Running

Featured activities

Track your activity

Sign up to Kent Sport’s FREE activity tracker to monitor your progress as you become more active.

Go to activity tracker

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.

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...

Read more about "Couch to 5k"Save this item

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.

Read more about "Find a guide runner near you"Save this item

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.

Read more about "Being active with a disability or health condition"Save this item

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...

Read more about "RunTogether – running routes"Save this item

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,...

Read more about "RunTogether – running groups"Save this item

parkrun

parkrun

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs that are open to everyone. Kent has 16 parkruns and 9 junior parkruns

Read more about "parkrun"Save this item

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...

Read more about "Beating the boredom"Save this item

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.

Read more about "Get fit for free"Save this item

Read about running on our blog

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...

Read article about "Get fit for free – trail running"Save this item

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...

Read article about "Get fit for free – parkrun"Save this item

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...

Read article about "Get fit for free – trim trail"Save this item

How much is enough?

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

Physical activity guidelines

Find an activity near you

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

Go to activity finder

Read the blog

Check out our blog for lots more activity suggestions and expert guides from the team and our friends.

Our Blog

Personalise content

What are you looking for today?

Have you done any running before?

How much time can you spare?

Can we ask your gender?

How old are you?