Weekly Club Runs

The club offers 3 weekly running opportunities. Tuesday evening is offered on a relaxed ‘drop-in’ basis. Thursday evenings we offer a more focused series of coaching sessions.  And Sunday mornings we offer another relaxed ‘drop-in’ social run, often with the opportunity for coffee after. More details below…

Tuesday Nights

Tuesday night is the principal club night.

Do come along! Each week we offer groups to run with at a suitable pace and distance.
We usually begin with club notices, followed by a quick warm up, after which we break into different groups of suitable paces and lengths for runs that usually last up to an hour. Each week we rotate through a number of pre-arranged routes of varying distance.  These diverse, creative, local routes are all available below for you to use at any time.

The Routes are here

Our tailored Tuesday night runs provide a friendly, relaxed and supportive space to help you improve your fitness, and because we run together in groups, you get to know other members of the club.

Preferably let us know you’re coming but you can just drop in if you prefer. We’ll see you there! 

We meet at the Trevor Bailey Sports Ground on the South Circular.

Dulwich Common, Southwark SE21 7HA

Thursday Nights: Coached Sessions

So you want to get faster, stronger and develop your stamina? Excellent. For those members of the club who are running 10 miles per week or more, there are Thursday evening coached sessions. Lasting about an hour, we either run on the track at Dulwich College, or choose suitable local hills or street circuits, and work on a series of repeats at different speeds and distances.

Sessions focus on endurance, stamina or speed and you also get the opportunity to improve your running technique.

The sessions suit different levels of ability and experience so you can find your own level and work from there.

Every two months our coach prepares a schedule of the sessions. Ideally you come along every week but if this is not possible you can do a session in your own time.

You can join at any time, there is no need to wait for the next two month programme to start, but we do ask that you let the club coach know in advance that you wish to come along: coach@dulwichparkrunners.com

Sunday Mornings and other Club Runs


Our Sunday runs provide an informal, social space to help you improve your fitness (and are often followed by a coffee!).

Members meet at the Clock Cafe in Dulwich Park for a social run on Sunday mornings at 9.30am

Runs also finish at the Dulwich Clock Café.

As with Tuesday evenings, runners break into different groups of suitable paces and lengths for runs.

Each week we select from a number of pre-arranged routes of varying distance. Routes are posted in the DPR Sunday Runs WhatsApp group chat.

Joining a club provides additional opportunities for members to arrange to run together informally at times of their own choosing.  Members often simply buddy up with another member to motivate each other to run at other times during the week.
It’s one of the great benefits of joining DPR, knowing you can arrange to meet up with someone for a run.

If you like the sound of our events, why not pop along and come for a run with us on a Tuesday or Sunday and see what you think. Just let us know you’re coming and we’ll see you there! 

The Dulwich Dash

The first Tuesday of each month has slightly different flavour from other weeks and features the long-standing Dulwich Dash! 

The Dulwich Dash is a fun opportunity to challenge yourself and test your stamina and speed, in a pre-planned 2-mile ‘chase-race’ around the streets of Dulwich or around Dulwich Park. 

But you don’t have to race and you don’t have to be chased! 

If you prefer, simply enjoy the event by jogging  round on your own or with other club members who are also looking for a less frenetic Tuesday evening.
The Dash starts from the Rosebery Gate to Dulwich Park at 7.30pm. 

How does The Dulwich Dash Work?

The Dash is a fun event. Runners start at different times, with quicker runners starting last – so everyone is in with the chance of winning each month’s race!

Points are awarded each month based on your finishing position and these then count towards an annual trophy. Over the course of the year seemingly insurmountable leads can disappear as starting times are adjusted accordingly for each event. 

And there are a few fun surprise prizes along the way too!

Once we’ve recovered our breath we then decamp to a nearby hostelry in Dulwich Village or Lordship Lane for some well-earned refuelling. 

And for those wanting a longer run you can of course supplement it with a run to and from the evening, or arrange to run before or after The Dash with other club members too.