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Sporting Events

If you’re wondering what’s on in Devon for sporting enthusiasts, look no further. Sporting events take place throughout the county, virtually throughout the year, so there’s always something to come and see or, if you’re up to the challenge, you can even come and take part.

The Rugby World Cup comes to Exeter 2015

May sees cyclists from across the UK heading to Devon for Sky Ride Plymouth and Sky Ride Paignton, whilst June kicks off the regatta season with events including La Solitaire Du FigaroK2 Team racing Regatta and the Dragon Boat Race.

In July, runners will enjoy the beautiful views on the route of the Torbay Half Marathon and Geopark Triathlon - and of course, football fans will enjoy being able to watch the Football World Cup Final on a big screen in Plymouth's centre. 

August sees great spectacles at Teignmouth RegattaPaignton Regatta and Dartmouth Regatta, and a carnival atmosphere arrive as part of the Torbay Week and Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta.

Hit South Devon in September and you’ll see Torbay Sea Angling Festival, and some wild swimming at the Dart 10k SwimEcover Blue Mile,  and Geopark Open Water Swim.

In October, the brave and the bold endure the challenges and enjoy the beauty of Torbay's Geopark in the Geopark Sportive and Geopark Coastal Marathon.

November sees runners tackling the Templar Ten, and of course all year round sports enthusiasts can visit Newton Abbot Race Days and Exeter Racecourse Race Days for excitement - and possibly a flutter.

Read on for a selection of sports events in 2014. For even more events visit our area-specific sister sites, using the links at the top of the page.

DateEventWhere
May 23-26, 2014OCRDA Powerboat RacingTorquay
May 24-25, 2014Brixham Heritage Sailing RegattaBrixham
May 25, 2014Sky Ride PlymouthPlymouth
May 25-26, 2014Sky Ride PaigntonPaignton
May 29-June 1, 2014Paignton Sailing Club Junior TopperPaignton
May 31, 2014Lundy Yacht RaceLundy
June 1, 2014The Smuggler Charity CycleBarnstaple
June 7, 2014K2 Team racing RegattaBrixham
June 11-14, 2014La Solitaire Du FigaroPlymouth
June 12, 2014Football World Cup Opening GamePlymouth
June 13-15, 2014The Edge Race CupExmouth
June 15, 2014Dragon Boat RacePlymouth
June 20-22, 2014South West 3 Peaks Yacht RacePlymouth
June 21, 2014Brixham Trawler RaceBrixham
June 21-22, 2014Dartmoor Classic CyclosportiveNewton Abbot
June 23-July 6, 2014Wimbledon on the Big ScreenPlymouth
June 28-29, 2014Brixham Mini RegattaBrixham
June 29, 2014Torbay Half MarathonPaignton
July 5, 2014The Exeter to Exmouth Kayak RallyExeter
July 12, 2014Summer Cockington CaperPaignton
July 13, 2014Football World Cup FinalPlymouth
July 20, 2014Geopark TriathlonPaignton
July 26-27, 2014British Hill Climb ChampionshipColyton
July 26-Aug 1, 2014Enterprise National Sailing ChampionshipPaignton
August 2-10, 2014Teignmouth RegattaTeignmouth
August 9-19, 2014Skim FestivalPaignton
August 9-17, 2014Paignton RegattaPaignton
August 22-27, 2014Torbay WeekTorbay
August 23-27, 2014Torbay Royal RegattaTorbay
August 23-30, 2014Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta Dartmouth
August 28-30, 2014Dartmouth RegattaDartmouth
August 30-31, 2014Deep Water Solo CompetitionExeter
September 5-14, 2014Torbay Sea Angling FestivalTorbay
September 6-7, 2014The Five Clubs at Wiscombe ParkColyton
September 6-7, 2014Dartmoor Drop AbseilMeldon
September 7, 2014Geopark Open Water SwimPaignton
September 13-14, 2014Ecover Blue MilePlymouth
September 14, 2014Dart 10k SwimTotnes
September 27, 2014K2 Team racing RegattaBrixham
September 27-Oct 2, 2014Sidmouth Walking FestivalSidmouth
October 5, 2014River Dart StruggleBuckfastleigh
October 5, 2014Geopark Coastal MarathonPaignton
October 5, 2014Geopark SportivePaignton
November 6, 2014Templar TenKingsteignton
Various datesNewton Abbot Race DaysNewton Abbot, Devon
Various datesExeter Racecourse Race DaysExeter, Devon

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