New running groups set up on board a cruise ship!


Staying fit and healthy on holiday is now part of the daily routine with a new running programme on board Royal Caribbean International’s activity-packed cruise ship Independence of the Seas. Launched on Saturday 2 June 2012, on board Royal Caribbean Runners running groups are available exclusively onboard Independence of the Seas and open to all guests.

The adrenalin-focused cruise line recently teamed up with Run England and Sport England to deliver a new on board running programme designed to aid holidaymakers in getting, and staying, fit. As well as running, the cruise line is credited with bringing sports such as surfing, rock climbing and ice skating to life at sea through its comprehensive on-board facilities.

With such a significant year of sport for the UK, ‘Royal Caribbean Runners’ encourages guests of all abilities to take part and consider running and walking as part of their everyday lives. Olympic gold medalist and Royal Caribbean fan, Sally Gunnell has been backing the new onboard programme and has created a motivational video which will be available to guests on board. Sally’s advice follows her own personal experiences on active family holidays with Royal Caribbean International.

The running sessions are led by members of the onboard sports activity team who have completed a Leadership in Running & Fitness course and are fully fledged leaders!

Guests can find out full details of the Royal Caribbean Runners groups by talking to the onboard sports team or in the daily cruise compass. 

As well as the Royal Caribbean Runners groups on board Independence of the Seas, Royal Caribbean International has continued to support Run England running groups on land by providing incentives to encourage new groups, and existing groups to complete weekly training plans. Any guest who joins a Royal Caribbean Runners group during their cruise, will also receive a free running t-shirt when they sign up to a Run England group back home.
For more info regarding the onboard running groups please go to or for info about all the Run England groups

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