Do you know a potential new Run Leader?
We're delighted to say that RunTogether is growing at a rate of knots, with over 60,000 runners now registered and new people joining every day. Thank you for all you do to make this possible!
To ensure we have enough runs for all our new runners to join, we're on the lookout for new Run Leaders. This could be to help you add new sessions to your RunTogether Group or perhaps setting up a new group at a workplace, school gate or simply nearer to home.
Have any of your runners expressed an interest in becoming a leader or perhaps a friend, family member or colleague? There's no minimum standard of running required to become a leader, it's just about having a friendly, supportive nature to help others on their running journey.
To help people who may be interested in becoming a Run Leader we've put together a special package, available until 30th June 2018.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is coming...
You've no doubt received numerous emails from companies that email you regularly about GDPR, a change in the law regarding how personal data is handled. The new law comes into effect on May 25th, 2018, and it's important as a Run Leader that you're aware of what this means for you.
We have recently made a number of enhancements to the RunTogether website to ensure that we are fully compliant with all GDPR legislation.
Use of the RunTogether website is offered to our groups and leaders to help reduce the administration involved in running your group but also to help you manage the data that you hold on runners securely and in line with latest legislation.
To find out more about the changes we have made, the benefits of using the RunTogether website and the impact GDPR could have on how you manage your group please click the button below.
GROUP OF THE MONTH
We've been inundated with nominations for RunTogether Highbridge Ladies Running Club and are so pleased to award them Group of the Month (for the second time!) and to share some of the great feedback from their runners:
"We have just celebrated our first year anniversary and what a year it has been. We started with 30 ladies that couldn't run into ladies that can now run 5k and 10k with ease and some of us have even just completed our second half marathon. This year has been truly life changing and have made so many friends through it. So proud to belong to HLRC" -Linda
"An inspirational and amazing club with very supportive ladies week in and week out. "-Lindsey
"Here in Somerset raising money for local charities as well as promoting the health benefits of running to all we cross paths with. The club really has changed my life and I can see us being together for years to come."-Sarah
Could your group be next month's winner?
To nominate your group for 'Group of the Month', please email us with more information about your group and why they should be the next winner of this title!
2018 Volunteer Awards #ItCantHappenWithoutU
England Athletics (founders of RunTogether) are passionate about celebrating the amazing work volunteers do to make our amazing sport happen every day.
To recognise our unsung heroes, nominations for the 2018 Volunteer Awards are now open and this year there are two dedicated RunTogether categories - Leader of the Year and Group of the Year along with other categories your leaders or group might be eligible for, such as the Inclusion Award.
Whether you want to nominate a fellow Run Leader or your Group for the part they play in the community, nominate them today to get them in the running to be recognised!
It's quick and easy to make a nomination, just click the big blue button below and complete the form.
Nominations close 12pm, 16th July 2018.
DW Fitness First: Exclusive 4 month gym membership
As the official retail and fitness partner of RunTogether, DW Fitness First have created a four month ‘WE ARE RUNNERS’ membership package exclusively for you.
Membership includes everything you need to support your training and make fitness a part of your life. With full access to the latest fitness equipment, a wide range of group classes & workouts, and dedicated support from their certified experts.
There are a number of membership tiers, click here to find your local club.
Race For Life - Save 30%
Cancer Research UK's Race for Life brings millions of women together to support life-saving cancer research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.
Take on a 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy or Half Marathon at one of 300 events across the UK. Whichever event you choose, THIS IS BEATING CANCER.
Run Leaders can enter the code RUNLEA18 for 30% off and RunTogether runners can use RUNGRO18 for £2 off any Race for Life event.
Why not organise for your group to run it together?
RunTogether Group Applications NOW OPEN
Our #runandtalk campaign supported by Mind, the mental health charity, aims to improve mental health in England through running:
- Getting people talking about mental health, sharing their experiences and removing stigma
- Providing support and guidance to raise awareness of mental health problems
- Supporting people experiencing mental health problems to be physically active through running, whether that is to support them in starting, returning to or continuing to run
RunTogether Groups can apply to be part of the #runandtalk programme, hosting runs for people experiencing mental health challenges and appointing Mental Health Champions within their group.
Applications will be taken four times each year during application windows which will open for a month at a time. Once appointed, Mental Health Champions are provided with guidance and advice to support them in their role.
Applications are now OPEN until the end of May 2018.
RunTogether: growing by the day!
- 65,573 Registered Runners
- 447,442 Run Sessions Booked
- 1,726 RunTogether Groups