We are a friendly, inclusive, local running group formed in 2013. We cater for all abilities so come along if you are a beginner taking your first steps, a well seasoned runner or somewhere in -between. We are mainly interested in running as a community activity focused on improving members health and wellbeing rather than a competitive group and although some of our runners participate in races there is never any pressure to do so.  We have several groups so all abilities are catered for and run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

In winter** we stick to well lit roads but when daylight and the weather permits we include some off road/trail running on the many beautiful footpaths and moors in and around Darwen – the views are amazing!

** please ensure you wear hi-vis clothing on dark evenings


Membership Fees

At Darwen Running Group we welcome and encourage new members. Simply come to along to one of our training sessions and try it. If you like us, then join us.

  • Club  Membership enables members to be fully involved with the group, including representing the group in organised races. This membership  option has a charge of £20 per year (£14 for the England Athletic Affiliation fee, £1 to cover admin and £5 for club membership)
  • Associate Membership allows members to be fully involved in group runs and social events. There is a £5 charge for Associate Membership.

Please print and complete the above form and pass to Peter Murphy or Sarah Roberts with your payment of £18 if registering as a Club Member or £5 as an Associate Member

Membership fees are payable annually in April.

By Cheque
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Darwen Running Group’  please put your name on the back.

Race results, events and anything else that can help promote our club

Please can you let Susan Rushton have any race results – either as a group or individually, Susan will put them on Facebook.

Gary Mitchell is the Newsletter man, if you have any results or things going on the newsletter feel free to let Gary know at

If you have any information about Races or events happening in the future that you feel need to be included on the Website please let Lesley Bloomfield know by email