When I first think of the word “community,” I think of our local community center in my small town in England. I think of bake sales and of seeing friends bundled up on Fireworks night drinking hot chocolate or mulled wine as a child.
Today the word “community” has gone global. We don’t need to be in the same place to feel a sense of togetherness, to feel part of a group, to feel heard and understood, and to know that you don’t have to navigate through struggles alone.
That is one of Running for Real’s biggest missions, creating a self-sustaining community that looks after the people in it. A common ground where people are brought together by running, but discover that they have so much more in common. A place where people can connect with others who are facing the same struggles and find the motivation to keep powering through. A community where people can become empowered to embrace movements like the climate crisis and social justice. Above all, the Running for Real community is about discovering a deep appreciation for the people who love to run.
Below are the Running for Real community spaces. You are welcome to join as many or as few as you’d like. We’re glad you’re here!