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Community Activities

There are many opportunities on and off campus to be physically active. Below are some of the possibilities available within the community of Exeter. 


The University of Exeter is extremely proud to be one of the key partners in the Exeter Riverside parkrun. It has become well-established in the city and is a great place to meet other students and the local community.

There is no fee to take part as the event is all about participation and is volunteer lead. For full details on how to register please see the descriptions below and make sure you take your printed bar code along to the event to ensure you get your time registered.

What is Exeter Riverside parkrun? It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it? Every Saturday at 9:00am.

Where is it?  The event takes place at Exeter Quay & River Valley Park, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8DU. See the course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in? Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be? We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

It is entirely organised by volunteers - email if you'd like to help.

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Quay Climbing Centre Cafe, Haven Road, Exeter, EX2 8AX - please come and join us!


Freemoovement is a friendly, welcoming group that motivates and supports participants to improve their physical health and mental well-being. It is community-based and the sessions are run in local parks and open spaces around Exeter. You can find more about everything they have to offer here.  

Weekly Sessions

If you want to attend a Freemoovement session, they would love to have you come along and will welcome you with open arms. To find out when and where sessions take place, click HERE for all of the session information.

Wellbeing Exeter 

The Wellbeing Exeter programme was developed in 2016 when Exeter’s GPs noticed a growing proportion of their patients were arriving with symptoms that, rather than being rooted in a medical problem, were often born of social needs or anxieties.   

Wellbeing Exeter works alongside people to discover and develop opportunities and ideas on how to live and feel better and get connected to what matters to them. Wellbeing Exeter has Community Connectors, Community Builders and Community Physical Activity Organisers: