Alton Runners welcomes runners of all abilities. Our Club aims to foster both road running and cross country running across the superb countryside around us. Training sessions are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with occasional Sunday morning longer runs. Some of our members compete in road races (we are members of the Hampshire Road Race League) and/or cross country races (we belong to the Hampshire Cross Country League and the Today’s Runner Cross Country League). Many of our members, however, do not compete but enjoy running for fitness and pleasure.
Alton Runners are affiliated to UKA, England Athletics and Hampshire AA. We organise two annual events: The Alton 10 Mile Road Race, a Hampshire Road Race League event held in May each year, and The multi-terrain Downland Challenge, a 10K and 5K event held in October each year. We field teams in the Hampshire Road Race and Hampshire Cross Country Leagues and take part in the Today’s Runner Cross Country Series.
Whatever your running goals, we can help you to achieve them. Our headquarters is the Alton Sports Centre.