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Would you like to join our running group community?

04 Feb 2020

Did you know that they university has a community group for runners?


Open to those who already run and those who want to get started. 

UMRun was established back in 2015 and now incorporates university staff and postgrad running groups as well as a monthly ‘RUNdezvous’ (run to work breakfast meet up).

Maybe you have joined us before and are nervous about coming back – if so be assured that we have the option to run in a shorter distance group at the same time as the established group sessions so there is no need to be ready to run 5k straight away.

The groups on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes are also able to offer a run leader who can guide you through a ‘couch to 5K’ programme if you are completely new to running. 

Find out more: 

Run Leaders required 

Due to demand to offer different groups in our existing sessions – for different ability runners – we are currently looking to recruit more run leaders into the fold. If you have some running experience and would like to help others to start and progress on their running journey please get in touch with us at As a volunteer leader you will be encouraged to join the Sports Volunteer Scheme and this will give you UoM workforce kit, support in your volunteer role, access to other volunteering opportunities in sport and access to achieve funding towards run leader qualifications (for staff this is up to 50% of the cost). For more information, email