Be Back to Fit

Be Back to Fit with the Dark Fate Challenge

To celebrate the launch of this autumn’s must-see action movie, Terminator: Dark Fate, DW Fitness First have created 5 exclusive fitness programmes plus The Dark Fate Challenge, the ultimate fitness challenge.

Each Back to Fit programme has a set goal in mind, whether that’s working your way up to completing the Dark Fate Challenge itself, losing weight or increasing overall strength and fitness.

The Dark Fate Challenge consists of 8 exercises against the clock, testing your strength, speed and stamina, so whether you’re sprinting or leaping through explosions, the challenge will put you to the test to see if you have what it takes to face the Rev-9 head-on.

Click here to find out more and get a free 3-day pass 


Satellite Clubs group funding

The Satellite Clubs programme for 2019-2020 is giving RunTogether groups the opportunity to apply for a package of support to encourage more young people aged 14-25 to start or become more physically active through running. Up to £550 is available per group.

Click here to find out more and download application form 


#RunAndTalk Week 2019

Thanks to all of you who hosted or joined a #RunAndTalk run last week.  It’s been our most successful #RunAndTalk campaign yet with a record number of registered runs taking place up and down the country.  It’s been great to see people joining in the conversation on social media and it’s not too late to share images from your runs using our hashtag.  It’s good to #RunAndTalk!

Did you #RunAndTalk? Click here to complete the survey!


Visually Impaired Running Champions

Welcome on board to our newly appointed VI Running Champions who will be working in 5 areas across the country to support visually impaired people and guide runners to connect through Find a Guide and RunTogether.

Click here to find out more about them and where they are (PDF download)


Keep Your Running On Track This Winter with Merino…

Stay chafe-free and warm ‘down below’ this winter with the Runderwear Merino underwear range. The range combines the natural sweat-wicking and antibacterial properties of Merino with Runderwear’s chafe-free design and ergonomic fit.
Choose from men’s and women’s running briefs, women’s hipster style underwear and a men’s boxer. Enter the code EA20 at the checkout to claim your exclusive RunTogether discount.

Click here to shop for men

Click here to shop for women


Safety is a top priority

Running at night comes with its own set of challenges: from terrain, to lighting and safety. With experience, you will get ever more comfortable with the sensation of night-time running, so as the darker autumnal nights draw nearer, don’t let that stop you from pulling on your trainers and joining your fellow runners. 

Being able to hear at night is extremely important for your safety, so keep your ears free and open to the sounds around you.

Running with AfterShokz Aeropex , which are the latest flagship headphones from AfterShokz featuring advanced bone conduction technology, allows you to hear everything around you, while also listening to your tunes, podcasts, and audiobooks.

Use EA20 to get a pair of Aeropex for yourself at AfterShokz website:


We Are Undefeatable

A major new campaign has been launched to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England. We Are Undefeatable aims to help those with conditions such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s to build physical activity into their lives. The campaign is led by a collaboration of 15 leading health and social care charities along with support from Sport England.

To support the campaign UK Coaching have provided a guide to coaching people with long term health conditions. The guide can help all Run Leaders to support people living with a health condition to take part in running.

Click here to find out more

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RunTogether Groups and Leaders recognised at England Athletics Volunteer Award

West Midlands - RunTogether Group: Lickey End Striders & Leader: Mark Jeffery
click here to read their stories
East - RunTogether Group: Herts Girls Can & Leader: Helene Bolton
click here to read their stories
Yorkshire & Humberside - RunTogether Group: Trail Snails Bingley & Leader: Paul Whitehurst
click here to read their stories
North East - RunTogether Group: Durham Mums on the Run & Leader: Simon Lynch
click here to read their stories
South West - Run Together Group: Highbridge Ladies Running Club & Leader: Hannah Lees
click here to read their stories

Our other regions haven't had their presentations yet - so read about them and our National Awards in the next edition!

Volunteer winners

Unsung heroes of the month

Congratulations RunTogether Coulsdon Runners, you have WON the September GOTM title!

Coulsdon Runners are a relaxed running group based in Coulsdon, South London. They offer an 8-week beginners' running course as well as two intermediate running groups a week.  They also meet at weekends for longer runs to prepare their runners for any events they have signed up to. Group member, Louise, emailed us to let us know why they deserve to win. She said ‘It is just the most supportive and encouraging group ever! We have runners progressing from complete beginners to running 5k without stopping. Our runners from intermediate groups always volunteer to help at these sessions, running in the middle of the group and we always have a volunteer tail runner. There are Intermediates sessions where no matter the level of the running everyone works hard and to their own level. We also have weekend long runs, and had several runners train for and complete the London Marathon this year. Everyone supports each other - whether joining another on a training run, running with them to help get a PB at a race, coming and cheering and supporting at events - or simply drinks together and supportive texts and Facebook posts. They are simply the BEST.'

Well done Coulsdon Runners, you have won one pair of New Balance trainers.

To nominate your Group for the chance to WIN, email

Congratulations Wendy Cook, you are our Run Leader of the month!

Nominated by runner Rebecca from RunTogether Rushmere Community Runners. 
The group are a free running community that meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and has multiple Run Leaders to support their runners. Rebecca said about Wendy: ‘She is an amazing lead and constantly inspires anyone who joins the fabulous fun filled weekly social runs. She's got her own incredible journey to share, starting running only a couple of years ago, transforming herself, and now building up to an ultra!! She oozes love for running. On top of this she puts her heart and soul into being a great Run Leader to help others achieve their own personal goals. She plans the most fabulous routes for our group, building in elements specially for those of us in the group to keep us loving our weekly jaunts. It is truly wonderful to see how far we have all come, and new members are welcomed with open arms and supported and encouraged all the way round. Currently we're running the best trail routes, opening us up to the beautiful countryside on our doorsteps that we never knew existed.’ Rebecca goes on to say how she didn’t expect to find a love for running when she first started Couch to 5k in January of this year. She said ‘the absolute best part of the week is our Thursday social runs with Wendy, she is truly amazing!’

Well done Wendy, you have won a pair of New Balance trainers.

To nominate your Run Leader for the chance to WIN, email

Rushmere Community Runners