Established in 1983, Leighton Fun Runners (LFR) has been helping runners of all ages and abilities to achieve their goals for over 40 years.  The club has grown from a small group of friends with a shared love of running, to now having over 300 members. LFR is affiliated with England Athletics and in 2021 the club was thrilled to be awarded Eastern Area Club Of the Year – and we were Runner Up in the National category!

In 2022 we were once again named East Region Club of the year, see here for more details.

Our members enjoy all aspects of running – from the social to the serious. We’ve got something for everyone, if you are thinking about joining us and would like to join us for a trial run you can do so, just email

We hope to see you soon!

From supporting new runners taking their first steps with our couch to 5K course right through to marathon training, LFR caters for every level of athlete.  We do encourage complete beginners to complete the ‘Couch to 5K’ course prior to joining. We run C25K courses several times a year, or you could download the app and see what it’s all about?

With a variety of club runs each week including road, off-road and performance-based training, the club has an active running community from all over Leighton Buzzard and the surrounding villages.  LFR also has a thriving social scene with outings and events for those who want to meet new people.

LFR members compete in race events all over the UK and abroad.  As well as road races from 5k to marathon distance, LFR also takes part in the popular Three Counties cross country league, a number of ultra-marathons, duathlon/triathlons and even has some keen hard-core obstacle race goers!

Whether you are looking to improve your existing performance or just run for fun, LFR offers a supportive and friendly club network with something for everyone. To find out more about becoming a member, please take a look at how to join LFR.

LFR on Strava!

This year's charity

Leighton 10K 2022

Santa Dash 2024

Couch to 5K