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 7 June 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 14 June 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. 

New Beginners Jogging Group meeting in Grassmoor Country Park (car park near Birkin Lane) on Wednesdays at 6.00 pm. Contact Jog Leader Nic Crossley on 07794 016966 to book your place.

Overseal Running Club meet at 9.00 am Sunday morning outside Overseal Village Hall.  This is a friendly group of runners/joggers with a range of abilities so why not come along, say hi and give it ago! Contact Jog Leader Simon Locker on 07980 201167 for details.

New Beginners Group starting in Middleton-by-Wirksworth on Tuesday 6 June 2015.  Meet 9.00 am at Middleton Village Hall.  Contact Steph Spencer 07974 029156 for more details

6 weeks Beginners Jog Group starting in Duffield on Saturday 16 May 2015.  Meet 9.30 am at Eyes Meadow.  Contact Jog Leader Julie Corne for details 07934 494121

12 Weeks Complete Beginners Programme starting with Pink Plodders, Chellaston, Derby at 8.45 am on Sunday 10 May 2015. Meet at Chellaston Medical Centre Car Park at 8.30 am. Contact Jog Leader Claire Mosson for details

6 Weeks Ladies Only Walk to Run Group starting Thursday 4 June 2015 at 2.15 pm. Meet outside Hilton Village Hall.  Contact Jog Leader Alison Jones 07813 508773 for details

Jog Chester Green meet on Thursdays at 6.00 pm outside St Paul's Church on the Chester Green Park. Beginners welcome. Building up to a 5k jog. Contact Jog Leader Conrad Maddison on 07758 822864 if you would like to join them.

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