Community mission

Camden is back! We're off to Alara Wholefoods to give them a hand

Getting back into group runs with a cap of 5 runners (so hurry and sign up!)


This is a community mission, a community led session where you will meet other GoodGym runners at the task. Please make yourself known to anyone in a GoodGym top when you arrive.

Alongside government social distancing and hygiene rules, you must:

  • Bring your own gloves suitable for the task
  • Not share tools at the task or clean tools between each use

Hello everyone,

Camden's back! Not like normal just yet, but this will be our first group run-style Community Mission since March!

To kick things off coming out of lockdown, we're going back to one of my favourite Camden tasks of all time, Alara Wholefoods! We'll meet outside the Living Centre from 6.45pm, and after a short intro, we'll get going just after 7pm. We'll run to and from the task, as if it was a normal group run.

  • We're going to be helping sort out the grasses in the orchard and also some mulching.

In line with UK Athletics and GoodGym guidelines, there will be a sign up limit of 5 runners each week on our runs. Tasks will be run at the same place for 2 weeks in a row, so I ask that if you've signed up to this week's Alara run you don't sign up next week (I'll be checking this, and removing you if you've signed up for the same task, two weeks in a row!). This will allow more Camdeners to enjoy the tasks, so please think before you double sign up.

As social distancing measures are still in place, please remember the following:

  • Bring your own pair of gloves for the task, that you don't share with others.
  • Any task you'll be asked to complete will be socially-distanced. You're responsible for making sure you keep the 2m distance between you and other GoodGymers while you're working.
  • Tools that you use at the task location will be yours for the time we're there, so please don't share them with anyone else (even with your gloves on).

We meet outside The St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre, on the other side of the building from the main entrance to the Crick Institute. Look out for the red t-shirts!

There will not be a place to leave your bags and toilets aren't available, so please remember that you need to be able to run in what you bring. This is due to the Living Centre not being open to us just yet, but I'm working on it for future runs.

We welcome all abilities but ask that you are able to run for at least 15 minutes, don't worry though we keep together as a group and no-one is ever left behind! Come along and join us.

After the run we'll run back to Camden and go to a pub for a socially distanced drink outside.

Gonna be a good, but probably very strange one - I'm looking forward to it!

Ben - Camden Trainer

Date and time

18:45 - 20:30 Wednesday, 1st of July 2020

Sign up by 12:00pm on Wednesday 1st July so we can let Ben know who to expect.


As you will make your own way to the task, feel free to walk or run as you wish.

Ideal for beginners

Start Location

The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre
2 Ossulston Street
NW1 1DF View Map

What to look out for

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

Community missions are organised by members of the GoodGym community and therefore we are unable to provide specific risk information about the task you are signing up to complete. We advise you to review the community mission training and read our general guidelines for safety for group sessions.

By signing up to this event you confirm you are medically fit to participate in running and other physical activity and accept that the Good Gym and its members, or those operating on its behalf, will not be held liable for any loss, accident or injury, before, during or resulting from the event.


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Trainer for GoodGym Camden. Love a squidgy, slightly underbaked triple chocolate brownie. Get in touch if you've got questions about Camden!

Who's going

  • Katie Allan
  • Paul
  • Lauren Waterman
  • Lizzy
  • Abi Perrin
  • Ben

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The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre
2 Ossulston Street

There's space to change and leave bags and toilets. We're not planning to do anything purposefully dangerous, but GoodGym takes no responsibility for your safety during group runs, you participate at your own risk. Participants accept full responsibility for items stored at The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, and The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre and GoodGym will not be held liable for any losses or damages.


New to GoodGym?

This is a GoodGym group run, where we run to help a local community organisation and then run back.

New runners are welcome to GoodGym group runs - no one gets left behind. You're unlikely to be alone, hundreds of new people sign up every week.

There's a place to leave bags and a toilet at the start point, all you need to do is bring your trainers. It's free to try - get involved!

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