Running is a great form of exercise that can be done by anyone, anytime, anywhere. For most people, running is a way to keep fit and can be done at any pace, and over any distance, around your local parks or towns.

Running really is a sport for everyone. It’s good for the heart, prevents osteoporosis by strengthening bones and tendons, improves mental health and is a great way to de-stress.

Join your local Running Group

Running with a group is great for motivation and you’ll make lots of new friends along the way. We have over 60 running groups in Kent, welcoming men, women and children over the age of 11, whatever their ability or fitness level. These groups are led by qualified and British Athletics insured Run Leaders or Coaches who are there to support you every step of the way. They offer beginner-friendly sessions throughout the year and have helped thousands of people take up running in the county.

Click here for a list of running groups

Find your nearest Running Route

Running is so accessible because you can do it anywhere, anytime. All it really takes is getting outside. We have over 30 permanently marked running routes in Kent to support our growing running community. They can be used by anyone, from walkers and joggers, through to more experienced runners.

Click here to find your nearest route

Train for your first Running Event

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your first running event here in Kent. For anyone new to running, signing up to your first event is a great way to stay motivated, stay on track and keep focussed on your running goals. Whether it’s a free weekly parkrun, a 5k charity fun run, a 10km road run, or a half to full marathon, there really is something for everyone in Kent.

Event Listings

Local race organisers

Find a Guide

If you are visually impaired, Run Together have a growing database of trained, licensed Guide Runners to help you start or continue running safely. Enter your town or postcode to find a Guide Runner near you.

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