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Running is a form of exercise that can be done at anytime and anywhere.

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An Overview of Running

For the majority of people, running is a way to keep fit as it can be done at any pace, over any distance. But at a competitive level there are many different distances for events, from the 100m to ultra-marathons, all of which require different training and techniques.

Running is for everyone. It is the perfect way to get active - it's free and you can start right outside your front door. Comfortable sports clothing and a suitable pair of trainers is all you need.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport and Run Together believe running / jogging is for everyone and is most fun when shared with others. Try one of our group runs to find out for yourself...

Benefits

Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control. Running also helps to get rid of excessive adrenalin and other stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit.

To feel the full benefits, make sure you warm up, cool down and stretch, before and after every session. Exercise tips on how to do this can be found using the NHS exercise guide.

Costs

Running is free, you can do it anywhere!

Involvement

If you are new to running, or you've not been active for a while, you may want to build your fitness levels gently by walking before you move on to running. Couch to 5K is a free nine-week running plan from NHS Change 4 Life especially designed for people who want to work on their fitness levels. Or if you prefer to run with friends RunTogether Leicester-shire & Rutland can help you find a beginners running group in your local area.

Equipment

Running requires very little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes that suit your foot type will reduce the risk of injury.

Find Running Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Couch to 5K

The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks.

National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0121 713 8400

England Athletics

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
0121 347 6543
Contact Email
enquiries@englandathletics.org

Malvern Triathlon Club

Malvern Triathlon Club is a friendly club which promotes and activity encourages the development of skills in swimming biking, running and training to participate in Triathlons. Our members range from complete beginners to international age group athletes

Worcester Fitness Training

Fun and Friendly Fitness Training programmes
1:1 or small group, indoors and out for adults and juniors.

Vision Sports Academy CIC

Vision Sports Academy CIC (VSA) is a Birmingham based sports coaching social enterprise, more specifically a community interest company which tackles social objectives & reinvests profits back into the community.

Hereford parkrun

Free of charge weekly 5km running event. Open to all abilities and ages.

Active Communities Worcester

Freedom Leisure’s Active Communities team work on developing a range of sport, play & physical activity programmes to get the local community active!

Black Pear Joggers

The club offers sessions on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and also Sunday mornings with many groups that you can join from brisk walks, slow jogs all the way up to fast runs.
Find out more at - http://bpj.org.uk/

Crocodile8 multi terrain race

The Crocodile 8 is a tough multi-terrain 8.8 mile race held annually and ran on road, grass and mud.

Halo Leisure

Halo is a registered charity and social enterprise running 20 leisure centres. We are a 'not for profit' organisation, with no shareholders. The money we make is ploughed back into the facilities. This allows us to keep costs low a

5k and Beyond running group

5k and Beyond running group

Fun and friendly 5k and Beyond running groups, suitable for all paces, as long as you can run for 5k

5k and Beyond running group

5k and Beyond running group

Fun and friendly 5k and Beyond running groups, suitable for all paces, as long as you can run for 5k

5k and Beyond Running Groups

5k and Beyond Running Groups

Fun and friendly 5k and Beyond running groups, suitable for all paces, as long as you can run for 5k

5k and Beyond running group

5k and Beyond running group

Fun and friendly 5k and Beyond running groups, suitable for all paces, as long as you can run for 5k

5k and Beyond running group

5k and Beyond running group

Fun and friendly 5k and Beyond running groups, suitable for all paces, as long as you can run for 5k

5k and Beyond running group

5k and Beyond running group

Fun and friendly 5k and Beyond running groups, suitable for all paces, as long as you can run for 5k

5k and Beyond Running Group

5k and Beyond Running Group

Fun and Friendly 5k and Beyond running groups for all paces, as long as you can run for 5k

Worcester parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

Worcester parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run

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

Churchfields parkrun

Churchfields parkrun

Parkruns are a free, timed, five kilometre events organised across the world to be safe and welcoming for anyone and everyone.

Family Play Here

Family Play Here

Slap on the suncream, pack up a picnic and bring the family down to your local park where the WFDC Summer Activity Leaders will be on hand to entertain you all with sports, games, activities, arts and crafts.