Running for everybody one step closer with Run England


Run England’s aim is to help provide running for everybody through fun and friendly local running groups with qualified group leaders and we’re getting closer and closer to our goal all the time.

None other than Steve Cram – British running great of the 1980s – recently praised the efforts of Sunderland Harriers who have set up new Run England groups to get people ready for the new Marathon of the North and the Sunderland City 10k.

Now is an important time for Run England with a number of local launches taking place around the country (story coming soon - keep checking the news page!).

Watch the short YouTube video below with some of our members who run at Sutton Park in Birmingham to get an idea of the feel good feeling that Run England is all about!

In the short time we’ve been ‘running’, more than 14k people and joined up for our free membership and there are now just about 700 running groups across the country, all led by qualified and insured (and fantastic!) group leaders who have completed the Leadership in Running Fitness course.

We’ve also built up a vibrant online community with more than 4k Likes on Facebook and 1k followers on Twitter... and it’s evident that runners love to talk, so do join the conversation and get involved.

Joining a Run England group near you can help give you the motivation and safety you need whether you are beginning your running journey, have got a taste for running and would like to improve or if you’re returning to running after a long layoff. You can find your nearest running group using our Group Finder map at homepage benefits

Run England is the official England Athletics recreational running initiative which aims to get the nation running. Regardless of your age, fitness level, aspiration, background or location you can be a part of England’s running community. Run England is here to help and encourage more people to run, and to run more often. Join at

When joining, make sure you subscribe to our eRunner newsletter which has news, tips and how to claim our special offers and much more. And keep an eye on the Run England website for updates too! Running is the most accessible sport out there, but having the right kit is helpful. The below offers are exclusively for members and are designed to help you in your running journey:

  • 25% off Run England T shirts
  • 15% off Sunwise sunglasses
  • 7.5% off other kit at the England Athletics store
  • £15 off any non-sale running shoes at Sweatshop
  • Plus plenty more offers and competitions to watch out for!

There are also accurately marked and safe running routes being marked out across the country for runners to use in their own time. Find out more at

A big thanks to everyone who is a part of Run England, hopefully Run England has been a part of your running journey so far and helped you stay healthy, happy, motivated and safe!

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