Run For Your Life

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Free, supportive, safe running groups for people who want to get into running or get back into it after a break. Build up at your own pace - no-one gets left behind! Groups meet in Bar Hill, Cambourne, Linton, Shelford and Sawston.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • running releases feel-good endorphins;
  • it is a group activity and a great way to meet people;
  • getting outside & exploring your local area on foot is an excellent stress-buster.

“I feel much fitter, both physically and mentally.” Phil (A Run For Your Life regular)

Having a go at Run For Your Life in Bar Hill:

What to expect

Run For Your Life is a sociable and supportive group running led by trained leaders who want you to have a fun running experience, whatever your age or ability. Runs are between 4-7km, but you can go at your own pace and walking/running is fine. No-one gets left behind and everyone in the group is supportive of new or less experienced runners. Groups are small (no more than twelve people), and every run starts with a short briefing and some warm-up exercises, and ends with stretches and chat. Each run is about 30-40 minutes long and you can go at your pace.

Wear comfortable clothes, trainers and something reflective in case you will be running in the dark or by a road. Bring water – running is thirsty work!

Run For Your Life group sessions are beginner-friendly, but if you want to build up your fitness before attempting a full run, Run For Your Life also offers ‘Couch to 5km’ sessions – see the website for details.

For inspiration and motivation, take a look at this blog post by Carrie who founded Run For Your Life.

More information

To find out when sessions take place and to contact Run For Your Life run leaders with any questions, visit the website.

Before you take part, you’ll need to register online and book each session so that run leaders have your details (this is for your safety and so they know how many people to expect). This process is very simple and administered by England Athletic’s ‘Run Together’ programme.

To find groups in Cambridge click on this link.


If you’d like to train to be a Run For Your Life group leader for your village, fill in the contact form on the website and someone will get in touch with you.

Run For Your Life is free.

How to contact

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Where to go

Bar Hill


Great Shelford



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