Welcome to the home of RunTogether.
RunTogether provides fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone: whatever your ability or time availability. We believe running / jogging is more fun and easier to become part of your lifestyle when shared with others. Try one of our group runs to find out for yourself. #BetterTogether #RunTogether
#RunAndTalk Week 2021 - Sue Bennett's story
Throughout #RunAndTalk week we’re hearing from a number of people about how running has helped their mental health. This is Sue Bennett’s story:
In 1997 I was diagnosed with MS, a devastating blow for me. Moving forwards and with my confidence beginning to increase, I became a Games Maker at London 2012. This coincided with the start of parkrun in my hometown. I joined a local social running group, made a lot of new friends, and eventually completed 3 marathons in 3 weeks, raising a lot of money for the MSUK Charity. I noticed that there was a need for a group that wished a slower pace and thus my first beginners’ group was born. I was asked to help be part of a new health initiative, run by our local council, 'Run England' (later RunTogether), and we became quite successful.
Run Leader Award August 2021
We are pleased to announce our first Run Leader Award winner - under Kukri’s sponsorship and for August 2021 - is Nicola Heron, Run Leader, LetsRunRugby. Accepting her award, Nicola said:"I'm passionate about getting people involved in running, as it's had such a positive impact on my life and I want to share that with others." Nicola has received a Kukri gilet as her award prize – thank you Kukri.
Make your nominations!
And don’t forget Run Leaders can nominate a runner for the Runner Award for September. Click here for more information and to nominate online.
"Winter motivations" is up next in the Run leader webinar series
Our newest Run Leader webinar is up next on Tuesday 12th October at 6.30pm. The webinar aims to help ensure your group and run sessions are as inclusive as possible. Our head of inclusion and diversity will talk about what is meant by 'inclusivity and diversity' and how RunTogether offers running opportunities for everyone -- whatever a runner's ability, age or background may be. The webinar will offer tips and advice and provide links to information resources.
As we say in RunTogether, we are #BetterTogether.
The next webinars will be in November: Partner Offers
Read our latest blog - 'an amazing autumn awaits'
When it comes to running, autumn has it all. It’s not too dark and cold, or come to that too hot; in fact, it’s pretty much perfect whether you’re just getting going or planning to add a bit more to your summer fitness programme. Your body and mind will thank you in so many ways.
It's time to celebrate!
We have officially reached 3000 RunTogether groups!
That's 3000 groups of people of all abilities, ethnicity, and demographics - from a few members each to over 100! RunTogether are one of if not the largest group recreational running programme in England, and we're all about community, friendships and the opportunity to experience running in different guises.
We absolutely love to see all of the RunTogether runners enjoying their group runs up and down the country each week. Got a special RunTogether story to share? We'd love to hear it, and you could be featured on our website and in our next RunTogether newsletter!
Waiting List functionality is now available on RunTogether runs!
This means that you have the option to turn on waiting list functionality for your runs, allowing runners to be notified if someone cancels and a place becomes available on one of your group runs. The waiting list functionality can be turned on via the admin area when you create your run and can be set to automatic or manual.
Latest Covid Guidelines
As of Monday 19 July, most restrictions in England relating to COVID-19 have been eased. This of course is very positive for the return of athletics and running across the country. This is fantastic news for the sport but the pandemic is far from over and is it important that we encourage the continued implementation of some of the safeguarding measures that as a society we have put into place over the last 18 months.
Sign-up for our Virtual Coach programme and take part in the Vitality Running World Cup
RunTogether, as part of England Athletics is pleased to support the Vitality Running World Cup – the first ever global virtual running event where you can represent your country and compete against the world! And to help anyone entering, England Athletics has created new and bespoke Virtual Coach training programmes.
You can join the Vitality Running World Cup for free by downloading the App. The tournament takes place 21 September to 10 October 2021.
You have to sign up for Vitality Running World Cup individually, but once signed up within the app, you and your fellow RunTogether Runners / Run Leaders RunTogether can compete as a team (for your country). It would be awesome if you could identify your group as a RunTogether Group!
By signing up to the England Athletics Virtual Coach programme, you can access training plans, performance coaches and expert support so you can be fighting fit to run for your country and enjoy this unique virtual running event.
RunTogether in numbers
- 166,920 Active Runners
- 249,516 Total Sessions
- 1,686,445 Total Bookings
- 3,019 RunTogether Groups