Welcome to Almost Athletes!


We are Cheltenham’s largest running club.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly, inclusive and supportive club that can help and encourage you to get the most out of your running.  Whether your interest is running for fun, getting fit, or training for anything from a 5K race to a marathon or even an ultra, we can help you achieve your aims.

Almost Athletes has been welcoming adult runners of all abilities and ages since 1998.  We are a fully certified accredited member of England Athletics (EA) organised in line with their EA Club Standards. We have fully qualified EA run leaders in both Leaders in Running Fitness (LiRF) and Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) to help all runners on our social runs and guided expert training sessions. We also have a lively social calendar. With a current membership of about 400 people, Almost Athletes really is Cheltenham’s largest and friendliest running club.  We welcome prospective members joining us for a trial run on one of our evening sessions. If you are interested in doing this please email us on almostathletes@hotmail.com for more information.

Join Our Club

Annual membership costs only £35 per year.

Our current membership year is up to 31st March 2025. Please click the link below for further information on how to apply for membership.


Mondays - 7pm Prince of Wales Stadium track

Tuesdays - 6:50pm Honeybourne Line

Wednesdays - 7pm weekly social run, The Greatfield

Thursday Mornings 10.15am Refectory at Francis Close Hall Campus, St. Paul’s Road

Thursday Evenings - 7pm Honeybourne Line