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Answering your questions

Can I just come along?

Indeed, we meet just inside the main entrance of the GCU Arc Gym – there’ll be other runners and the committee there to meet you and give you any information you need about the club.

I've never run before, can I come along?

Of course, we have groups which cater for all abilities, starting with a 5km walk/run.

Do I have to be 'LGBTQ+' to run with you?

No; the main ethos of the club is that we are inclusive and our runners have a range of sexualities and gender identities.

Do I need to go to GCU or be a member of the Arc Gym?

No, we use the facilities at GCU Arc Gym but have an agreement which lets our runners use their changing and showering facilities for £1 per run. Lockers are also available which take a refundable £1 deposit.

Are changing facilities available?

Yes. Female and male changing and shower facilities are available at GCU Arc Gym for £1 per run (payable at Arc reception). There are also two single changing/WC/shower rooms which are gender neutral. Lockers are located outwith gendered spaces and take a refundable £1 deposit.



Are the changing facilities suitable for non-binary people?

GFR is an inclusive LGBTQ+ running club, and, as such, we welcome non-binary and trans runners. Although not an ideal solution for non-binary runners, the Arc Gym has two single, accessible changing/WC/shower rooms which are gender neutral. Lockers are situated outwith gendered spaces.

How do I join?

You can come along and run with us at any time. Your first week is free and then after that you can either run pay-as-you-go or become an annual member. For more information and an application form, see our membership section.