Tiverton Canal Walk
Tiverton Canal Run
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About the event

This year's event will take place on the 14th July 2019.

On the back of an amazing festival in July 2018 where we raised a whopping £16,954 for CLIC Sargent, we’re getting ready to go again! Join us again for a fun filled day with live bands, local trade stalls, children’s entertainment and plenty to do for all the family. We’ll have a few of the Exeter Chiefs with their big inflatable obstacle course, and we’re hoping to see the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight again.

All proceeds raised will be donated to CLIC Sargent

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Start Line: Tiverton Canal Basin, The Moorings, Canal Hill, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4HX.

Finish Line / Festival: Sampford Peverell Playing Fields, Whitnage Road, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton, EX16 7BU.

2018 event video

2018 event video


Bus Image
08:30 - Bus Collection

Pick up: Cullompton Bull Ring. Drop off: Tiverton Canal Basin.

Walkers Photo
08:30 - Registration

Our friendly volunteers will be on hand to help you get your bib numbers on the day.

Runners Photo
10:00 - Runners GO!

The runners will be released in 3 categories: Personal Best Setter; Occasional; Jogger / For Fun.

Streatheat Photo
10:00 - Streetheat Samba Band

The second oldest established samba school in the South West with over 200 members.

Walkers Photo
10:30 - Walkers GO!

Walkers will be able to enjoy the scenic walk with buggies, children and furry friends.

Cake Photo
10:30 - Cake Off Judging

Entries for the Cake Off will be judged in 3 categories: Professional; Novice and Child.

BBQ Photo
11:00 - BBQ ignites

Delicious BBQ serving hot dogs and burgers thanks to kind donations from Morrisons and Stillmans Butchers.

Uffculme Choral Collective
11:00 - Uffculme Choral Collective

Award winning U16 School Choir from Uffculme School.

Haytor Image
11:30 - Haytor

Haytor - young energetic indie-pop band.

Bus Image
11:30 - Bus Collection

Pick up: Sampford Peverell Playing Fields. Drop off: Tiverton Canal Basin & Cullompton.

Signpost Photo
12:15 - Signpost

Kids & Follies dance group & put together an annual pantomime based in Tiverton.

Twerzels Photo
12:30 - Twerzels

The West Country’s finest WURZLES tribute! Ooh Aar The Twerzels.

Peppa Pig and Spiderman Image
12:30 - Peppa Pig and Spiderman

Meet your kids favorite characters Peppa Pig and Spiderman.

Exeter Cookery School
13:00 - Exeter Cookery School Lesson

Come and cook with Jim & Lucy from Exeter Cookery School and take away what you cook. (Age restrictions apply).

Minion and Gruffalo Image
13:15 - Minion and Gruffalo

Meet your kids favourite characters Minion and Gruffalo.

Kalash Tribal Photo
13:15 - Kalash Tribal

One of the UK’s best known and much loved American Tribal Style bellydance troupes.

Barside Mogul Image
13:30 - Barside Mogul

Formerly the Casual Addicts, original material and covers band from Uffculme.

Minnie and Mickey Mouse Image
14:00 - Minnie and Mickey Mouse

Meet your kids favourite characters Minnie and Mickey Mouse.

Exeter Starlites
14:15 - Exeter Starlites

National Cheerleading champion winning squad from 4 years old.

Alpha Tide Image
14:30 - Alpha Tide

Alpha Tide is an alternative rock band from Devon, singing originals somewhere between Foo Fighters, U2, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Coldplay & Oasis.

15:15 - tbc

We will post more information here when we get it.

Sam Dowden
15:35 - Sam Dowden

Sam Dowden is a singer-songwriter from Ilfracombe who is known for his percussive accoustic guitar playing.

Raffle Ticket
16:15 - Raffle Draw

Raffle and barrel of booze tickets drawn on stage.
For information and to buy tickets click here.

Bus Image
17:00 - Bus Collection

Pick up: Sampford Peverell Playing Fields. Drop off: Tiverton Canal Basin & Cullompton.

Activities throughout the day

Bar supplied by The Globe Inn * Exeter Cookery School Demo * Kingston's Exotics * Face Paints * Glitter Tattoos * Stocks * Diggerland JCB and Characters * Exeter Chiefs Inflatable Obstacle Course * Kids Inflatables * Sweet Stalls * Slushies * Churros * Tea and Coffee * Raffle * Graffiti Art * Crepes * Ice Cream Van * Henna Tattoos * Local Trade Stalls * Games * Balloon Man * Caricatures * Police Car * Toddler Sense * More to be announced soon...


The £33 Challenge: This year we are encouraging all of our participants to raise £33 each in sponsorship for their efforts on the day. If every participant from 2015 raised just £33, we could have funded a room in a CLIC Sargent Home from Homes for 18 months.

£8 could help pay for a DVD to help prepare a young person with cancer to return to school, helping them keep up with their studies and deal with the challenges of meeting friends and teachers after their experience.

£20 could pay for a CLIC Sargent Play Specialist to help a child prepare for and cope with treatment, by using models, toys and photos to explain what will happen. When a child is calm, treatment can be given more easily and can also be more effective.

£33 could pay for a family to stay overnight in one of CLIC Sargent’s Homes from Home, providing free self-catering accommodation near to specialist children’s cancer treatment centres, which are often many miles from a family’s own home.

£170 could pay for a CLIC Sargent grant. Cancer can have a huge effect on a family’s finances and a CLIC Sargent grant is offered to children and young people with cancer, and their families, as soon as they come into contact with us to help meet the sudden extra costs that a cancer diagnosis can bring.


No, your number will be at the registration desk ready to collect. Please ensure the details on the reverse are correct.
You can bring your dog if you are walking, however, they must be kept on leads and under control at all times. Please ensure you pick up after your dog and use the bins provided.
Parking will be available at both the start and finish. There is limited parking at the Canal Basin (subject to charges). You should refrain from parking on Canal Hill as this will cause problems and be mindful of people when you are parking in housing estates. There will be free parking donated by APCOA in the overflow train station car park.
Places on the bus can be reserved as part of your booking process but cannot be guaranteed for anyone on the day and are available on a limited basis.
There are plenty of bridges along the route, some of which are really good places to stop and watch the Runners/Walkers go by. The bridges that we would recommend are: Manley Bridge, the car park on the left just before you get to Tiverton Road Bridge and Greenway Bridge.
There will be a BBQ along with a live bands, facepainting, bouncy castle, stalls and other entertainment for you to enjoy after the Walk/Run. This will be finishing at 17:00.
Yes. We will have refreshment stations along the route with water and squash available. At the Festival, there will be various food stalls from BBQ to sweets & cakes.
There are no toilets along the route but there are toilets at the Canal Basin and also at the Finish Line.
You will be able to participate in the Walk, but due to the narrow towpath, pushchairs, wheelchairs or mobility scooters will not be able to participate with the Runners. As there are steps at the exit of the canal, an alternative route near the end of the walk be clearly marked.
You can participate in the Walk at any age. To participate in the Run, you must be 12 or over. In either case under 16's must be accompanied by a registered adult.
Yes it will! The Walk and Run will continue whatever the weather! Obviously we will have to consider what entertainment we will be able to provide at the Family Festival, this may have to be reduced slightly if it is raining – however there will definitely still be a BBQ and a live band performing.
Yes, you can run with your friends as long as you register as a Group when registering online.
Children between 12-16 years may participate in the run however a responsible adult will need to complete the booking process and children must be accommpanied by a registered adult at all times.
Group bookings are available but will need to be made by a responsible adult. Children under 16 will need to be accompanied at all times.
Scooters are fine – especially for young children. Bikes are not recommended for Health and Safety reasons.
Unfortunately not due to the amount of admin. Running numbers are all pre-populated and will be ready for collection on the day with your personal details.
If you purchase a t-shirt or vest online, these will be waiting for you at the registration desk on the day. We will have a limited stock available for purchase on the day.

Nobody thinks Cancer will happen to their child, until it does. Cancer doesn’t discriminate. Today, 12 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer but, thanks to CLIC Sargent, they won’t have to face it alone.

From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in to help, support and guide by providing a package of tailored support including free self-catering accommodation, social workers and specialist nurses to each young cancer patient and their family.

Last year CLIC Sargent supported just over 148 families in Devon with their very own Home from Home in Bristol, alleviating the financial cost of accommodation and allowing families to stay together during the toughest times.

CLIC Sargent also provide six Specialist Nurses and three Social Workers in Devon to support the young person at their home, school or workplace to minimise disruption, while still providing with the emotional, medical and financial support they need. We can only do this thanks to incredible supporters like you.

If you would like to hear more about the amazing work CLIC Sargent do to support young lives vs cancer as well as similar events to the Grand Western Canal 10k, then please let us know how you would prefer to hear from us

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