Run in

Run to your destination

We all know that exercise keeps us healthy, but the challenge is squeezing it into our busy lives. By running in to work, school or uni, you can combine your daily workout with your commute and get fitter and healthier as you go.

If you live close enough to your workplace or school, swap your usual form of transport for foot-power and run to your destination.

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Why

Here are a few reasons to take action.

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Environment

Running is a zero-carbon, zero-pollution mode of transport, and it uses very few raw materials. In fact, it's one of the most environmentally friendly ways you can travel. No need to use an energy-hungry treadmill to get your heart going – run in instead.

Congestion

Nobody likes traffic jams, so ease congestion by leaving the car at home and running instead. As they say: "you're not stuck in traffic – you are traffic!"

Fun

There's a reason they call it a 'runner's high' – running makes you feel pretty amazing. Enjoy the great outdoors and explore the backstreets as you speed along your way. And you'll never have to sit in a traffic jam or wait for a bus.

Health

Running keeps you fit and helps you lose weight.

But the benefits don't stop there: regular running reduces your risk of all kinds of diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, cancer and osteoporosis. It also improves your mood and mental wellbeing.

372 kcal

are burned in 30 minutes of running at 6mph.1

Global Goals

In September 2017, a historic agreement was signed by UN member nations agreeing to work towards 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development by 2030, otherwise known as the SDGs.

Achieving these ambitious goals will require action from governments, businesses, NGOs, and individuals alike. We can - and must - all play our part.

By making the 'Run in' pledge, you are contributing in your own small way to the following SDG targets:

3.4: By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being

11.6: By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management

12.8: By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature

13.3: Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

How

You don't need a lot of fancy equipment to go for a run, just a decent pair of trainers and a positive attitude.

If you're new to running, there is lots of help and advice online about how to get started. Make sure you check with your doctor before you start, and build up gradually. There are plenty of beginners' training programmes to help you get going and you'll be catching up to Mo Farah in no time.

There are lots of other runners out there who have shared their running routes through websites like Map My RunHome Run Londoncoordinates groups of runners who run home from work in London. Sign up and they'll carry your bag for you and keep you company on your journey.

Need a hand training? Good Gym are a great way to keep fit, whilst helping out in your local community and making new friends. You can also use Runnit to help you train - they'll give you rewards each time you go running - brilliant!

If you do fancy getting yourself kitted out, have a look at our friends over at Wiggle: they are pretty knowledgeable about all the different gear.

Success Stories

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3,598kg

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The new running trainers certainly helped motivate me to get out and about. I have signed up to take part in a 5k run in June for charity so that will keep spurring me on!

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