South Molton Struggle

7.8 mile multi-terrain race.

NO South Molton Struggle in 2018

Unfortunately we've taken the decision to not hold the South Molton Struggle in 2018. This is due to a new housing estate being built on the route and the footpath has been closed while the build is in progress. We don't feel the alternative route would be safe for the number of runners.

The existing footpath should re-open once the building work is complete so we hope this will be in time for 2019.

Race Information

RACE HQ: South Molton Rugby Club

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You will need to pick up your bib number on the day from race HQ.

 Most of the run is through fields and along country tracks, there are a few stiles to hop over just to give you that extra challenge. Runners of all abilities over 18 years of age are welcome to take part. All finishers will receive a goody bag and awards will be given out in various categories. Refreshments, changing facilities, free car parking are all available at the race HQ.  

As last year the race will start at 11am at the Rugby club in South Molton.

Here is a Map of the course.

Important Notice:

TOWNHOUSE LANE IS NOT A PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY. PLEASE DO NOT RUN THIS SECTION OF THE ROUTE PRIOR TO OR AFTER RACEDAY. The section of private track runs from the road at the top of the hill next to the Norbord factory, past Townhouse Barton and down to the B3227 i.e. the South Molton to Umberleigh road. Thank you for your cooperation!

Race Poster - Please print a poster off if you have somewhere to display it - thanks.

Race License

The event is to be held under UKA Rules - Licence Number: 2017-28214

Children's Race

A Children's race for toddlers to 11 years will be held in the rugby field before the main race at 10am. £2 per child. Enter on the day so arrive with time to fill in forms or to save time on the day download one here to pre fill. Please be present by 9:50am.

Held in aid of

Norhh Devon Hospice

Struggle History

The first South Molton Struggle, organised by the South Molton Strugglers, was held in October 2009. Previously the Strugglers had organised the North Devon 10k event which started and finished in the town.

Course Records

Ladies - Mary Menon
  51min 57sec set in 2017
Men - Tom Adams
  42min 47sec set in 2012


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Jo Bradley's Struggle 2017 photos
Dhiren Smile's Struggle 2017 photos


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