Britain’s Ocean City – The Plymouth 10k

Britain’s Ocean City – The Plymouth 10k

On Sunday 6th October 2019 Plymouth will be taken over by running and fitness enthusiasts as they run 10k through Plymouth city centre and past other famous landmarks.

The Plymouth 10k is suitable for runners of all abilities.  It starts in the city centre before heading towards Marsh Mills along the embankment and Blagdon’s Meadow and back again taking advantage of the closed roads and great scenery. 

Plymouth 10k Race Route

The Plymouth 10k course begins on Princess Street in the city centre. There, runners will then head up Princess Way, towards Derry’s Cross and then down Royal Parade towards St Andrews Cross Roundabout and Exeter Street. Then comes the long stretch on Embankment Road, before runners will come back on themselves just after the road merges with Old Laira Road. This is the 5km point, where there will be a drinks station. The competitors will then follow the exact same route on the way back, going back down Embankment Road and towards the city centre, eventually reaching the finish line on Princess Street.

Plymouth 10k Road Closures

  • The Embankment and Royal Parade will be closed throughout the event.
  • Gydnia Road will be closed outbound only.
  • Exeter Street will be closed westbound (inbound).
  • Cornwall Street & Market Avenue will be inaccessible whilst Raleigh Street is closed.
  • Heles Terrace will be closed for its entirety (exit for residents only)
  • For those living in Stanley Place, if you need access to/from the property during the road closure period, please park your car in a nearby street as you will be unable to access Embankment Road.
  • Buses using the route will not be operating pick up or drop off at bus stops along The Embankment or Royal Parade.
  • Exeter bound traffic will be directed either via Tothill Road and Greenbank Road (Mannamead or Old Laira Road) or Alma Road and Outland Road.
  • Please follow diversion routes to minimise disruption to your journey.

Follow the Race

It looks like Plymouth 10k twitter is no longer monitored.  However, runners are using #Plymouth10k where you can follow the action, see race pictures and more.

Stay at Future Inn Plymouth

Princess Street is a 17-minute drive from Future Inn Plymouth.  Alternatively, it would take around 27-minutes on public transport or 24-minutes by bike.  It would take approximately 1 hour and 16 minutes to walk from the hotel.  

Future Inn Plymouth is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including ones that can sleep up to four adults or a family.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or

Pre or Post Run Dining

Fishbone Restaurant is ideal to fuel up before or after the run. Every day the team serve breakfast, lunch, a homemade traditional afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday.  A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails all of which are £7. Under 5's eat for free with a paying adult, and the offer is extended to under 12's during the school holidays. Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or  Alternatively, you can book online:



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