Welcome to Hitchin Running Club

We are a friendly running club based in the market town of Hitchin, Hertfordshire. We have members of of all ages, those who are looking for a regular social jog and those competing in various events around the UK from parkrun to Ironman challenges. Hitchin Running Club commonly known as the Hitchin Hares welcome new members and also host a number of events locally through our sister site BurntHare.


We run on Wednesday’s and Sunday’s from the Hitchin Rugby Club, on Old Hale Way.

  • Wednesday, 6:30pm – Beginners run, for anyone wanting a gentle jog or is a new starter in the
  • Wednesday, 7pm – Typically a 10km run, with a monthly timed 5km and various organised sprints and relays depending on weather and time of year
  • Sunday, 9am – Social run with the club, first Sunday of the month is run from St Mary’s and there are various point to point runs through the summer months

Hitchin hosts some of the best local running events in Hertfordshire, organised by our sister site BurntHare. The Hitchin 5km, Hitchin 10km both run on closed roads through the town centre. The Hitchin Triathlon uses the local outdoor pool and cycles round the local countryside before finishing with a run round Butts Park. For 2022 there is likely to be an Ultra and Tri-Nitro series of events.


The running club has historically entered a number of local meets with other running clubs through the Mid-Week League which typically ran on Wednesdays during the summer and then the Cross Country League which was held through winter at venues across Hertfordshire.



We typically run from the Hitchin Rugby Club on Wednesday and Sunday’s. For regular updates and information, join our Facebook page.