Get in shape, lose weight, build confidence and have fun in the fresh air

If you’ve been thinking about taking up running, why not join one of the clubs below?

You can also check what running events are coming up in your area, if you want to train for a specific event to stay motivated!

Run Walk Local

Fun, family-orientated, free running and walking events in Portsmouth

Choose between a 2k and a 5k – every Sunday from Hilsea Lido at 9.30am

Paulsgrove Joggers

A free group which meets every Wednesday at Paulsgrove Community Centre.

Portsmouth Joggers

Based at 1000 Lakeside in the main atrium. Portsmouth Joggers meet at 6.50pm (for a 7pm start) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends for training, split into various ability groups. There are about 400 members – over 18s only. The club organises six open races over the year.

Southsea beginners running group

This local group can offer the support of a qualified and insured leader and gradually take you from walking to running in weekly sessions. It costs just £2 a week – but you can have a free trial session before you decide – all beginners welcome.

Participants will also need to join Run in England – for just £20 you will receive one year membership, a T-shirt, logbook, water bottle and newsletters.