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Run England                                                                                                                                                      

Run England is the official England Athletics recreational running project designed to get the whole country healthy and active, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, shape, exercise background or geographic location. From beginners to jog leaders to club membership, Run England offers inexpensive, accessible, social way of getting fitter.

The Role of Run England includes:

  • enabling people to join registered groups
  • enabling people to join Run England (free membership)
  • supporting affiliated running clubs and other partners in the provision of running groups for an increasing range of people
  • training more and more people to qualify as running group leaders through the Leadership in Running Fitness qualification

Train your girls to become Run England Leaders

Leadership in Running Fitness is England Athletics’ specialist training course for running group leaders. It’s the starting point for all those who wish to lead a running group in their community, workplace or school. This one day course provides a qualification, leader’s licence and insurance. Please download the leaflet for more information including contact details for your Area Coordinator.

Run England Information Leaflet >

Athletics Coaching and Leadership Courses

To gain further information on other Athletics Coaching and Leadership courses which are available, please click here >

Athletic Activators

England Athletics also have an Athletics Activators 3 hour workshop which was designed in partnership with StreetGames. This may be ideal for the new leaders emerging through your Us Girls projects.

For more information visit or contact helen [dot] crowley [at] streetgames [dot] org 


Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. They are community events which take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and people of all abilities are encouraged take part. parkrun helps local volunteers set up events using the 'parkrun-in-a-box' concept. parkrun is sponsored by adidas, GSK Lucozade, The London Marathon and Sweatshop in the UK.

For more information visit


AthleFIT is the brand new fitness programme from England Athletics which conbines athletics with a fun and exciting programme of getting and keeping fit and will "take athletics to the people" providing accessible non competitive fitness sessions based upon athletics. Visit AthleFIT for more info.