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Webinars series for groups – Helping you to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

Run Wales and Welsh Athletics are pleased to announce a series of three online training sessions (webinars) to help our clubs and groups deal with the challenges we are all facing because of the coronavirus pandemic.

How do you keep your running group members engaged?
How can you develop your group?
What will your group do when lockdown is over?


At Run Wales, we do not have the answers, but we feel that it is important that we all openly share our thoughts and experiences from across Wales and the rest of the world. We have teamed up with Svend Elkjaer of the Sports Marketing Network, who some you will have engaged with through our annual conferences in recent years.

Sports Marketing Network are currently running webinars for people involved with community sport from across the world, particularly on the issues that we are facing due to the global pandemic crisis, as a result he has developed considerable experience and understanding of the issue and has also come across some great examples of clubs doing some great work.

The workshops take place at 6.30pm every Wednesday from the 20th May and will cover;

Keeping Your Members Engaged 6.30pm Wednesday 20th May 2020

  • What has your club or running group done to in response to COVID-19?
  • What your club/group could do?
  • Examples of best practice
  • What are your member expectations?
  • Best ways to increase your online content and presence for the benefit of your club/group and your members

What Will Your Club / Group Do Now? 6.30pm Wednesday 27th May 2020

  • Reflections on the last webinar
  • Things to do in this relative ‘down-time’
  • Club / Group Development planning
  • Applying for grants and funding
  • Support that Welsh Athletics & Run Wales can offer?
  • Looking forward; considering your club / groups culture and outlook

Preparing for Life after COVID-19 6.30pm Wednesday 3rd June 2020

  • Reflections on the first two webinars
  • Coming out the other side, how?
  • If this were to happen again what would you do differently?
  • What you can do to prepare for another suspension of the sport?
  • What will ‘the new normal/new standards’ be? What will members be expecting? More interaction, more online content?
  • What has your club / group started and what will you continue?
  • And finally, a chance to be reflective – what will you have learnt over the last couple of months…

The webinars are open to all registered Run Wales Running Groups and their members as well as all fully affiliated athletics clubs and their members.

To book onto the webinars please use the links provided below:

Keeping Your Members Engaged Wednesday 20th May, 6.30pm

What Will Your Club Do Now?  Wednesday 27th May, 6.30pm

Preparing For Life After COVID-19 Wednesday 3rd June, 6.30pm


Following registration, you will be sent a link which will take you directly to the online session.

In addition, the webinars will also be recorded, allowing you to access them afterwards and between the webinars we will be producing follow-up notes which we will also be sharing.

Each session will last between 30-40 minutes and there will be plenty of opportunity to engage, interact, learn, and ask questions.

If you or your club/group have any points not detailed above that you would like us to cover please just let us know.

We look forward to hearing from you and look forward to you joining us online.


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