Introductory Run Groups

For an interactive map showing beginner groups for the area scroll to the bottom of the page. Some are associated with running clubs, others are stand alone groups.

Whatever your running ability – you’ll get more out of it by doing it with other people. And the best way is to run with a group. Groups attached to clubs offer clearer progression routes and better contacts to other running clubs in the local area. Stand alone groups are set up by individuals who aren’t yet part of the network but we’re working on them!

All groups offer expert training from qualified coaches and you’ll be with other runners who give help and encouragement. It’s so much easier training with people who go at your pace.See the introductory video for an insight into beginner running groups.

Running alone can be tough and lonely at first – so why not do it in a group? If you’ve ever wanted to do a race – or improve your times – then this is the way to make it happen.

Running is not just pounding the streets. We have all kinds of activities in all sorts of places: road running of course, cross country and trails, fell and hills, track – some clubs even have field sports on offer – thrown a javelin lately?

It’s safer and more reassuring, especially for women. And it’s more fun. All clubs have a social life and you’re welcome to join in.



Want to set up a group?

Many areas of Bradford are still not catered for. If you are interested in setting up a new group contact Sports Share at For a short video from others who have done the same – here’s how: set up a running group.