Grand Canal CaNTER

2nd MARCH 2025
27th October 2024

Each year the Grand Canal Canter takes place twice, with a spring and an autumn event!

A flat Marathon, Half Marathon and a 10k in Mid Devon.

The routes are flat and 100% on the Grand Western Canal Path starting at Tiverton.

A flat Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k in Devon? Impossible you say!

The Grand Canal Canter routes heads along the picturesque Grand Western Canal, your choice of Marathon, Half Marathon or 10k Will you take part in March or October or Both? 

The route starts at Tiverton Canal Basin and heads along the canal paths for 6.6 miles to Sampford Peverell, here is the turn around point, where you head back to Tiverton and for the Half Marathon the finish line, for the Marathon runners you repeat the course a second time. For the 10k you run to just passed the first aid station nr Tiverton Bridge car park and turn around (a Marshal will be here). 

There is approx 90ft of ascent in the Half Marathon, approx 180ft of ascent in the Marathon, making it a flat fast course along hard packed gravel canal paths.

Bespoke “Grand Canal Canter” medal for all finishers. 

To spread the runners out along the route and minimise the number of runners on the route at any one time, we are holding two Half Marathon sessions on the day, the first has a 2hr 40 minute cut off time, the second has a 3hr 15 minute cut off time, only runners in the 8am half will be eligible for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards, the provisional timetable of events on the day is:

Half Marathon 1 –  8am Start (2hr 40 mins cut off) 

Marathon – 8.10am start (6hr 30mins cut off)

10k – 8.30am start ( 2 hr cut off)

Half Marathon 2–  10.45am start (3hr 30mins cut off) 


The Grand Canal Canter is a Cupless event, all runners must bring and carry either a water bottle, cup or running backpack with them. There are water containers to top up your water or fill your cup approx every 3 miles, but there are no cups provided.


10k Affiliated £20

10k Unaffiliated £22

Half Marathon Affiliated £30

Half Marathon Unaffiliated £32

Marathon Affiliated £35

Marathon Unaffiliated £37

Runners must be over 18 

For the Half Marathon remember there are two to choose from on the entry system, the 8am one which has the 2hr 40 min cut off and the 10.45am one which has a 3hr 30 min cut off. 

Upon signup you may be offered Refund Protect Insurance, this is an option added by Race Nation (the entry system proivder), it is nothing to do with Winding Paths Ltd, we do not receive any money or have anything to do with this insurance option.