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
We welcome the UK Government’s statement today [22 February] on an initial step towards the resumption of outdoor sport.
We have been in regular dialogue with both Sport England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) during this period and, at the same time, scenario planning around the safe and progressive return of our sport ahead of the Prime Minister unveiling his plan for the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions in England.
We will now seek further clarity from Sport England and DCMS on the details contained within the UK Government’s roadmap and remain optimistic about the return on 29 March of athletics, running, training and other activity in clubs and groups and then for the safe return of competition and the sport more widely.
As soon as we have more information, we will make an announcement on our website and through our social media channels.
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.
New Tips and Advice web pages
- 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.
2021 RunTogether webinars
- Tuesday 16 March 6.30-8pm: All things RunTogether Digital (platform, Apps)
To sign up, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
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 8
1. Amy McCarthy (MadRunners) 6024
2. Sofia Poole (Notts Women Runners) 5880
3. Paula Simpson (Notts Women Runners) 5760
1. Mark Hurst (MadRunners) 6690
2, Neil Adshead-Prosser (Heathfield Park Runners) 6120
3. John Oakey (Ready2Run Eden) 5793
2. Ready2Run Eden
3. Notts Women Runners
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)
RunTogether in numbers
- 148,055 Active Runners
- 204,516 Total Sessions
- 1,392,992 Total Bookings
- 2,851 RunTogether Groups