Active Together Running
Please note: Due to the current lockdown all running groups have been suspended until further notice.
Active Together running provides free, friendly and inclusive running opportunities for everyone in Leicestershire. Our friendly qualified run leaders are there to support and guide you on your running journey, encouraging and motivating you to achieve your goals and aspirations.
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm new to running, where do I start?
There are lots of running groups around Leicestershire ranging in length and ability, from couch 2 5K, beginners running and park runs. See the running in Leicestershire section to find a run group suitable to your needs.
What if I can't keep up with the group?
Don't worry, the run leader will make sure everyone is supported and running at a pace comfortable to them. On some of the runs there is someone leading from behind also.
What do I need to wear?
For safety and comfort, we suggest comfortable, suitable clothing and footwear that you can move about easily. Don't forget to bring some water too.
Do I need to book on to a run session?
No you can just turn up at the meeting point. We do advise you turn up 10 minutes before to your first run so the run leader can discuss with you the walk.
You're performing the exercises linked from our website at your own risk
Whilst every effort has been made to verify the information on the Active Together and associated pages, LRS is not responsible for the accuracy or content of external websites. Whilst taking part in physical activity, participants should ensure they take part at a level which is appropriate to them and their health and are responsible for ensuring they check the credentials and health and safety requirements for each activity. It is recommended that participants follow the Chief Medical Officers Guidelines for physical activity. Participants will choose to utilise these links and take part in activities at their own risk.
If you're unsure about your ability, it might be wise to start gradually and build up. Please feel free to refer to the UK Chief Medical Officer's Physical Activity Guidelines when determining the level of activity appropriate to you.
Make sure you warm up and cool down to prevent injury, and make sure you keep hydrated.
Stop the exercises immediately if you feel faint or unwell, and if you still feel dizzy or unwell have a rest. Next time try something less strenuous, building up your activity gradually.
Finally, please continue to follow the government's guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.