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Last updated 2 October 2015

Leaders Fun Run

Residents looking for a fun way to help raise money for a good cause can sign up for two charity fun runs happening in Leyton on Sunday 11 October.
The event, an idea first suggested by Waltham Forest Council Leader, Chris Robbins, will take place at Leyton Jubilee Park (Seymour Road, E10 7BL). There will be two runs to choose from, a 2km (1.24 mile) course and a 5km (3.11 mile) course.
The runs aim to raise money on behalf of children’s charity NSPCC, which is fighting to end all forms of child abuse in the United Kingdom and Channel Islands.
Although the events are free to enter, runners will be encouraged to make a small donation to the NSPCC to take part, and volunteers will be on hand with collection buckets to take donations from spectators.
The Leader’s Fun Run is open to everyone, and you can choose to walk the course rather than run or jog. Children are also welcome to take part in either event, but under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
You can register online in advance, or sign up on the day. If you are signing up on the day, please allow plenty of time.
Registration for the 2km run will take place between 10 and 10.30am, with the run beginning at 11am. Registration for the 5km course will take place from 11am, with the race starting at 12noon.
The event will be supported by Eton Manor Athletics Club, whose clubhouse is based in Leyton Jubilee Park. To get runners ready, group ‘warm up’ sessions will take place at 10.45am for the 2km run and at 11.45am for the 5km run. Coaches from England Athletics and Eton Manor will lead participants through a series of exercises and stretches to limber up before the run. All participants will receive a medal.
To register online, visit For more information on the NSPCC, visit Free internet access is available at Waltham Forest Libraries.

16-25's get fit for free ​

If you’re aged 16-25, live in Waltham Forest and exercise less than twice a week, we can help you to get back in shape.

Enjoy a variety of activities for Free at your local Better Leisure centres for the first six weeks, and then at a reduced rate of £2 per selected session for four weeks thereafter.

Activities include:

  • 2 swims 
  • 2 gym sessions 
  • 2 group excercise classes 
  • 2 racquet sports

App​lying is easy, visit your local Better Leisure Centre to find out how you can complete the 3 stages. For more information see the Better website.​​

Mini Holland Programme​

View full details on the Mini Holland Programme in Waltham Forest.

Our parks - Get Fit for free

Free fitness classes have begun in 8 parks in Waltham Forest. The classes are fully inclusive and all levels of fitness are welcome.

Classes include: ABs Bums & Thighs, Box Fit, Dance Fit, Hula Hoop Fitness, Our Circuit, Pilates, Social Sport, Skip Fit & Yoga.

The sessions take place at:

  • Langthorne Park, Leytonstone E11 4YG
  • Leyton Jubilee Park, Leyton E10 7BI
  • Lloyd Park, Walthamstow E17 5JW
  • Ridgeway Park, Chingford E4 6XQ
  • Abbotts Park E10 6JP
  • Church Lane Muga E11 4QN
  • Henry Reynolds Gardens E11 3AU
  • Higham Hill Recreational Ground E17 5QT

 To find out more and to register please see here:

Free swimming for under 18s, over 60s and those with a disability

Free swimming for under 18's, over 60's and those with a disability is available at any time in all of the borough's leisure centres.

View more information on free swimming for under 18s and over 60s with a disability

Parkrun - 5km

Parkrun takes place at The Peter May Centre, 135 Wadham Road, London. E17 4HR.

Parkrun is a 5km weekly timed event open to all ages and abilities, you need to register at to obtain your bar code and take part.

More details can be found at

Contact Shaun Medlen at or 07718 394757.


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Contact details

  • Sport and Leisure Team

    Low Hall Depot Argall Avenue
    E10 7AS
    Phone: 020 8496 3000 - ask for the Sport and Leisure Team