Run Wales

Do you want to support visually impaired runners?
Are you looking for a Guide Runner?

Guide running in the community

The absolutely fantastic leaders at Just Run Penybont started their Walk to Run group in partnership with Bridgend Inclusive Network Group.

Their VI Walk to Run Group meets on Saturday’s at 1pm on the Athletic Track, Newbridge Fields. Run by qualified guide runners and all sessions are free. Suitable for all levels of visual impairment. If you are interested in attending the sessions please email at or join the Facebook page VI Walk to Run Penybont.

Guide Running Workshop

The Run Wales / Welsh Athletics Guide Running Workshop has been developed in partnership with Disability Sport Wales with contribution and support from Guide Dogs Cymru.

The 2 hour workshop is a mixture of theory and practical activities and provides attendees with information and experience in supporting visually impaired people to run.

The workshop explores the various types of visual impairment, tips for operating safely whilst guide running and how to make your running sessions VI friendly. The practical element will give the opportunity for attendees to experience guiding and being guided by each other in a suitable setting.

Current course dates can be be found on the Welsh Athletics Coaching Course calendar.

Those completing the workshop with an up to date and valid Leadership in Running Fitness qualification will also have the opportunity to join the Welsh Athletics / Run Wales register of recognised Guide Runners.

Register of Guide Runners




BridgendJust Run Penybont, BridgendVI Walk to Run Penybont
Brackla HarriersBrackla Harriers
CardiffLes Croupiers Running Club, CardiffLes Croupiers
Rhiwbina Runners/Rhedwyr RhiwbeinaRhiwbina Runners/Rhedwyr Rhiwbeina
Run GrangetownRun Grangetown
GwyneddEryri Harriers, LlanberisEryri Harriers
Meirionydd Running Club, DolgellauMeirionydd RC
MonmouthshireCaldicot Running ClubCaldicot RC
Neath Port TalbotRun4All NeathRun4All Neath
NewportLliswerry Running Club, NewportLliswerry Runners
PowysBuilth & District Running ClubBuilth & District Running Club
Swansea3M Gorseinon Road Runners3M Gorseinon Road Runners
TorfaenGriffithstown Harriers, CwmbranGriffithstown Harriers
Vale of GlamorganLlantwit Major MilersLlantwit Major Milers
Penarth and Dinas RunnersPenarth and Dinas Runners

In need of a guide runner?

Complete the contact form and we’ll do our best to put you in touch with a registered Guide Runner local to you, please include in your message:

  • Your location
  • Current level of running ability
  • Any targets or goals

Join our Register of Recognised Guide Runners

Have you completed the Guide Running workshop and have a valid Leadership in Running Fitness qualification?

Complete the registration form to be added to our Register of Recognised Guide Runners and we can share requests for support.

Please note your personal information will not be shared publicly and contact will be made via our Staff Team.