2024: A Summer of Sport - Get involved

A Summer of Sport: Get involved

The excitement for the athletics action over the next couple of months has certainly arrived! Whether you are brand-new to our sport and want to find the perfect community for you, or you are looking for a way to feel involved in the Olympics and Paralympic Games, this is the perfect place for you!

Throughout this page, we're going to be sharing fun challenges, summer bucket lists and some stories from our family of clubs and RunTogether groups to inspire you to get involved this summer.

Run 290 Challenge

Run290 Challenge

Did you know it is 290 miles from the London 2012 Olympic Stadium to the Stade De Paris in France? With the fast-approaching Games, we thought it would be fun to create an interactive challenge for all England Athletics and RunTogether clubs and groups to get involved with! We are challenging you to complete 290 miles between June 2024 and the end of the Paralympic Games in September 2024. There are a couple of options on how to complete this below, but we're encouraging everyone to get involved whether you run on road, fell, track, whether you walk, jog or push - the options are endless! If you have juniors at your club, why not challenge them to complete 2.9 miles?

  1. Individual run - complete 290 miles between June 2024 and September 2024
  2. Group run - target one of your weekly group runs to collectively complete 290 miles between June 2024 and September 2024.
  3. Relay run - a team of four running over however many weeks you decide to achieve the 290 miles - that is 72.5 miles each!

You will need to track the miles completed yourself and submit your progress to us to be in with the chance of winning some amazing goodies in our Run290 prize draw (T&Cs apply)!

Coming soon: Your summer bucket list

Later this month, we will be sharing an exciting bucket list for you to get stuck into this summer! Think finally ticking off that brand-new PB or giving volunteering a go - there will be something for everyone to try. Keep your eyes peeled!

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Get your athletics fix at our England Championships!

If you can't make it out to Paris to watch the Olympics and Paralympic Games live, don't worry! We have an action-packed summer of track and field action right on your doorstep. Whether you want to challenge yourself and compete against England's best or have the best seat in the house, you won't want to miss our brand-new competitions.

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