Together, One Step At A time

Fun, Family-Orientated, Free Running and Walking Events in Portsmouth.


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Our Events

Our events take place every Sunday (unless advised otherwise). We meet at Hilsea Lido car park PO2 9RP. 09.15 for a 09.30 start.

We offer 2 courses. A 2K and 5K so there is something for everyone. People are often worried about being slow (not a word we understand). It is up to the individual what they choose and we will support them all of the way. The 2K course is popular with families and people returning to exercise.

Our 2km Route

Our 5km Route

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Everyone who marshals at Run Walk Local Portsmouth is a volunteer and willingly give up their time to make sure everyone is safe on course and give a vital burst of encouragement to everyone.

Would you like to join us? please do, you won’t regret it. People taking part realise just how important our volunteer team are to the smooth running of the event. For more information, please click on the link below and we will be in contact with you.

Health, Fitness & Community

There is so much more than fitness at Run Walk Local Portsmouth. It has a community atmosphere where everyone is supportive of each other. Friendships are formed and people look forward to meeting up every week. We love to see the smiles on people’s faces as their confidence grows.

Fun for Everyone

We have all ages and all abilities taking part each week. For all of our participants exercise is vital for both mental and physical wellbeing. We have a big emphasis on the word fun. Nobody enjoys doing something that is not fun so we encourage people to enjoy whatever they have chosen to do.

Sense Of Community

"After running on my own during lockdown having Run Walk Local Portsmouth has given me impetus to run whatever the weather on a Sunday morning, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. The sense of community is huge with everyone looking out for, and supporting each other. The whole team of volunteers make all comers welcome"

- Lou

My Running Family

"I consider this community my running family, I have come a long way since that first run and like to think I have supported other people when they have come along and I get to be a run marshal every week which I love. I can't thank Run Walk Local enough for inspiring me to become a runner later in life."

- Anne Smith

Community Spirit & Support

"I regularly volunteer at Run Walk Local Portsmouth. The best bit is seeing young children go from being pushed in a buggy to walking and jogging along with their Parents. I love the community spirit and support everyone gives each other. "

- Ben (Volunteer)

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Images and event photography credit:

Ryan Shelley Out There Images

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Get Involved

Run Walk Local Portsmouth is a free volunteer led event for all ages and abilities where the emphasis is very much on community spirit and having fun. If you would like more information or have any questions please email