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About Running Escapes 

Running Escapes is an independent, tour operator offering bespoke weekend breaks in the most stunning locations across the UK for runners of all ages and abilities.  

With almost 20 years experience in the UK travel industry and a passion for running and the great outdoors we will make sure your break meets your exact need and is delivered to the highest of standard.

We can organise every part of your trip from travel, accommodation, meals, run guides and experiences giving you the opportunity to take a break from the stresses of everyday life, take on new adventures, relax and have fun with friends.  Our focus is on fun times not finish times.

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Meet The Team


Kelly Raven - Owner

Kelly has helped to run the family electrical business with her husband Ian for the past 12 years, however her real passion is running! In her spare time she loves nothing more than getting a group of friends together, lacing up her trainers and hitting the trails.  She's also not one to shy away from a challenge having completed many 10ks, half marathons and even a 24 hour race! She is hoping that 2021 will be her most adventurous yet with her first road marathon and trail ultra marathon in the diary. She cant wait to share her love of all things running with you!


Jo Porter - Owner

Jo has worked in specialist group travel for almost 20 years and also is the founder of Sound Escapes UK, offering tailor-made concert tours for music ensembles.


She is an experienced group fitness instructor and has created her own unique music themed fitness classes 'Kitchen Dancing'. Jo is passionate about fitness, running in scenic locations and the rural beauty within the UK. She can't wait to assist you with you tour plans!

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Al Porter - Run Leader

Al is an experienced runner and our chief running leader during many of our weekend running breaks. He loves nothing more than the accomplishment of completing a marathon and to date has six under his belt. His marathon adventures have taken him across Europe taking part in the Paris, Barcelona, Ulm and Amsterdam marathons where he achieved his PB!



Peace of Mind For You

Financial Protection: Running Escapes is a member of Protected Trust Services so you can be assured that we are fully compliant with the 1992 Package Travel Regulations and your funds are protected.  In the unlikely event of tour operator failure, all funds are held in an independent trust account.  this protections lasts from the point at which you book your escape through to when you return.  You can enjoy every escape you book through a PTS client knowing that you have 100% financial protection at all times.  For more information please see

Health and Safety: At Running Escapes we provide the very best in quality.  All of our suppliers are independently assessed to ensure they meet our high standards and fully comply with UK Health and Safety regulations.

Covid 19: At Running Escapes the wellbeing of all of our travellers is at the forefront of our minds.  We are committed to providing a safe tour for all and will continue to follow government guidelines as and when they change.  We also recommend our customers keep up to date with the latest Covid 19 regulations via

Public Liability Insurance: Running Escapes holds a comprehensive tour operator's public liability combined package with one of the UKs leading brokers for tour and travel agents, Towergate Chapman Stevens, Please see for more information.

Group and Individual Travel Insurance:  It is essential that every member of your party has their own individual travel insurance to cover unforeseen cancellation.  Running Escapes is able to offer comprehensive travel insurance for a supplementary cost with Endsleigh Insurance.

24-hour assistance:   In addition to the service of a dedicated accompanying tour manager (if required) Running Escapes will provide 24-hour emergency assistance in the event of unforeseen circumstances 

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