Here for you
Whether you’re contemplating your first ever run, your first 5km event or your first marathon, we are here to provide support and advice to help you to achieve your goals.
Tips and advice
To help you get started on your running journey, we have friendly advice on popular topics such as ‘walking your first run’ and ‘useful running kit’.
We often hear that physical activity is good for physical and mental well-being, but we also understand that having a mental health problem can make it difficult to get started. Find out how our #runandtalk programme, including a network of volunteer Mental Health Champions, has been created to support people who are experiencing mental health problems to start, get back to, or continue running.Find Out More
Find a Guide
Our aim is to make running accessible to everyone in England. If you have a visual impairment, our ‘Find a Guide’ database has been created to help you find a local guide runner. We have guides who run at all paces, whether you're a beginner or want to run on a track. All our guides have attended a Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop and have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.
We also have information on how you can become a guide runner.
Run Leader support
If you’re a registered RunTogether Run Leader, we have session plans, warm-ups and cool downs available to download. You can also find out about events and continued learning workshops for leaders.Run Leader Support
If you can't get along to a RunTogether Group or want to add more run sessions in between group runs, download our easy-to-follow training plans free of charge.
Clubs and competitions
If you’re keen to compete regularly in running races, you may prefer to join a running club rather than a group. Certain running races, such as some cross country leagues, require you to be a member of an England Athletics affiliated running club.
During the week of 13th-19th May 2019 England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity are encouraging young people to #RunAndRevise to take a break from exam revision and improve their mental wellbeing through running. Through a digital campaign we’ll be encouraging young people to take a break from studying or exam revision and run one mile or further and have a chat during the 13th-19th May as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. They can do this either with friends, family or colleagues at a time and location of their choice or by joining one of the organised runs at an England Athletics club or RunTogether group. Search for runs and book on here (live 29th April). Organised runs are planned by England Athletics partners, affiliated clubs and RunTogether Groups. They are led by a UKA qualified leader or coach and most finish with an optional social element, so participants can go for a drink or something similar afterwards. Anyone of any running ability can join a run even if they’ve never run before and are not a member of that club or group. Organised runs may however have specific age ranges so participants will need to check the information for the run they wish to join. Some runs will have a volunteer Mental Health Champion(s) present. All our friendly Champions have lived experience of mental health problems themselves or through close family or friends and are passionate about improving mental well-being through running. Anyone can take part in #RunAndRevise. 1 in 8 (13%) young people aged 5 to 19 years has at least one mental health problem. This has risen from 1 in 10 of 5 to 15 years when assessed in 2004. Running can help everyone’s mental well-being. We can all play a part in breaking down the stigma attached to mental health.How can you get involved and when?