The Doone Run

The legendary race returns 2024 - 35th Edition


Following the majestical resurrection of the Doone Run in 2023, we are pleased to announce that the race returns on Sunday 22nd of September 2024. You can - and probably should - enter here:

As with all IRC races you should prepare yourself for hills, stunning scenery, hills, goats and - of course - more hills. The route will be following the traditional route of the race; designed to be a feast for the eyes and not so much fun on the legs:

Doone run route


The sense of achievement of completing such a beautiful race will be enough for most. HOWEVER! All finishers will receive a commemorative medal which you can display proudly upon your chest and get nods of approval from strangers on the street who will know how hard won it was. If that's not enough, there will be some category prizes too....


The Doone Run cannot operate without the kind support of our sponsors. Ilfracome Running Club is extremely grateful to the following businesses:

Chichester Developments sponsor logo Wicked Wolf Gin sponsor logo Jo Williams Photography sponsor logo Kathryn Jane Interiors sponsor logo Threadfin sponsor logo

Thanks go also to Lee Abbey and the National Trust for permission to use their land for the race.

Charities/Good Causes

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

Chemohero charity logo