Your local running groups

All groups are supported by qualified run leaders who create a safe and friendly environment for people to meet regularly!

Barlestone St Giles Running Club

  • Location: Barlestone, meet at Barlestone St Giles Football Club
  • When: Mondays 7-8 p.m.
  • Details: Offering beginner and advanced sessions and a junior section (Junior Saints)
  • Facebook page: Barlestone St Giles Running Club,
  • Email Tony at:

Desford Striders

  • Location: Desford, meet at Sport in Desford
  • When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.45-7.45 p.m.
  • Details: Offering complete beginner and advanced sessions, opportunities to compete in road and cross-country races, currently at over 200 members of all ages and abilities
  • Website:
  • Facebook pages: Desford Striders,
  • Contact Sarah at:

Market Bosworth 1485 Runners

  • Location: Market Bosworth, various locations
  • When: Contact David Lawrie on their Facebook page
  • Details: Aimed at local people who want to take part in social running with those of the same ability to improve their fitness. Offering 2 groups: Novice/Intermediate – designed to increase your confidence and get you moving, can be walked, jogged or a combination of the two. Intermediate/advanced - for those who have some jogging/running experience
  • Currently also seeking run leaders (information coming soon on Hinckley and Bosworth FB page).
  • Facebook: Market Bosworth 1485 Run Together,

Hinckley Running Club

  • Location: Hinckley, various locations (Tuesday), meet at the mead (Thursday)
  • When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Details: Provides a focus for regular running including access to the Leicestershire league races and a cross-country series. Tuesday evenings include speed work, hill sessions, long reps, timed runs. Thursday evenings offer longer runs between 6-8 miles. Also offer a run and talk scheme from trained mental health ambassadors and a HRC womble group involving regular litter picks. There is separate membership for beginners and non-beginners
  • Website:
  • Facebook page: Hinckley Running Club,
  • Contact Elizabeth Aspden-Mansfield:

Solely beginner / C25K groups:

Hinckley and Barwell Beginners Running Group

  • Location: Hinckley, meet at Richmond Park AND/OR Barwell, meet at George Ward Centre
  • When: Hinckley session: Monday 9.15am, Barwell session: 6:30-7:30pm
  • Details: For people who want to take up jogging for the first time in a controlled environment, it's about enjoying running, getting out in the fresh air and being social
  • Facebook page: Hinckley & Barwell Beginners Runners Group,
  • Contact Denise on: 07914 889669

Walk2Run21 Barlestone

  • Location: From Barlestone St Giles Football Club
  • When: Monday's from 6:45pm
  • Details: £20 for 9 week 5k course
  • Contact: Tony at

(please note in the event the course has finished or spaces are restricted, you can still contact the relevant leader to be signposted to alternative opportunities)

Easier Said Than Run Beginner Group

  • Location: Burbage
  • When: Every Thursday at 6:30pm
  • Details: By the end of the 12 week course, the group aims to get the members running 5km non stop, guided by 2 coaches from Hinckley Running Club. Beginners courses will be £24 if pre-paid or £3 per session
  • Contact Elizabeth Aspden-Mansfield: OR Odette Taylor:

(please note in the event the course has finished or spaces are restricted, you can still contact the relevant leader to be signposted to alternative opportunities)