Our inspiration is the story of Kathrine Switzer and we are delighted that the Women Can marathon has been named the first UK partner event for 261 Fearless, Inc, a global non-profit social women’s running movement founded by Kathrine.  

And our international charity cause is Free to Run, which uses sports to empower women and girls from regions of conflict. We want to raise money for and awareness about this fantastic cause!

See the pages about Kathrine, 261 Fearless and Free to Run for more information.

Our inspiration and partners

Camping is available on the playing field where the marathon starts and finishes. The charge is £5 per pitch, plus £2.50 per extra person, per night. Prior booking essential by email to: jo@womencan.co.uk​​​​

Links to accommodation providers in the area:

Accommodation in the Sidmouth area

Accommodation in the Ottery St Mary area

Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages (close to Ottery/Sidmouth)

St Mary's B&B (Tipton St John)

Ladram Bay Holiday Park (Near Sidmouth)

​There are some opportunities over the event weekend for informal, paid for, accommodation (mostly en suite) within Tipton village, some properties within walking distance of the start. If you're interested, email jo@womencan.co.uk 

This page will be updated regularly - as will our news page - with all the latest information as we count down to Women Can 2017. ​Runners should visit the Runners Info page for details of the course. The Location page has photos and maps of the course which takes in the Devon countryside, the South West Coast Path on the Jurassic Coast and the towns of Sidmouth and Ottery St Mary. 

Please use the form on the Contacts page to get in touch with the Women Can team.

Copyright Women Can 2017.

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Women Can event information

Women Can is a marathon, paired half and team relay event for women only. Entrants can take part as runners or Nordic walkers. Our first event in 2017 was a fantastic day, when hundreds of women got together to celebrate that 'women can'. Following that success we are repeating this event, to take place on Sunday 27th May 2018.

We are extremely grateful to IP Office Ltd for once again being our headline sponsors. Their generous sponsorship has meant that Women Can has a strong legacy from the 2017 event, of improved access to running and coaching for girls and women in sport locally, nationally and internationally, through our charity partnerships. Our full list of brilliant sponsors and partners is here.

More event information about the day will be added nearer the time.