London running crews

Not only does London have some of the best urban running routes in the world, but when it comes to communities and crews, we’re spoilt for choice. You could run every day for a month without going back to the same session, and each club has something slightly different to offer.

I’m yet to come across a proper directory of all the run crews in London, so I went ahead and made a basic one myself, with brief descriptions of their sessions and links to socials and websites. You’ll notice this doesn’t include affiliated athletics clubs, because I didn’t have all the time in the world, and England Athletics has got its own handy website for that here.

I’ve divided them into categories – free run clubs, clubs with memberships, track sessions, and brands/shops. Obviously, check their social platforms for updates before you turn up, in case they’ve changed times or I’ve made a mistake (very possible).

FREE CLUBS

WILD TRAIL RUNNERS
USP: Train in the city to play in the wild
Hills session: Mondays, 18:45, Holland Park Station
Beginners trail session (10km): Monthly, weekends, Wimbledon Common
Long trail run (21km+): Monthly, weekends, location varies (outside London)
Instagram
Facebook

WMN RUN
USP: Championing female strength
Morning Social Miles (8km): Fridays, 07:00, Origin Coffee Southwark
Long run: Most Saturdays, location varies (check Insta stories for updates)
Website
Instagram
Facebook

REP RUNNERS
USP: We love to run through the city that loves to run
REP the Streets (5-10km, 3 pace groups): Tuesdays, 18:45, TAP Coffee Rathbone Place
Long run: Saturdays, location varies
Instagram
Facebook

WE ARE DAYBREAK
USP: From roads to mountains, city to trail
First Light: Tuesdays, 07:00
Tempo Session: Thursdays, 18:30
Long runs: Various, outside London
Website
Instagram
Facebook

MIKKELLER RUN CLUB
USP: Running + beer!
1st Saturday: 15:00, Mikkeller Bar
1st Monday: 18:45, Brewdog Clapham
2nd Sunday: 12:00, Brewdog Clapham
2nd Tuesday: 18:45, Brewdog Soho
3rd Sunday: 12:00, Mikkeller Bar
4th Tuesday: 18:45, Tower Hill
Website
Instagram
Facebook

LONDON CITY RUNNERS
USP: A huge free and friendly running club, with our own bar and event space
Thames Run (5/6/10km): Tuesdays, 19:00
Interval run: Thursdays, 19:00
Sunday runs (10/18km): 09:30 & 11:30
All runs from the Clubhouse at 130 Druid St, SE1 2HH
Website
Instagram
Facebook

RUN TALK RUN
USP: A global mental health support community
Events: Various regular weekly runs, across London (and the world!).
Website
Instagram
Facebook

BACKPACKERS
USP: setting our pace without the pressure of keeping up with yours!
Thursdays, 6:45pm, ASICS Regent St
Instagram
Facebook

ADVENT RUNNERS
USP: Run 25 days in December (and keep going the rest of the year)
Track: Tuesdays, 18:45, Mile End Stadium
Run Like Hells: Wednesdays, 18:30, Camden Town Brewery
Fast Friday: Fridays, 07:00, White Collar Factory Workshop Coffee
Church of the long run: Sundays, various
Beigel run: Monthly, East London
Instagram
Facebook

PROJECT AWESOME
USP: We are the rainbow chinks in a city of grey
Flash fitness: Mondays, 06:30
Morning run: Wednesdays, Tower Bridge, 06:30
Morning run: Fridays, Primrose Hill, 06:30
Website
Instagram
Facebook

LONDON FRONT RUNNERS
USP: London’s running club for LGBT+ and gay-friendly people
South Bank run (≤14km): Mondays, 18:45, The Castle Centre
Regent’s Park run (5 or 10km): Wednesdays, 18:45, Kentish Town Sports Centre
Hyde Park run (3-10 km): Saturdays, 09:45, Porchester Leisure Centre
Website
Facebook  

FLY GIRL COLLECTIVE
USP: Celebrating and promoting diversity and BAME women in fitness
Events: Weekend runs, location varies
Website
Instagram
Facebook

CHASING LIGHTS COLLECTIVE
USP: The “Original Mindful Running Crew”
Events: Check Facebook for dates
Website
Instagram

LDN BURGER RUN
USP: Monthly group runs in London… followed by burgers
Events: Check below for regular monthly dates
Instagram
Facebook

MILE 27
USP: Run + socials
Events: Check below for dates
Website
Instagram

LDN TUBE RUN
USP: Monthly runs along the length of a London tube line
Events: Check below for regular monthly dates
Instagram
Facebook

CLUBS WITH MEMBERSHIP

RUN DEM CREW
USP: Community-first run crew
Group runs: Tuesdays, 19:00, East London
Website
Instagram
Facebook

LDN BRUNCH CLUB
USP: Sunday long runs followed by brunch
Mainly member-only runs but some non-member events available:
Website
Instagram
Facebook

MIDNIGHT RUNNERS
USP: Massive global running collective
Music boot camp run (10km): Tuesdays, 19:30
Track session: Thursdays, 18:45, Mile End Stadium
Long runs: Most Sundays, 10:00
Themed Midnight runs: see events page
Website
Instagram
Facebook

TRACK SESSIONS

ONE TRACK LDN
Mondays, 18:45, Duke of York Square
Website
Instagram

TRACK LIFE
Mondays, 18:30, Battersea Park Track
£10
Website
Instagram
Facebook

TRACK MAFIA
Thursdays, 18:30, Paddington Rec
Website
Instagram
Facebook

TRACK EAST
Thursdays, 18:30, Mile End Stadium
Instagram
Facebook

SHOPS/BRANDS

ADIDAS RUNNING
Weekly runs: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, various locations
Other regular mixed and women’s events
Facebook

TRIBE
Various weekly runs – tempo, track, long runs.
Facebook
Instagram

NEW BALANCE RUN CLUB
Track: Mondays, Paddington Rec
Central London runs: Thursdays, 07:00 & 18:30, Oxford St
Sign up via Instagram
Facebook

ASICS
Runs: Mondays and Fridays, 19:00, Oxford St
Bootcamps: Weekly
Facebook

RUNNER’S NEED
Weekly runs from all their stores, various days, various times
Website

THE RUNNING WORKS
28-30 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7DB
Group runs: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 13:00, from the store
Track: Tuesdays, 19:30, Mile End
Facebook

NEVER STOP LONDON
Run and train: Tuesdays, 18:30, North Face Covent Garden
Trail runs: Monthly, weekends, outside London
Bouldering: Monthly
Instagram
Facebook

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