Bringing you to your knees over 8.5 hilly miles


The Combe Crawler is our (already) legendary race that's guaranteed to tax the muscles of even the most race-hardened veteran. It is a true cross-country race that encompasses steep coastal paths, stunning views and beautiful countryside running through dramatic North Devon scenery.

Comber Crawler route

This race is held in the middle of November every year, and has proven to be a fun yet challenging competition for everyone who has entered, no matter their experience and ability.


COMBE CRAWLER 2023 - Fin! See you in 2024



All finishers will receive a commemorative medal which you can show off to your friends and family. There will also be some category prizes.....


The Crawler cannot operate without the kind support of our sponsors for which Ilfracombe Running Club is extremely grateful. The 2023 event sponsors are:

Turners Property Centre OSKC Watersports Beach Runner Taxi Devon and Cornwall Surfacing Ltd No. 28 - The Cookery The Thatched Inn

Charities/Good Causes

Ilfracombe Running Club will be making a donation from the proceeds of The Combe Crawler to the following amazing charities:

Community Environmental Educational Therapy charity logo