Start walking - finish running!

Running is a great way to get out and experience the beautiful countryside Cornwall has to offer.

Never run before?

Dont panic, we've got it covered!

Follow our 3 easy steps below on how to get started, plus see a small sample of some of the great beginner running groups that are happening right now, near you.

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Step 1: Walking

Active 10
Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 minutes counts as exercise?

Start with a 10 minute brisk walk a day and then see if you can gradually build up to more.

You could also #UseYourLunchtime - take a break from your desk for a walk with colleagues. Not only will this boost your concentration but will help you feel better too!

It's the easy way to improve your health and wellbeing.  No gym memberships, no Lycra. Just 10 minutes and you!

Download the FREE "Active 10" app to help you get started

Find out more here


Step 2: Beginner running sessions

We have selected a few beginner running sessions in the East, Mid and West of Cornwall.  These sessions are friendly, fun and a great way to get into running.




Step 3: Join the parkrun craze

Every Saturday morning at 9am thousands of people around the UK put on their trainers and take part in parkrun.

These FREE, weekly, 5km walk/runs are held in beautiful parklands and encourage people of every ability to take part and even grab a nice hot drink afterwards.

parkruns in Cornwall:

  • Lanhydrock, Bodmin
  • Tamar Lakes, Bude
  • Mount Edgecombe, Torpoint
  • Trelissick, Truro
  • Eden Project, St Austell
  • Penrose, Helston

Find out more here


Step 4: Now raise money for charity

Why not use this great activity to raise money for charity?

Race for Life is back for 2018 with some fun events right here in Cornwall.

A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you're part of it.

South West Races: Plymouth, Truro, Falmouth, Penzance & Pretty Muddy in Stithians.

Whether you do it in a tutu or just an old pink t-shirt, THIS IS BEATING CANCER.

Find out more here

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