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:

  • Helping to maintain a healthy weight
  • Promoting strong bones and strengthening of muscles
  • It helps you to feel energised and improves mood
  • Improves cardiovascualr fitness
  • Its free!

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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FAB (Fitness at its Best)

A recreational running club which welcomes runners of all abilities. All runs are free and they also offer Couch 2 5k courses!

Location: Asfordby Parish Council, LE14 3SA
Time: Wednesday 18.45-19:30
Cost: Free

Club leads: Sue & Melissa Boyden

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RunFit Melton & Belvoir

Running & Fitness for all the family. Delivering group sessions for adults and children of 8+.

Location: Long Clawson Village Hall, Back Lane, LE14 4NA
Time: Tuesday 18:00-19:15 Cost: £3 (block booking) OR £4 per session

Run Leader: Clare Marlow 07999111964

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



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)


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.