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Get Involved

Loughborough Uni Beginners

Tuesday 4th October

RunFit 24

Wednesday 5th October

Poplar Running Club

Monday 3rd October

Go-Tri Loughborough

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 (09:00 - 10:00)

Leicester Marathon

Sun, 23 Oct 2016

Coalville 10km

Sun, 30 Oct 2016 (10:30 - 16:00)

4th Leicester City 5k Winter Series

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 (19:30 - 22:00)

What is Running?

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

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.


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.


Running is free, you can do it anywhere.


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 Run England can help you find a beginners running group in your local area.


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



To support World Mental Health Day on Monday 10th October England Athletics are encouraging people to #runandtalk to improve their mental wellbeing through running and to break down the stigma associa

Active Family Week

Sport and physical activity is an important part of all our lives and keeping active can often be difficult around family life. So why not do it together?

Couch to 5k

The NHS Couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or for half an hour, in just nine weeks.

Feel Alive from 65 Week

26th September - 2nd October. A week full of over 240 physical activity taster sessions to promote active living in older adults, including Tai Chi, Health Walks and Gardening.

This Girl Can Week

This special campaign week is designed to inspire our local ladies to increase their activity levels.

Local Programmes

Local Beginner Running Groups

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS) can help you to take on a new challenge, lose weight, be healthier and meet new people in one easy way; Run England! Click on the title for more details.

Local Parkruns

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

National Programmes


Run England is inviting everyone to give running a go and celebrate #whywerun!


parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

Run England

Run England is the official England Athletics recreational running project which aims to get the whole nation running.

Run England 3-2-1

Run England 3-2-1 is Run England's project which aims to provide a range of marked out running or jogging routes across the country that anyone can have a go at.

Local Contacts

Kimberley Angell

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Running Activator


  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
    Sport England
    Age UK L&R
    Harborough District Council
  • Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Leicestershire County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
    Loughborough University
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    British Heart Foundation


  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    East Midlands Platform
    Leicestershire County Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Equality Standard
  • County Sport Network
    Rutland County Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Loughborough University
    Sport England
  • Harborough District Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Blaby District Council
  • Age UK L&R