used in toilets and portable loos
  • Signs reminding of ‘social distancing’ will be placed around the venue.
  • Seated staff will wear masks.
  • We WILL NOT be holding a race briefing. Instead runners will receive an electronic briefing with a video and description of the route.
  • For the start, we will be using a rolling start wave window split in to two one hour windows. This will be done alphabetically.
  • This event will be signed and marshalled.
  • Race chips/numbers will either sent out in the post, or ‘dipped’ in an antiseptic ‘bath’ and collected at registration.
  • There will be no prize giving ceremony.
  • Water and finisher’s medals will be located remote from the Finish to discourage social gathering (our biggest concern).
  • Spectators will not be encouraged.
  • All marshals will be given bin bags and disposable gloves. Anyone caught littering will be disqualified.

We will be signing runners back in back in when they finish their run behind the Plume of Feathers Pub . All runners will be issued with an NFC chip which will be used to sign in at the finish. They will swipe themselves in at the end and we will have a manual paperback system. We will be accounting for all of our runners with this new back-up policy. This applies to ALL runners. We will also have sweepers out on the course for all three distances.

Wild Running Ltd has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

After the success of the first Green Lantern, which saw 200 entries run this way marked route, we’ve decided to make it part of our Wild Run Series 2021/22.

The Green Lantern is a circular night time half marathon, which follows the Green Circle clockwise around Exeter, through wooded valleys, meadows, bicycle lanes and the banks of the Exe.

The Green Lantern details

Turn up, collect your race pack and run. Runners can run in pairs or with their partners or running buddies, in groups or solo.
Rolling starts within a one hour start window will be permitted with up to eight people.
All entrants will receive chip timing, an A3 waterproof map of the route, a poem to way mark the route, a zoom 3D overview of the course and a Youtube walkthrough.
Green Lantern ambassador and multiple Olympian Jo Pavey:

“I’m very glad to be supporting this great event, which is raising money for FORCE cancer Counselling at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.”

The Green lantern is just over half marathon distance (14.2 miles) and follows the Green Circle around Exeter in a clockwise direction, starting and finishing in Haven Road opposite the Quay Climbing Centre, Exeter EX2 8AX.


  • Green Lantern Half Marathon


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  • Green Lantern Half Marathon


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What's Included

- chip timing
-waymarked route
-course waterproof maps (for a small fee)
-donations go to Force Cancer Centre
-post event HQ at Quay Climbing Centre
-professional first aid team
-great prizes provided by our sponsors
-parking (paid)

  • Finisher's medal
  • Part of the Wild Run Series (points series)
  • Marshalled and waymarked route
  • Parking
  • Toilets
  • Chip timing with splits
  • Great prizes
  • Catering


Parking is available in Haven Banks for more than 200 cars.


Starting and finishing in Haven Road opposite the Quay Climbing Centre, Exeter EX2 8AX.

Course Details

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.

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.

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

We highly recommend that you familiarise yourself with the route or follow our GPX downloadable from Viewranger.

You should not just follow other runners, so that you feel reasonably confident in your own ability (and also you’ll enjoy it more).

We recommend that you download the route GPX from Viewranger or buy one of our bespoke maps.

NB: Parts of the route are way marked with the Green Circle symbol, but we would not recommend you rely on this.

Course Map


Each entry will help raise money for the FORCE cancer counselling unit at RD&E. In June, we managed to raise £800 for FORCE from our own donations.

Kit List

If you start after 6.30pm, you’ll need something hi viz and a head torch.

500ml of water (we have one water station),
One of our bespoke maps (we have them at reg),

A map on your phone or watch,
Our NFC chip.

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1 review


·2 months ago

The Green Lantern uses the Exeter Green Circle route and is a challenging, interesting and well organised event. Recommended.


Exeter, Devon


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