Run-in' Devon

Love to Run? Could you inspire beginners and people new to running?

Active Devon have been successful with a funding application to Sport England aimed at creating running groups to inspire new beginner runners in the county.

The project which will be delivered in partnership with Run England, England Athletics and local delivery partners may be able to provide free training in the Leadership in Running and Fitness (LiRF) course for group leaders to set up new adult beginners running groups.

The LiRF course provides you with all the training and skills you need to lead your own running group at your workplace, university, school or local neighbourhood. It doesn't matter if you've never run before or your an experienced runner the course is for everyone. The course provides a qualification, a leaders license and insurance in just one day!

Looking to create a running group?

Running groups are a great way to keep fit, socialise and have fun! If you are passionate about running and interested in setting up your own group Active Devon want to hear from you, please contact Stuart Dudley on 01392 925150.

You could set up a group anywhere you like, for example at your;

  •  Sports club (for parents watching junior training)
  •  School (for parents after the school drop off)
  •  University
  •  Workplace
  •  Leisure Centre
  •  Local community

Active Devon can also provide promotional material to advertise your group.

For more information on setting up your own group click here.

Already a run leader?

If you have already completed the LiRF course or have an equivalent qualification, you can also get involved in the project. Active Devon can support the creation of new groups as well as supporting existing groups to accommodate new members. For more information please contact

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