Runner's World becomes official magazine of run2work


Join #run2workday on Thursday 5 February and see how easy it is to run to or from work, whether all or part of the way, get fit and healthy, and donate the travel money you save to charity.

Runner's World, the UK’s best-selling running magazine joins Buxton Water and Hoka One One as the latest Partner to support the run2work movement.

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As the champion of running in the UK, Runner's World will encourage its readers and website visitors to get active and run to, at, or from work on a regular basis, whether part or all the way.  Women's Health and Men's Health magazines will also join Runner's World in providing expert tips and advice for people of all standards to help them make a regular habit of run-commuting, and with reminders to join in #run2workday, the first Thursday of every month.  The next #run2workday is Thursday 5 February.

Research by the Royal Holloway University of London shows the number of people run-commuting has more than doubled in the last two years, while research from Cambridge University shows physical inactivity is a greater killer than obesity.  As a result, there has never been a more important time to encourage and support people doing at least 20 minutes of physical activity a day and including running in their daily commute.

Alun Williams, Group Publishing Director of Hearst-Rodale UK, said, "Runner's World has always been at the forefront of promoting the benefits of running for all, irrespective of age, background or ability level.  Our partnership with run2work is a logical step in our goal to create a nation of runners who are healthier, fitter and happier."

Gordon Lott, founder of run2work, said, "The run2work movement is going from strength to strength, with more and more businesses encouraging employees to incorporate running in to their daily commute, whether part or all the way.  Much of our challenge is about education and inspiration, helping people realise it is much easier and more beneficial than they imagine to run to, at or from work.  Hearst-Rodale UK and its suite of leading titles will be an invaluable partner in getting these messages across and helping us create genuine social change."

It doesn’t matter how far you run – part way, to the station, from the tube or Park & Ride, or all the way.  Running for just 10 minutes is better for you than taking public transport.  Running to work is quicker than you think – for example, in London, it takes on average just 27 minutes at a slow jog to get from London’s 8 mainline train stations to any Zone 1 tube station.  For the quicker runners among you, it will take on average just 15 minutes.  run2work has created a Route Planner showing how long it will take you to run to any destination in the UK, and enable people to set up run2work groups on Facebook with friends from work or home so they motivate and support each other.

Why not register a running group at your workplace with Run England and benefit from free publicity and support. To find out more, visit

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