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Our Active Outdoors running programme offers both couch to 5k and 5k+ runs at venues across Wigan and Leigh designed to help you get fit, have fun and enjoy the great outdoors.

We are planning for a limited number of Active Outdoors runs to restart from early January 2021 with continued Covid-19 safety measures in place. Check our timetable for the runs we will be that will be restarting.


All runs now require runners to pre-book their place using IHL’s Leisure Hub booking platform.



Calendar of organised running sessions

All sessions marked ✔️ on the calendar below are free to members of Inspiring healthy lifestyles leisure centres.



Run Sessions

Couch to 5k is designed to get you up off the couch and running 5k within 10 weeks, with the support of our qualified run leaders.

Reach your next running goal with our 5k+ runs. Sessions will vary each week, structured to improve your all round running fitness

Increase your running distance from 6 miles up to 10 miles. Sessions are suitable for experienced runners, who should be able to run continuously up to 6 miles before enrolling on the sessions

  • No need to book – just turn up.
  • All sessions cost £1 – first session is free!.
  • Leisure Centre member? Enjoy running sessions starting at Inspiring healthy lifestyles leisure centres - free!.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and running footwear.
  • All new runners should arrive 15 minutes before start of their first session to register.
  • Sessions start and finish at the same point and car parking is available at all venues (some charges may apply)
  • Sessions generally go ahead in most weathers, unless it is unsafe to do so (severe rain, storm, ice/snow, extreme heat)