Running is an exercise that can be enjoyed by most people, and is popular with those who want to maintain an active lifestyle.


Health Benefits of Running

Running has a range of physical, mental and social benefits which include:

  • Exercising outdoors, especially in green spaces can boost your mood.
  • Improves your mental and physical health.
  • Improves concentration and focus in daily life.
  • You can make new friends.
  • Discover a new hobby.
  • Helping to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Promoting strong bones and strengthening of muscles.
  • It helps you to feel energised and improves mood.
  • Improves cardiovascular fitness, especially heart health.
  • Its free and you can do it anywhere!

Melton Running Groups & Clubs





Melton Running Club (MRC)

A running club aiming to increase running participation around Melton. Welcoming to people from total beginners to ultra-marathoners. Offer Couch 2 5k as well!

Location: Melton Borough Council, Burton Street LE13 1GH
Time: Monday 18:15 meet, 18:30 run
Cost: Free

Run Leaders: John Hudson & Gary Milne

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Stilton Striders

Stilton Striders is a running club for all abilities, founded in 1982, affiliated with England Athletics. Some of our members choose to compete over all distances and terrains, whilst others just focus on a social run and a drink.

Location: Start at Melton Sports Village
Time: Various
Cost: Membership Fees



Stilton Striders Juniors

Stilton Striders Juniors is a running club for 8-17 year olds of all abilities. There is no cost however if young people wish to attend regularly then a £15 a year registration fee is payable.

In the winter we train on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6.15pm and meet outside Argos.

In summer we our Tuesday sessions start at 6.15pm and we meet at Melton sports centre carpark
our Thursday session starts at 6.15pm and we meet at the country park visitor centre.

The juniors contact email is

Melton Park Run

Melton has as Parkrun (weekly 5km timed run) and a Junior Parkrun (weekly 2km timed run for 4-14 years). Everyone run’s for their own enjoyment, and you can join in whatever your pace!

Location: Melton Country Park
Day & Time: Parkrun Saturday’s 9am, Junior Parkrun Sun-day’s 9am
Cost: FREE (registration required)


Belvoir Castle Park Run

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

Location: Belvoir Castle, Visitor Car Park, Near Grantham, NG32 1PE
Day & Time: Every Saturday at 9:00am.


Melton Running Routes

There are lots of lovely places in and around Melton to go for a run. Check out the links below to find some local running routes.

(Please note: we have not completed a recce of these routes so it would be important to do so beforehand to check for risks or obstacles).

Melton Country Park Leaflet

Useful Resources

Couch to 5k - An app designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks.

Running Apps - Strava, Nike Rub Club, Map My Run, Run Keeper, and many more; find one which suits you.