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.

Recently Steve Cram, British running great of the 1980s, 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!).

This video shows members who run at Sutton Park in Birmingham and demonstrates how running is for everyone and how everyone can have that feel good factor.

In the short time the initiative has been ‘running’, more than 14,000 people have joined up for FREE membership and there are now approximately 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.

Run England has a vibrant online community with more than 4000 Likes on Facebook and 1000 followers on Twitter. It’s evident that runners love to talk, so 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 the Group Finder map at

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

Run England