Jog Derbyshire - take it in your stride!

Local, fun & sociable, leader-led walking, jogging & running groups.

jog derbyshire belper groupOur network of jogging groups, based all over Derbyshire, can help you get fitter & be more active by starting to jog regularly.  Qualified Jog Derbyshire Leaders guide beginners & returning runners through specially designed, gentle walking & jogging programmes.  Have fun & make new friends with people of similar fitness levels.

Join our Jog Into January beginner groups

Jog Derbyshire is once again running its popular Jog Into January campaign to encourage people who are inactive to take the first steps towards getting fitter by starting jogging.  From January 12th our qualified Jog Leaders will be running eight week jog/walk programmes across Derbyshire.  Our training plans are specially designed for complete beginners.  

Share MyChallenge

Active Derbyshire My ChallengeWe are launching a brand new, friendly, non-competitive social media campaign called #MyChallenge to help people take the first steps to getting more active.  The idea is simple – post our #MyChallenge e-cards on facebook or twitter, adding a fun, achievable goal for a friend to aim for.  We'll share your success stories to inspire others. (Download cards >)

Find a jogging group near you

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We have nearly 80 groups throughout Derbyshire who have helped thousands of people start jogging or return to running.

New groups are starting every month.  To find out more please use our online group search

Longshaw Estate Trails

White East Lodge Longshaw Estate

Next run - Sunday 15 March 2015. Take to the trails with Jog Derbyshire and the National Trust around the Longshaw Estate, near Hathersage with it's backdrop of dramatic rugged moorland. Choose from a 3 mile or 1.6 mile route... no competition, no timing, just fun and friendly trail runs for all ages and abilities. Register on the day at the Visitor Centre between 9.00am and 9.30am.  Find out more...

Kedleston Hall Trails

Kedleston Hall

Next run - Take to the Trails on Sunday 22 March 2015. Join us at Kedleston Hall between 9.00 and 9.30 every month for a trail run around the beautiful estate. Jog Derbyshire - in partnership with the National Trust - offers you the chance to take to the trails around picturesque Kedleston Hall, near Derby.  Family-friendly 3 or 1 mile routes suitable for all ages and abilities.  Find out more...

Browse our Events Calendar for a full list of events, races and training runs.

Become a Jog Leader

jog derbyshire stock photoLove your running? Could you inspire new beginners? You may be just the person to lead a Jog Derbyshire group!  Anyone can become a Jog Derbyshire Leader. If you are enthusiastic, supportive of beginners, have some running experience and a bit of free time, and are willing to complete a one-day course, then why not give it a go?


Derbyshire Dynamos - take the next step

Derbyshire Dynamos is a club run by Jog Leaders and our group joggers.  It's an optional ‘next step’ for those who wish to be more competitive, enter races and enjoy some of the benefits offered by other running clubs.  Being part of Jog Derbyshire's UKA affiliated running club comes with a host of benefits including discounted race entry and access to exclusive kit.  Find out more...

New Groups

New groups are starting every month.  To find out more please use our online group search.  Or why not set up your own group?  Jog Leader training is free. 

Spireites Jog Group based at the HUB, Pro-Act Stadium, Chesterfield have sessions designed for complete beginners on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6.30 pm.  Sessions include a warm-up, walk to jog programme and cool-down. Contact Jog Leader John Cannon 07902 249316 for details.

Join Hatton Beginners' Running Club on Mondays 5.30 pm at Hatton Sports and Social Club. For anyone new to or returning to jogging, come and join our friendly group to improve your fitness and have fun. Contact Jog Leaders Michelle 07854 226631 or Helen 07475 178208 for details.

New group Pinxton Plodders are starting on Wednesdays (from 11th February) at 6.00 pm, meeting at Pinxton Community Centre.  This group is for complete beginners. Contact Jog Leader Steve Whittle 07812 026657

Park Running Zone is beginning Saturday 31 January. Meet at Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre car park Heanor at 8.30 am. All welcome £1 per session. Contact Jog Leader Dan Coleman 07773 350162

Looking to increase your distance? Morning RIOT (Running is our Therapy) is a small,friendly running group for anyone who is looking to do a 4 to 5 mile breakfast run. The group is about the distance and not the speed! Come along and give it a try! Meet Green Bank Leisure Centre, Swadlincote on Fridays at 7.15 am. Contact Jog Leader Margaret Leedham on 01283 216269 for details.

New Ladies Jogging Group in Hilton will be meeting on Thursdays 2.15 pm at Hilton Village Hall. Gentle walk to jog programme.  Ring Alison Jones, ALJ Fitness 07813 508773 to book your place.

Gentle walk to jog beginners programme starting in Swadlincote on Wednesdays 9.30 am. Meet at Albert Village Lake in the car park opposite the Primary School.  Contact Jog Leader Nikki Reeves, Jog4All 07816 789567 for details.

A friendly new mixed ability group has started up in Baslow on Thursdays. The group meet at Baslow Village Hall at 6.00 pm. Contact Becky Lyne, Tyumph Health 07855 943236 to book your place.

New beginners group starting in Oakwood for those wishing to train for the Derby 10k in April 2015. The group will meet on Fridays 7.00 pm at Springwood Leisure Centre. Contact Gaynor Bickley, Jog Oakwood on 07879 054043 for details.

The Zone Running Club are a new mixed ability group starting in Heanor on Wednesdays at 6.00pm (beginners welcome) and Sundays at 8.20 am (interval/speed sessions). Meet at Studio Zone Fitness and the cost is £1.00 (free to members). Contact or call 01773 711446 for details.

New Jog Group starting at Eastwood Park, Hasland.  The group will be meeting on Thursdays at 7.00pm at the main gates of Eastwood Park.  Why not give Jog Leader Craig Jenkinson a call on 07814 746370 to book your place. All abilities welcome.

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