SALMON RUN 2024 !!

The Great Exe Salmon Run is happening again on September 29th 2024

3 runs on one day for all abilities empathising with the challenges faced by the Exe Atlantic river salmon as they run upstream to spawn!
This event managed by Wildrunning and Tidelines supports Westcountry Rivers Trust in its projects to improve the health of the river and in particular to modify or remove the redundant weirs that impede species mobility and of course make it harder for the salmon!
Join in this celebration of the amazing salmon and Exe river as a runner, a steward or as part of the celebration! Check out the 3 options to run below.

from Sea to Moor, from Exmouth to Tarr Steps. Sign up HERE

Find out more about the 50 mile sea to moor Ultra here


Sections of approximately 10 miles. Teams of up to 8 run a section together carrying and passing on the salmon baton (Samantha). Sign up HERE

Find out more about the team relay here

open to all running levels through Exeter from Salmon Pool to Exwick Sign up HERE

Find out more about the 5K here


Get in touch for more information about the day or to help out as a steward:  Or call 07890244012
More about Salmon Run
Everyone is welcome to come along and support family members and wave the salmon on – and suitable salmon attire is welcome.

Salmon Run is a community celebration of this remarkable but endangered species, its journey and its ecological and cultural significance for our river. Weirs, the changing climate, loss of species diversity and pollution all have their impact on these iconic fish with a sharp decline since the 1980s on the Exe and worldwide.

Listen here to the 25 minute Salmon Run podcast
(or click the image) which celebrates this remarkable species, its migratory journey and its ecological and cultural significance for the Exe, Exeter and globally. It features: Phil Turnbull, Westcountry Rivers Trust; Jamie Stevens, fish genetics at Unversity of Exeter, David Solomon, salmon researcher, Michelle Werrett, fisherman on Exmoor, Andy Chadwick, fisherman at Topsham, Tom Cadbury, RAMM archaeology curator and Holly Morgenroth, natural history curator at RAMM.

There is a small charge this year to help us cover our costs, voluntary for the 5k runners. To enter to run all must register.
Information about parking and access for all changeover points can be found on the individual run pages. Public transport recommended where possible. We can help you organise lift-shares.

We need our cover our costs and funding is tight this year. We have been awarded an Aviva Crowdfunder which means Aviva will double everything donated so this can really help us. It is very simple and easy to do and donations can be any size. It all helps! Here is a link or click on the Aviva icon.




We are very pleased to supported by The Westcountry Rivers Trust.




Photos Vanessa Miles

Photo Jenny Steer

Photo Jenny Steer