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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

Guidance update at 24th February further to the UK Government’s new road map

And what this means for RunTogether groups

We are pleased to confirm that running groups can return outdoors from the 29 March subject to the new UK Government road map and guidance.

Full guidance details for running and athletics can be found on the England Athletics website 

We have summarised below what this means for you as a RunTogether Runner or Run Leader, across the four ‘steps’.

Until 29 March 
Current restrictions apply so we can run with one other person only and observing social distancing rules.

From 29 March until 21 June
Group numbers are unlimited if Covid secure practices (action plans / risk assessments etc.) are in place. Please ensure ratios are followed i.e. 1:12 ratio for run leader to runners.
If Covid secure practices cannot be put into place your group size is limited to 6.

From June 21st *
Group numbers are unlimited and social distancing rules including Covid secure risk assessments no longer apply.
Note: It is still the case that RunTogether advises group sizes are kept following the appropriate ratios i.e. 1:12
*Please note, this may change subject to further government guidance issued.

Stay safe. Stay positive and thank you for your patience and support.

The RunTogether Team.

 

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RunTogether launches social media campaign in support of better mental health

RunTogether has long supported Runners and Run Leaders with improving mental health. The most sort-after benefits of running in groups are social connectivity, friendships and fun. All these benefits play a key role in our mental health.

But in these challenging times, mental health is more of a challenge for many of us. Even not being able to run in a group is a challenge. However, many of our groups interact virtually and or runners ‘buddy up’ and run 1:2:1, as allowed under Government restrictions. RunTogether still supports our existing community as well as new runners with access to mental health champions; and while #RunAndTalk isn’t in a group format, you can still experience the benefits of running and talking with one other.

Our campaign also directs people to our new web page where you can find tools such as a Wellbeing Countdown Calendar, organisations that can help, and advice and resources - especially regarding Covid-19 and mental health - as well as information from our partner Mind.

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New Tips and Advice web pages

These include:

  • Training advice for beginner, intermediate and advanced runners.
  • Information on equipment and running gear.
  • Tips on helping your health and wellbeing.
  • Tips and interviews with expert runners.
  • Information on how to support runners with disabilities.

We aim to continue to update this section with new content and hopefully, stories and updates from you - our RunTogether community. 

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2021 RunTogether webinars

Future dates:

  • Tuesday 16 March 6.30-8pm: All things RunTogether Digital (platform, Apps)
    Click to sign up
  • Tuesday 20 April 6.30-8pm: How to keep your runners engaged
    Click to sign up
  • Tuesday 25 May 6.30-8pm: Social Media & Marketing Hints and Tips
    Click to sign up
  • Tuesday 8 June 6.30-8pm: Digital overview of website and apps
    Click to sign up
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Weekly30 Run Challenge

With group running and mass participation events currently restricted, the Weekly30 Run Challenge gives individuals a perfect incentive to run on a weekly basis whilst also proudly representing their club and their sport.

Once registered, participants complete their weekly 30 minute run at any time on a Saturday or Sunday and then upload evidence of their run to OpenTrack. Both total distance and average distance contribute to overall league tables and weekly winners are also announced.

We’ve created a new Weekly30 Run Challenge for 2021 – resetting the 2020 challenge results so that competitors can see their scores count towards a new year!

Weekly30 podium for 2021 Week 9

RunTogether women
1. Sofia Poole (Notts Women Runners) 6039
2. Paula Simpson (Notts Women Runners) 5890
3. Penny Sandhu-McKenna (Notts Women Runners) 5722

RunTogether men
1. Ronnie Irwin (MadRunners) 6900
2. Mark Jeffrey (Baswich Run4Fun) 6347
3. Kieron McKenna (MadRunners) 6050

RunTogether groups
1. MadRunners
2. Ready2Run Eden
3. Notts Women Runners

2021 Total Distance: RunTogether Groups
1. Notts Women Runners (2,167,234)
2. MadRunners (327,823)
3. Ready2Run Eden (282, 745)

Click here for the full results from OpenTrack

National Volunteer Awards - winners announced!

Volunteers across the country were rewarded for their outstanding contribution to athletics and running recently as we announced the winners of our England Athletics National Volunteer Awards. These awards also included RunTogether Leader of the Year and RunTogether Group of the year.

RunTogether Leader of the Year

• Winner: Julie Smith – Quarrington Hill Runners
• Runner-up: Jane Vongvorachoti – Run Higher Collective

RunTogether Group of the year

• Winner: Team Caterpillar (Yorkshire & Humberside region
• Runner-up: Lions Running Community (North West region)

Click here to find out more, see who won the other awards and watch again the full live stream.

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