We are The Green Runners and we are so excited you are considering joining us on our quest to take the (carbon) footprint out of running. We’re a community-led team, meaning we are primarily volunteers who joined as members and now work our socks off to make a difference.

Membership starts from just £5 per year with options to contribute more, giving you the chance to pay more or less depending on your circumstances. You can increase or decrease your annual contribution when it is time to renew your membership.

Become a Green Runner today

We also have a Junior membership for just £2.50 per year. Click here to sign up.

Why become a member of The Green Runners?

We are living in a climate emergency – we can’t run away from that – and while we all absolutely love running, it can be rubbish for our environment. According to the World Health Organisation, 3.6 billion people live in areas highly susceptible to climate change, and a terrifying 250,000 additional deaths could result from climate change every year. Freak weather events, famine, erosion – these are just a few of the things caused by the greenhouse gases we are pumping into the atmosphere thanks to our reliance on fossil-fuels and animal agriculture.

This will effect our families, our communities, our lives.

So what are we doing about it?

In becoming a member of The Green Runners, you are not only joining a community of like-minded runners who love our planet, you also allow us to:

  1. Raise awareness of the problems we face and offer solutions
  2. Run campaigns aimed at brands, events and politicians to take the carbon footprint out of running
  3. Create resources and share expert knowledge so you and others can make a difference

What are the benefits of membership?

We aren’t going to beat about the bush here: becoming a member is about you putting your voice and support behind us so we can speak louder and do more to push for change. But we think you should get something back:

  • Receive our monthly member email magazine with inspiring stories, news and special opportunities to get involved
  • Join our quarterly online events for free
  • Purchase our Green Runners badge so you can spread the word about what you stand for
  • Join our members-only forum
  • Come to Green Runner gatherings
  • Join our Strava group and take part in challenges
  • And more!

We are still growing, and so you coming on board will allow us to provide more for our members – but primarily this is about you entrusting us to amplify your voice and support one another.

The next steps

Once you purchase your membership, we will send you a welcome email including some important links. The most important one will ask you to make your Pledge. We ask all our members to make at least one Pledge, based on our Four Pillars: How we kit up, how we move, how we eat, how we speak out.

For instance, your Pledge might be to go a full year buying no new gear, eating meat only once a week (or not at all), or not flying to races.

Give your Pledge some thought. It isn’t easy, but your Pledge can be big or small. After that, you buy your badge and turn your Pledge into action!

We hope you will join us. We look forward to welcoming you to our community!