Running groups

Looking for simple steps towards a healthy lifestyle? Come and join a local running group, a great way to improve fitness and meet new people.

Contact the group leaders directly if you’re interested in joining one of the groups for further information and details of how to register.


AthleFIT is a programme of accessible, non-competitive fitness sessions based upon athletics from England Athletics. Contact: Kevin King at or call: 07454018411. Sessions last 1 hour.

  • Monday, 6.30pm – Queensbridge Primary School, Albion Drive, E8 4ET
  • Tuesday, 9.45am – Comet Children’s Centre, 20 Halcomb Street, N1 5RF
  • Thursday, 10am – Thomas Fairchild Community School, Forston Street, N1 7HX
  • Friday, 10am – Seabright Children’s Centre, Haggerston Park, Queensbridge Road, E8 8NP

Come Run with Me in Hackney

Aimed at beginners and intermediate runners who want to train with others for fun and motivation, or train for races such as the Hackney Half Marathon.

Sessions vary each week, and are designed to improve your aerobic endurance and running fitness in general, and focus on efficient running technique.

Sessions are led by an athletics/running fitness coach experienced in leading mixed ability groups:

  • Tuesdays 6.45-7.45pm – meet at Princess of Wales Pub, Clapton, E5 – all levels
  • Wednesdays 7.45- 8.45am – meet at Hackney Town Hall steps, E8 – all levels
  • Sundays 9.30-11am – meet London Fields, at the table tennis table south of London Fields, near Broadway Market, E8

Contact Come Run With Me, or 07720 849 650 for further information.

GoodGym Hackney

Every Tuesday, 6.45pm, E5 Bakery, 395 Mentmore Terrace, E8 3PH

Get fit by doing good with GoodGym. We combine regular exercise with helping our communities, running as a group every week and helping local community organisations with large physical tasks like gardening or shifting soil. Run starts at 7pm. For more information see GoodGym – Hackney.

Hackney Hurricanes Athletics Club

Tuesdays and Thursdays during term time, 5.30-7.30pm, Stoke Newington Secondary School, Clissold Road, Hackney N16 9EX

Athletic sessions for fun, friendship and fitness. Compete in county, regional and national competitions. £2 per session. Contact Hackney Hurricanes on 07535 724 336 or email: for more information.

Hackney Marshes park run

Every Saturday, 8.45am, Hackney Marshes Centre, Homerton Road, E9 5PF

A 5km for people of all abilities. We’ll time your run so you can monitor your progress as the weeks go by. For more information please contact Hackney Parkrun. Free.

London Fields junior park run

A 2km walk, jog or run for 4-14 year olds. We time you so you can see how you do each week. Meet us every Sunday near the London Fields Lido at 8.45am for a warm up. Run starts 9am. Contact for further information.


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Run Dem Crew

Every Tuesday, 6.30pm, NIKE 1948, Arches 477-478, Batemans Row, London, EC2A 3HH

Run starts at 7pm. Run Dem Crew is a collective of over 100 people with a passion for running and exchanging ideas. Ideal whether you’re a marathon veteran or taking your first steps towards your first race. Runs are split into 5 groups according to fitness and pace.

Springfield Running Group

All sessions include stretching and warm ups. For updates and more information join the Facebook group, email: or call 07762211955.

  • one session per week – Sunday, 9-10am

Meet outside Springfield Mansions, Springfield Park, Upper Clapton, London E5 9EF.

Page updated on: 26 November 2021

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