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Run returns along the River Exe to mark epic journey of the Atlantic salmon

Published: 19 September 2023

Run returns along the River Exe to mark epic journey of the Atlantic salmon The Salmon Run

The Salmon Run returns along the River Exe this weekend with a day of ultra run, relay, and 5k to celebrate the Atlantic salmon’s resilience and epic journey to Exeter.

On Sunday 24 September, from 8am to 6.30pm, the River Exe will be a spectacle of human endurance and unity, echoing the resilience of the Atlantic salmon on their migratory journey.

The day promises exhilaration and inspiration, embodying the salmon’s relentless fight against climate change.

The event kicks off at Exmouth Mamhead Slipway. Participants, both seasoned and novices, will traverse the salmon's historic route, culminating at the scenic Tarr Steps, at the fringe of Exmoor.

Embarking on a 50-mile ultra race, individuals will get to empathise with the journey of these remarkable creatures.

The race is one not just of distance, but of courage and willpower, encouraging people to take a stride in the fins of the salmon.

The community relay will see a hand-crafted salmon baton passed on between entrants along the River Exe, in what organisers describe as a vivid portrayal of collective effort needed in the face of changing climates.

A 5k run will set off from Salmon Pool as an inclusive race that welcomes all abilities. There will be a festive spirit with costumes and salmon references to go alongside the serious message underlying the event.

For further details and to become a part of the event visit:

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