Is there a paperwork I have to fill in?

It’s not a requirement that you register fully here on the site, the register link is purely to register your interest. However, we do ask that when you turn up at the store that you do fill in a small form just for health and safety records. You may also be invited to join Up & Running’s Reward scheme (CLUB4), but this is totally at your discretion. The benefit of doing so is that you’ll be eligible for free incentives, registration is completely free and takes about two minutes, but that’s over to you.

How does it work if I am a new runner, will I be looked after?

Social Run Group (SGR) is for everyone and has been developed specifically with brand new runners in mind. Runners are of ALL standards, abilities and speeds and we are completely committed to making sure that the run is accessible for all abilities. We will always have someone running at the back to keep you motivated as well as to make sure that no one gets lost. We don’t want anyone to run alone. The working #Tag for the Social Run Group (SRG) is #RunTogether and that is what we believe in fully.

Can I run with any Up & Running store?

Yes, you can run at any of our stores nationwide. Just check out the site for where the nearest one is to where your travels will be taking you. We’d LOVE for everyone to take part in any of the group runs as running is free, is fun (mostly) and we hope that you’d find us friendly. Running is for everyone, so lets #RunTogether.

How much is it - is this like a gym membership?

Up & Running’s Social Run Group (SRG) is completely free, there is no membership fee and no fee to run at any of the store’s group runs. Running is free for anyone who puts on their running shoes and we think these should be too.

I'm unsure and a little nervous about the run, how can I find out more?

Email and ask us anything. We don’t bite! In fact, we would like to hear from you on what advice you may need to get you Up & Running (sorry).

Can I bring my friend and family with me?

Yes, you can bring anyone you’d like along to a Social Run Group (SRG) run. They do not have to register prior to their run, if however they want to join, they can register before or after the session. If they wish to simply partake in the friendly and inclusive group, they are more than welcome. The more the merrier.

Where are the closest runs?

Check out the FIND RUNS tab at the top of the page to find your nearest Social Run Group.

Where can I leave my stuff while we go running?

Yes, stores will either be locked during the run, or for the ones that are still open, there will be a secure place to hold your belongings. We want your run to be free of the worries of the day so we’ll take that worry away from you.

Where can I get changed before the run?

Yes, there are changing rooms as all of the runs currently start from stores, where a changing room is essential. From those locations where we will run from somewhere other than the store you will be warned in advance.

What about my children?

Persons under the age of 16 can run with us under supervision provided that their parents or legal guardians have signed a disclaimer. There are however many run groups located through the national County Sports Partnership network that is geared up to work with young runners. For more info go to