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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.

National Parks Week: 22-29 July

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

National Parks Week is the National Parks family's annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about our 15 National Parks - Britain's breathing spaces.

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

295 (Witham & Rivenhall) AIr Training Corps

We established a Run England affiliated club within our air cadet squadron to encourage our cadets to take up running as a hobby or competitive sport. We undertake regular training and participate in our local Park Run on a Saturday morning as well as com

GoodGym

GoodGym helps you get fit by doing good. We’re a group of runners that combines regular exercise with helping our communities.

Gravesend junior parkrun

Gravesend junior parkrun

It is a 2k event for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead.

Dartford junior parkrun

Dartford junior parkrun

It is a 2k event for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead.

Shorne Woods parkrun

Shorne Woods parkrun

Weekly free 5km timed run

Dartford parkrun

Dartford parkrun

Weekly free 5km timed run

Dartford Heath parkrun

Dartford Heath parkrun

Weekly free 5km timed run

Medway junior parkrun

Medway junior parkrun

It is a 2k event for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead.

Great Lines parkrun

Great Lines parkrun

Weekly free 5km timed run

Sittingbourne parkrun

Sittingbourne parkrun

Weekly free 5km timed run

Malling parkrun

Malling parkrun

Weekly free 5km timed run

Lullingstone parkrun

Lullingstone parkrun

Weekly free 5km timed run