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British Athletics

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England Athletics

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Get Involved

Leaflet Drop

Tuesday 25th September

Sorting Stuff At Scope

Tuesday 9th October

Making Up Goody Bags

Tuesday 16th October

RaceRunning Taster Session

Fri, 28 Sep 2018 (10:00 - 13:00)

Antler Run

Sun, 30 Sep 2018 (09:30 - 12:30)

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 2018

Beacon Trail 10K & Half Marathon 2018

Sun, 07 Oct 2018 (09:45 - 13:00)

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.


National Parks Week: 22-29 July

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.

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

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.

RunTogether Leicester-Shire & Rutland

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...

National Programmes

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.

Guide Running - Find a Guide

Running is a great way to get fit, enjoy the outdoors and meet other people. England Athletics and British Blind Sport have created the Find a Guide Database to help you start, get back to or stay run


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.

Local Contacts

Nicky Nealon

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Running Activator

Volunteering Opportunities


    Sport England
    Melton LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
    Active Leicester
    O&W LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA
    County Sport Network


  • Safeguarding
    Melton LSA
  • Sport England
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
  • H&B LSA
    Equality Standard
  • O&W LSA
    County Sport Network
    Blaby LSA