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.

Your summer bucket list

Want some goals to target this summer? Whether you want to finally ticking off that brand-new PB or giving volunteering a go - there is something for everyone to try this summer. Give the bucket list a go and tag us on social media and use #EASummerOfSport to share your progress!

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Design a vest competition!

Design a vest competition graphic

Imagine one day that is you on the start line, in the throwing circle or starting your run up before jumping. You are there ready and waiting to perform, but what kit are you wearing? We're giving you the opportunity to design your very own vest! Not only will you have the chance to share your creative flare, but you'll have the chance to win some exclusive signed Team England kit!

Let your creativity run wild - maybe you want to give your club colours a new design? Keep it classic with a red and white England kit? Or is a vibrant pattern more your style? Use the button below to learn more and download your template.

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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!

Since we launched our Run290! Challenge last month, we have secured a digital platform partner: Results Base. So if you haven’t signed up to the Run290! Challenge – then this is for you!

Results Base is an online registration and virtual timing platform that will host the Run290 Challenge. Participants can register as individuals, relays, or teams and log their mileage over a 10-week period to track their progress on a virtual map.

A comprehensive results leaderboard will be available to track individual standings, and we even provide an overview of the total mileage accumulated by all relays and teams. A downloadable bib is available for printing before starting the challenge, and a certificate can be printed upon completion.

Coming soon: registration on Results Base will open on 26 July.
(Terms and conditions apply: T&Cs for entries before 26 July, T&Cs from 26 July).

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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Inspire your mini athletes with funetics!

Children taking part in funetics activity

Have you heard of funetics? Created by England Athletics, funetics helps 4-11 year old children across the country to learn, develop and practice running, jumping and throwing skills all year round, for a healthy confident future. This summer we have some exciting holiday camps across the country waiting to welcome you!

Check out the holiday camps
Find a Club or RunTogether group

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