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Running isn’t just for the super-fit. Anyone can give running a go, and if even if you’ve never felt the urge to go for a run in your life, there are lots of ways to get started. Running is a fantastic activity for building your general fitness and losing weight, and can also help strengthen your muscles and build stronger bones.

If you’re just starting out you can run alone, or you can buddy up with a friend or family member for moral support. For those looking to get social, there are also loads of running groups and organised group runs happening across the county on a regular basis. It really doesn’t matter how fast or how far you go – just getting those legs moving can make a real difference to your health and wellbeing. Please seek medical advice if you’re unsure about exercising with an existing health condition.

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Activities

Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k is a simple running plan for beginners, designed to help you work your way up from nothing, to being able to run 5km in a matter of...

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Keeping Active during the Menopause

Keeping Active during the Menopause

Menopause is a complex stage of life, and sustaining fitness and activity at this point is life changing when it comes to dealing with menopausal symptoms and overall wellbeing. Menopause...

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Get fit for Charity

Get fit for Charity

Want to get fit and give something back? Signing up to take part in an event for charity can be a great way to start your fitness journey.

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parkrun

parkrun

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed community events that are open to everyone. There are 24 parkruns and 13 junior parkruns across Kent & Medway.

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Find Your Way – Virtual Orienteering

Find Your Way – Virtual Orienteering

Find Your Way is a collaboration between orienteering clubs and local community partnerships to get more people engaged and active in their local spaces through virtual orienteering activities.

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Find a guide runner near you

Find a guide runner near you

England Athletics have a national database of guide runners known as 'Find a Guide' to help visually impaired individuals find and contact licensed Guide Runners near them.

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5k Your Way – Move Against Cancer

5k Your Way – Move Against Cancer

5k Your Way is a community-based initiative to encourage those living with and beyond cancer, families, friends, and those working in cancer services to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer...

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Outdoors Is Free

Outdoors Is Free

During a time of rising living costs and record high fuel prices, we want to help you and your family stay active this summer without feeling the pinch. We’re inviting...

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Affordable kit to get fit

Affordable kit to get fit

Becoming more active in your everyday life is now more affordable than ever, thanks to a new partnership between Everyday Active and the Heart of Kent Hospice. If you were...

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Being active with a disability or health condition

Being active with a disability or health condition

An everyday guide to being active for people living with an impairment or health condition.

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RunTogether – running routes

RunTogether – running routes

RunTogether is a great resource for anyone looking to find new opportunities to run in their local area. They provide fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone, whatever...

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RunTogether – running groups

RunTogether – running groups

RunTogether is a great resource for anyone looking to find like-minded people to run with in their local area. They provide fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone,...

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Beating the boredom

Beating the boredom

We’ve all been there. You make a plan to get more active, perhaps a new year’s resolution. It goes well for a few days, perhaps even a few weeks but...

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Get fit for free

Get fit for free

Take a look at our series of articles to help you get fit without the expensive gym membership.

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Get fit for free – trail running

Get fit for free – trail running

Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There...

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Get fit for free – parkrun

Get fit for free – parkrun

Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There...

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Get fit for free – trim trail

Get fit for free – trim trail

Have you made a promise to yourself be more active? Lots of us join a gym and plan to get fit, but after a few months we lose interest. There...

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How much is enough?

Want to know how much physical activity you should be doing? Read our guidelines to find out more.

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Our activity finder can help help you find ways to get more active in your local area, as well as online/virtual sessions.

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