Running participation England 2016-2018

In 2018, a national governmental annual survey found out that approximately 6.8 million people in England go running at least twice within 28 days. Running at any intensity and any duration was considered in the survey. Other than jogging or sprinting, there are different running styles. For example, the same study found that 280,600 people participated in fell running and 93,600 people took part in parkour or free running. Running is the most popular sport in England, followed by fitness class.

Other UK countries

In Scotland, roughly 14 percent of adults go running or jogging on a monthly basis, meaning at least on one occasion in the previous month at the time of being asked. Wales shows the same rate, also resulting in 14 percent of the population running at least once a month. Northern Ireland shows a very similar trend.

Other sports

Sports in the United Kingdom (UK) show a vast variety of activities that people take part in such as Golf, football, dance, hockey, cricket as well as many water and winter sports. For almost every sport there are club membership opportunities in the UK.

Number of people participating in running in England from 2016 to 2018

Number of participants
20186,831,600
20176,888,900
20166,851,900
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Source

Release date

October 2018

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

November 2015 to May 2018

Number of respondents

185,732 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Special properties

base varies

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

At least twice in the last 28 days. Any intensity, any duration.

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