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Running is a form of exercise that can be done at anytime and anywhere.

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An Overview of Running

For the majority of people, running is a way to keep fit as it can be done at any pace, over any distance. But at a competitive level there are many different distances for events, from the 100m to ultra-marathons, all of which require different training and techniques.

Running is for everyone. It is the perfect way to get active - it's free and you can start right outside your front door. Comfortable sports clothing and a suitable pair of trainers is all you need.

Benefits

Regular running can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood and keep your weight under control. Running also helps to get rid of excessive adrenalin and other stress hormones, boosts your mood and keeps you fit.

To feel the full benefits, make sure you warm up, cool down and stretch, before and after every session. Exercise tips on how to do this can be found using the NHS exercise guide.

Costs

Running is free, you can do it anywhere!

Involvement

If you are new to running, or you've not been active for a while, you may want to build your fitness levels gently by walking before you move on to running.

Adaptations and Equipment

Running requires very little equipment, but a good pair of running shoes that suit your foot type will reduce the risk of injury.

Find Running Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Shettleston Community Sport Hub

Our hub aims to serve local people in and around Shettleston, Sandyhills, Springboig, and Tollcross areas of Glasgow. We want to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by getting more people

Summer of Fun

Celebrating 10 Years On from the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014. Summer of Fun aims to provide free and affordable events and participation programmes across the city for Glaswegians to enjoy.

National Governing Bodies

British Athletics

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Glasgow FrontRunners

Glasgow FrontRunners

We are an award-winning inclusive, community based running club for LGBTQIA+ people and our allies. Glasgow FrontRunners is Scotland's largest LGBTQIA+ focussed sports club, and the second largest UK FrontRunner club, with over 200 members.

Shettleston Harriers

Shettleston Harriers

Shettleston Harriers can be found at Glasgow Club Crownpoint Sports Complex, and welcomes all ages (5 to 108). If you want to run, throw, jump or to get involved in volunteering, we have something for you.

Glasgow Athletics Association

Glasgow Athletics Association

The Glasgow Athletics Association promote and support athletics in Glasgow with the help of Scottish Athletics and the Glasgow Clubs. We host a range of events throughout the year - competitions, training opportunities, holiday camps etc.

Glasgow Southside Slowies

Glasgow Southside Slowies

Welcome to the Southside Slowies. Established in September 2022, we are a free community group of people who recognise that running socially is easier and more fun than running on your own.

Giffnock North Athletics Club

Giffnock North Athletics Club

Based at several locations in Giffnock and the southside of Glasgow, we are one of the largest athletics clubs in Scotland. We cater for all athletes of all abilities aged 9 and upwards.

Bellahouston Harriers

Bellahouston Harriers

Founded in 1892, the club has a long & prestigious history. New members, whatever their standard are always welcome and are assured of a friendly welcome. Please get in touch if you'd like to come and try a session with us!

Seven Lochs

Seven Lochs

Visit Seven Lochs Wetland Park where ancient lochs, woodland walks, a wealth of wildlife and over 10,000 years of history are waiting to be discovered.

Springburn Harriers

Springburn Harriers

Springburn Harriers are one of Scotland’s fastest growing Running and Athletics Clubs and would love for you to join us. We provide athletic activities for members aged from 7 into our senior section.

Glasgow Triathlon Club

Glasgow Triathlon Club

Welcome to Scotland’s largest triathlon club. Our friendly and all-inclusive club has more than 500 members across the adult and junior sections. A swim, bike, run club for everyone!

Elder Park Junior parkrun

Elder Park Junior parkrun

What is Elder Park junior parkrun? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for juniors (4 to 14 year olds).​

Elder Park - Park Run

Elder Park - Park Run

What is Elder Park parkrun? A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

Jiggly Joggers

Jiggly Joggers

Jiggly Joggers are a group of ladies all shapes and sizes from all backgrounds who were all equally terrified of the thought of running. Now we proudly pound the streets of the East End surprising ourselves each week and having a lot of laughs!

Cycling

Bellahouston Cycle Track

Bellahouston Cycle track is a great space to stretch you legs or wheels.

Bellahouston Road Runners

Bellahouston Road Runners

We are one of Scotland’s largest adult road running clubs, based in the South Side of Glasgow. If you’re looking to develop and improve your running, we think we have something to offer you!

Maryhill Harriers

Maryhill Harriers

Maryhill Harriers is one of the oldest running clubs in Glasgow and Scotland. We are affiliated to Scottish Athletics and are based in the north west of Glasgow, catering for runners from the age of 9.

Victoria junior parkrun

Victoria junior parkrun

Victoria junior parkrun, Glasgow is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 2k event for 4 to 14 year olds held every Sunday at 9:30am. Event takes place in Victoria Park, Victoria Park Drive North, Glasgow. G14 9NW.

Govan Community Project

Govan Community Project

Govan Community Project is a community-based organisation working in south-west Glasgow. We support the diverse communities in the Greater Govan area and refugees and people seeking asylum all over Glasgow. ​

West End Road Runners

West End Road Runners

WERR, West End Road Runners is a friendly running club in the west end of Glasgow. We're a community club as opposed to an uber competitive running club and we have runners at all ages and stages.

Mount Vernon Runners

Mount Vernon Runners

Mount Vernon Runners is a free running group open to all ages and abilities. We meet at 6.30pm each Wednesday at Mount Vernon Community Centre. Whether your goal is to run 5k, 10k, a half marathon, a full marathon or just to gain some general fitness.

Garscube Harriers

Garscube Harriers

Garscube Harriers is a forward-thinking club, unique in its developmental approach to training and racing. We are an inclusive club in the north-west of Glasgow and are always happy to welcome new members. Training on Tuesdays/Thursdays at Garscube Sports

Victoria Park City of Glasgow Athletics

Victoria Park City of Glasgow Athletics

Is one of the top athletic clubs in Scotland. From its base in north-west Glasgow, it has continually been at the forefront of Scottish Athletics. Formed in 1930, we have coached many talented athletes at National and International level.

Sport Forever Foundation

Sport Forever Foundation

Young People providing activities & guidance in response to suicides & mental health

Running

Rogue Runners

Rogue Runners is a JogScotland registered group operating as part of Born To Be Alive CIC in Knightswood

Springburn Parkrun (14+ yrs)

Springburn Parkrun (14+ yrs)

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

Ruchill Parkrun (14+ yrs)

Ruchill Parkrun (14+ yrs)

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

Southside Slowies: Couch to 5k

Southside Slowies: Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k - Intake 4 Aimed at everyone, free to come along to, and led by a JogScotland Coach.

Southside Slowies: Couch to 5k

Southside Slowies: Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k - Intake 4 Aimed at everyone, free to come along to, and led by a JogScotland Coach.

Queen's Parkrun (14+ yrs)

Queen's Parkrun (14+ yrs)

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

Tollcross Parkrun (14+ yrs)

Tollcross Parkrun (14+ yrs)

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

Jiggly Joggers: 5k+ Mixed Ability

Jiggly Joggers: 5k+ Mixed Ability

Jiggly Joggers provide a FREE 5K+ programme that helps joggers who have completed their couch to 5k journey to take the next steps. The volunteers are trained, friendly jog leaders and will suppport you to build activity levels over a number of weeks.

Jiggly Joggers: 5k+ Mixed Ability

Jiggly Joggers: 5k+ Mixed Ability

Jiggly Joggers provide a FREE 5K+ programme that helps joggers who have completed their couch to 5k journey to take the next steps. The volunteers are trained, friendly jog leaders and will suppport you to build activity levels over a number of weeks.

Triathlon Fun and Fitness (7 - 16 years)

Triathlon Fun and Fitness (7 - 16 years)

Coached swim/run session. “Development” spaces available for those having attended a swim assessment and felt to need more time before joining standard “Club” sessions.

Govan Couch to 5k Group

Govan Couch to 5k Group

Beginners couch to 5k session lead by a qualified coach

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