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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 - 2015 events coming soon. For even more events visit our area-specific sister sites, using the links at the top of the page.

May 9, 2015Exeter to Exmouth Kayak RalleyExmouth
May 23-24, 2015OCRDA Powerboat RacingTorquay
May 23-24, 2015Brixham Heritage Sailing RegattaBrixham
May 30, 2015Lundy Yacht RaceLundy
June TBC, 2015K2 Team racing RegattaBrixham
June 16-21, 2015La Solitaire Du FigaroTorquay
June 6-7, 2015The Edge Race CupExmouth
June 14, 2015Dragon Boat RacePlymouth
June 12-14, 2015South West 3 Peaks Yacht RacePlymouth
June 20, 2015Brixham Trawler RaceBrixham
June 21, 2015Dartmoor Classic CyclosportiveNewton Abbot
June 29-July 12, 2015Wimbledon on the Big ScreenPlymouth
June 28, 2015Torbay Half MarathonPaignton
July 11-12, 2015European Grand Prix Rugby 7s Exeter
July TBC, 2015Summer Cockington CaperPaignton
August 2, 2015Geopark Triathlon Paignton
August 2-9, 2015Teignmouth RegattaTeignmouth
August TBC, 2015Skim FestivalPaignton
August 9-16, 2015Paignton RegattaPaignton
August 21-23, 2015Brixham RegattaBrixham
August 21-26, 2015Torbay WeekTorbay
August 22-26, 2015Torbay Royal RegattaTorbay
August 27-29, 2015Port of Dartmouth Royal RegattaDartmouth
August 28-30, 2015Deep Water Solo CompetitionExeter
September TBC, 2015Torbay Sea Angling FestivalTorbay
September 6, 2015Dart 10k SwimTotnes
September TBC, 2015K2 Team racing RegattaBrixham
September 12-17, 2015Sidmouth Walking FestivalSidmouth
October 4, 2015River Dart StruggleBuckfastleigh
October TBC, 2015Geopark Coastal MarathonPaignton
October 4, 2015Geopark SportivePaignton
Various datesNewton Abbot Race DaysNewton Abbot, Devon
Various datesExeter Racecourse Race DaysExeter, Devon

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