MATES  Running Club

Running is a brilliant kick start to your day!

One of the brilliant things about running is that it doesn't matter where you are in the world, we can all run together and share support and our goals all in one place... on the MATES Running Club Strava! (see below for more)

Whether you want to join us and have a run at Chelmsford Park Run, post in our Strava Running Club to see if anyone fancies a run in your area, or just share your goals, training or photos and get a great pat on the back from our community, MATES is there for YOU.

Did you know?...

A good brisk bit of exercise can have a positive effect on your physical and mental health for up to 7 hours.


One of the most popular events for running in the MATES community are the weekly Parkruns...

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!

Click the image below to learn more!

We are part of the CALM Running Collective!

Much like MATES FC, MATES Running Club are proud to be a part of CALMs Running Collective, using running to help prevent suicide and improve positive mental health.

CALM are the UKs leading suicide prevention charity who also provide great information and a phone help line.

Click on their logo to learn more

Couch to 5k

MATES Running Club is for all abilities, some people can run ultra marathons, some like a nice jog. Some of us may have done no exercise for years!

The only goal at MATES is your own goal, of what suits you and what suits your ability.

A great way of improving fitness is the NHS Couch to 5k Plan - click here for more info.

If this is something you are interested in, why not pop a message in the MATES Strava Running Club to see if anyone else fancies doing this with you, or pop a post in the MATES Strava Running Club to let us know what you are doing so our running community can support and encourage you on your journey. 

Join our Strava!

If you would like to organise your own running event or share your photos with our community, it doesn't matter what good cause you are training for, or if you would like to ask for advise on running, the MATES Strava Running Club is a great place for it all!

Click here to join the MATES Running Club Strava!

Strava is a social fitness platform with more than 100 million users in 195 countries worldwide, used to record over 30 types of activities with features to help you explore, connect and measure your progress. 

This is great little community that doesn't matter where in the world you are or if you are physically not near one of our events but still allows us to support each other, even without meeting.

This is great, especially for people with anxiety.

All abilities welcome :)

If you would like any more information, contact us at: or put a post in the Facebook group!


All MATES Mental health Awareness Through Educational Speaking Community Interest Company events are free to participants and are run by volunteers. There are no permissions expressed or implied by the organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the organisers or venue owners.With any Physical or Mental health activity you should always seek advice from your GP before taking up a strenuous physical pursuit or engaging in situations that may cause emotional distress.By attending you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you am fit and able to take part in the event.All volunteers are here to listen and signpost. We are not mental health professionals.MATES Mental health Awareness Through Educational Speaking Community Interest Company and its volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage is proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.By attending one of our sessions you are agreeing to follow these guidelines.